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Poppers with the white balls versus poppers without the white balls

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Topic created by Anonymous
on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 00:11

Anonymous said on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 00:11...

Hi everyone Iím new on using poppers Iíve noticed that some of them donít have the white ball inside is there any difference With poppers that have the ball versus the poppers that donít have the ball? I would like to know because I bought one without the ball with out knowing

PoppyJo said on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 09:13...

As far as I know, the white ball is supposed to be a desiccant, to absorb water. So, it doesn't really affect the poppers, but it might extend their shelf life. It definitely doesn't add anything, and there's not really anything to mix, so shaking the bottle to get more vapor would work the same with or without the ball.

Wowza said on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 12:21...

Originally it was created by Pac West (PWD) as the Power Pak Pellet. It breaks down over time and keeps the poppers fresher longer. Plastic white balls appeared following this, as an agitator, as the nitrites and stabilizer will separate. No bottle of poppers ever contained 100% nitrite,right? Maybe this was just a kinda copycat thing.

I think Rush Radikal even had a metal ball?

Noticeably the original PWD Pellet kind of broke into tiny little bits as time passed. Good indicator of fresh stock was spherical.

If madeplenty knows what the ball is made of, it was trademarked at one time, then that could be interesting.

Madeplentypoppers said on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 16:13...

I have read that the ball was activated alumina, which primarily absorbs water.

I have also read that Molecular Sieve 4 Zeolite beads absorbs more water more effectively and would be better than AA beads.

Simon said on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 18:06...

Mystery solved!! Thank you.

I thought a pellet from a BB fun I own had gotten in a bottle but had no idea how the hell it got in there 😂😂😂

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