Originally Posted by Hobgob
References are something I do not do. Simply because I do not like when people make a huge rank on something they have read when it is being proven wrong right I front of you. Like previous on a different thread someone made a rant on how the nitrogen cycle worked it was in the atmosphere. I believe in learning from doing so either someone on some forum tells me something I look at the pros and cons and decide to try it. Then I can remember exactly what happened in my case.
And I am sorry, I did not see the I.... You say an active ingredient in gunpowder so I assumed your were talking about potassium nitrate. I'm sure you can create your own.
But your links are seeing to be legit so I'm probably going to take a look at it.
sorry, I assumed that nitrite was a component in explosive, but I don't actually know that since I don't make explosives
Potassium nitrite just didn't seem to be a readily available component.
I'm not sure what you meant by the first part. Are you saying you don't like it when people quote lab papers and such at you?
If I always believed the bad info that is perpetuated by people in this hobby, who don't know any different and are just spreading what the last person told them, I don't feel we would get anywhere. So I am definitely not a person who believes what people tell me because I think that people are taught incorrectly by the person who came before them. The only thing I can truly trust is lab work performed in a controlled environment (I mean research papers, not my kitchen counter tasks)
My experiment thus far is a pretty good example. I am pretty sure that by all accounts, my 16ppm ammonia should be "stalling the cycle". Pffft.
Obviously this only applies to the technical things and not so much the practical things.