Portfire - Orange Portfire


Name: Orange Portfire
Source: Alan Yates


percent parts component
76.19% 16 Potassium Nitrate
9.52% 2 Sulfur
9.52% 2 Cryolite
4.76% 1 Red Gum

Required Mass


Screen together pre-milled components.


Bright orange portfire.

A bit more smelly and smoky than the white version, inferior, but significantly cheaper and more accessible chemistry.

It takes about 20-25 g of composition to make a 9.5 mm ID portfire with approximately 200 mm of burning length. A sheet of A4 paper halved length-ways makes two suitable tubes which have sufficiently length to implement a good handle by stuffing the remaining uncharged space with paper wadding or clay.