Sunday, May 29, 2011

How to make color fire

Nothing is cooler than going to a friends bon fire and surprising everyone by tossing in a fire log only to have the fire turn completely blue or green.


I will teaching you in this update how to color your fire different from just the boring old orange.

First things first
Get a few fire logs or large pieces of wood and dry them out.
Next from the list bellow select a coloring agent and dilute it into a bucket of water until you cannot dissolve any more. (Get a bucket with a lid on the top so that you can seal it afterwards and use it to color dozens of future firewood!)

Next take your firewood and soak it in the liquid for a good hour.
Next just leave the wood out in the sun to dry and store. *** Important. Use rubber gloves when handling the wet logs. Some of the chemicals may burn your skin when wet ***


List of coloring chemicals

Color = Chemical

Carmine = Lithium Chloride

Red = Strontium Chloride

Orange = Calcium Chloride (a bleaching powder)

Yellow = Sodium Chloride (table salt) or Sodium Carbonate

Yellowish Green = Borax

Green = Copper Sulfate ( from a hardware store ) or Boric Acid (poison)

Blue = Copper Chloride

Violet **Will smoke a ton** = 3 parts Potassium Sulfate 1 part Potassium Nitrate (saltpeter)

Purple = Potassium Chloride

White = Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom salts)








Edit: Dont cook anything over these fires unless they are the salt ones :P You may get sick!!

52 comments:

  1. I didn't know you could do this. That's awesome!

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  2. Is it safe to cook with this?

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    1. the op says it isn't, especially because some of them are poisons. you aren't even supposed to burn treated or stained wood, let alone wood soaked in poison.

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    2. No not safe to cook due to chemical hazard It for Bon or campfire at night time

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  3. Thats like somthing straight out of a video game!

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  4. ... Hah! I wonder if I would get other color bruises with that!

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  5. Thats pretty cool! going on a camping trip this summer, might give it a go!

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  6. Will have to try it, the green flames look pretty awesome

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  7. Wow, that's going to impress everyone.

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  8. My firecamps will never have been so great!!!

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  9. That's so awesome, I'd love to photograph that.

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  10. I knew a few of these, but not them all! Blue fire is awesome haha!

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  11. Beautiful. Where do you get those chemicals?

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  12. So cool thanks for sharing this lol

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  13. Where do you get them from? I know you can get some of those over the counter

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  14. I was skeptical at first, but that green flame blew my mind.

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  15. This looks awesome i will try it!

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  16. I'm going to try this on tuesday. Here's hoping I don't burn my house down.

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  17. Very cool i have done the pot. chlor. one before in chem class

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  18. Sick, I never knew you could do that. I remember my uncle showing me once when I was younger but I never knew how he did it!

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  19. I'm used to make blue flames with a tutorial on the internet that tells me to use some kind of energy drink. I don't really remember it certainly.

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  20. Where do you buy the chemicals?

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  21. So cool. 'may burn your skin when wet' sounds dangerous though.

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  22. vaenwt

    Just make sure to wear rubber gloves is all :)

    Lisa

    Google the names. Most of them can be bought from local stores. The salts can be purchased at the grocery store and health store. For the green fire you can pick up the chemical from any hardware store.

    :) Have fun but be safe!

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  23. that's neat ,dude!

    i wouldnt know where to get all those chemical stuff , but i can achieve a similar effect with the white balance in LightRoom.
    actually...check out my blog. first post is a good example.
    cheers.

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  24. i cant keep my eyes of your page mmm

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  25. I do this all the time with photography. Especially when I don't want to edit the photos after.

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  26. The lock mechanism trick actually works. Took a locksmithing course out of sheer boredom. That works just as fast as finding the bolt cutters.

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  27. I love fire!! :) and chem was fun too.

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  28. This is honestly really cool..Wish I went to more bonfire locations so I could actually try it lol

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  29. Is the smoke from the fire toxic? I wouldn't want to breath it in and most of all family and friends! If the smoke isn't toxic.... It's a very cool idea!!!

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  30. you can also put copper in a fire for blue green color

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  31. How much of each chemical do u have to dilute to get the desired effects

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  32. I think I will stay with non toxic bonfires & cook S'mores n hot dogs " all be safe n have fun!

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  33. how long does it last and where do you get the chemicals and can you inhail the smoke and is it pet freindly for dogs to smell ?

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  34. What is the mixing ratio of chemical and water?

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  35. How much copper sulfate would you use for a 5 gal bucket?

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  36. Where do you buy these things?

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  37. Buy these packets of Sulfer compounds that you just through into the fire. http://www.amazon.com/Mystical-Fire-Campfire-Fireplace-Colorant/dp/B00AFVLVI4/ref=pd_sim_86_11?ie=UTF8&refRID=1WMGB30V5GXYTV6KYR7F

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  38. What about breathing in all of the above chemicals??

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  39. You also can have these colors by burning your strings of Christmas lights that don't work. Simply pitch them on your campfire! Mostly burn bright green ,blue and red. Don't cook on fire! Looks neat, butt I try to stay away from the smoke.

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  41. seems too much work.. there are crystals you can buy to change colors for a fire. just a thought

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  43. Does this mean burning these salts aren't toxic when burned, I can't really find anything saying they are safe, but also nothing saying they're toxic

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