In this instructable I will explain the materials, Processes and safety precautions to be taken in the production of Rcandy.
Step 1: Safety precautions
First a few safety tips:
- During the whole process have a fire extinguisher near you and/or a fire blanket,
- Wear full face protection During cooking and ignition because things could get ugly:
- Use an electric Stove and fan forced oven.
If you are under 18 or if is illegal for you to complete this process Do Not continue or Continue at your own risk, I am not liable For ANYTHING
Keep in mind Rcandy is classified as an incendiary.
Step 2: Materials and chemicals
Potassium Nitrate / Saltpeter: Chemical compound KNO3
Stump remover (95%-99%)
Chemical suppliers (Perth= Sigma chemicals or Daly)
Industrial chemical suppliers
Fertilizer stores (>85%)
The LD50 is about 300 grams
Sugar: Chemical Compound Sucrose (C12H22O11)
Icing sugar is best otherwise: White sugar
Fairly universal and harmless so no MSDS is needed
Iron (III) Oxide: Chemical Compound Fe2O3
Oxide colouring "Brick" Red (99%<)
Bunnings or any other good hardware store
Stains like HELL
To buy I suggest about 1Kg of KNO3 at a time the smallest amount of Iron Oxide (for me about 250g) and another kilo of Sugar.
Other materials or tools will be refered to during the instructable.