Coating rice hulls for burst charge -
Reprinted from Best of AFN IV by Tom Perigrin
A 5:1 ratio of meal D to rice hulls.
First, the one weight of dry rice hulls is soaked in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes, and then allow to drain.
It is important not to soak them too long, and to allow them to drain well.
Then they are placed in a cardboard box, and one weight of meal D with 5% additional dextrin is added.
This is shaken around until the meal D coats the hulls. There are probably clumps - in fact, it may look like a hopeless mess.
Another weight of meal D with dextrin is added, and the box is shaken again.
This is repeated twice more, yielding sticky rice hulls with four weights of meal D.
Now comes the trick, and such a simple it is: a final weight of meal D WITHOUT dextrin is added.
This is shaken around until all the clumps are broken up and the meal D has coated the sticky rice hulls.
The outer layer isn't sticky! So simple!
The same procedure can be used if the rice hulls are being coated with pulverone, KP, or H3.
Other ratios can be used, such as a 4:1.
All that is required is that one simply makes sure that the last coating is without dextrin.
Of course, one should never mix H3 with pulverone or Black powder.