Changing the color of the flame

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Changing the color of the flame

Postby nikos » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:42 am

Has anyone tried to dissolve chimicals into the alcohol to give the flame some fancy colors?

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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:16 pm

People have added food coloring, I believe, to make the flame visible, esp. during daylight hours as a safety factor.
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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby zelph » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:01 pm

I think oops56 added something to make green flames. We'll have to see if he chimes in and brings us up to date on that.

Salt, I think salt added to the fuel will give off a color.

Drinking enough of Everclear will make you see different colors after a while :mrgreen: double colors ;)
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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:41 pm

I think you're right about the salt....disregard the food coloring.. :oops: :roll:
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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby sudden » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:13 am

This is what you want.
I don't know if I'd want to cook over it.
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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby zelph » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:25 am

Nice to know just for the fun of it. I've been known to make some copper pipe campfire flame colorants. Copper pipe(1 footer) filled with length of "soaker hose" just throw it into fire, make sounds with mouth like oooohhhhhh, soooooo pretty :lol:

(after cooling off)Pipe is refillable if fire is not too hot ;) I have melted/deformed a pipe or two in my larger campfires :o
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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby nikos » Sun May 01, 2011 5:24 am

That's a tricky one !!

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Thefrench wikigives the chemical elements for coloring the flames. Not in english yet :shock:

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Re: Changing the color of the flame

Postby zelph » Sun May 01, 2011 7:41 pm

That is one tricky stove for sure, how they do that :mrgreen:
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