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Charcoal with oxidizers

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Yup, more air makes the solid fuel fire hotter. Why add something you don't need to solid fuel? Just add more air. 

If you are not getting a hot enough solid fuel fire it may be due to poor design or air flow. 

If you are using charcoal briquettes, then that is your problem as you'd want real Lump charcoal. 

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It's been done for centuries but not for forges. Charcoal and potassium nitrate makes a decent rocket fuel but lousy explosive, add a pinch of sulfur though and you're off like a shot.

You're not contemplating a canister forge are you? Sealing a self contained fire in a container is likely to spread your work farther than your customer base.

Frosty The Lucky.

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