10 lb. Meal D 7-1/2 lb. saltpetre 6 lb. airfloat charcoal 1 lb. sulphur 2 lb. dextrine Dampen well with ordinary tepid tap water, cut large (3/4″ – 1″) stars, dust generously with home powder (75:15:10 sieved, doesn’t have to be ball milled – it is just to keep the stars from sticking to each other). Allow to dry ca. 3 weeks in a shady, well-ventilated place. These stars burn fast and leave a bushy charcoal tail. They can be broken hard.