I've seen recommendations for boiling water and room temp water as solvent. I know that KNO3 has higher solubility in warm water so is that the reason for binding with hot water or does the heat help activate the dextrin?
Basically just wondering what the benefit (or potential drawbacks) of using hot vs cold water as solvent are.
As a side note: is there a preferred way for newbies like myself to post multiple questions? I always do my best google-fu and forum search before posting, and I have started new posts rather than tack questions onto a single post since that seems like it would make it easier for other newcomers that might have similar questions to search for posts, but I also don't want to spam the boards with the 1000 questions I have.