How To Make Your Own Smoke Grenade

Smoke grenades are a major part of the paintball world, and some of you have been wondering, “How do I make my own smoke grenade?”  Well, in this blog post we are going to show you how.  However, if you decide that this process is just not worth it and you would rather let a professional company make yours, then visit our website to find all of your Smoke Grenade and Smoke Bomb needs!

What Are Smoke Grenades?

To start off with, we need to define exactly what a smoke grenade is.  Technically speaking, a smoke grenade is “a bomb that gives off thick smoke when it explodes and is used to distract or to mark a position.”  This smoke can be colorful if you want it to be, however, it is not necessary.

Here is an example of a smoke grenade from Enola Gaye:


Enola Gaye Wire Pull Smoke Grenades

How To Make Your Own Smoke Grenade

Now we get to the beef of the “how-to”.  Basically, to make your own smoke grenade, you need the following items and ingredients:

  • An empty soda can
  • A box cutter
  • 5 cups of saltpeter
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • Fuse
  • Food coloring, if you so desire


Steps to making your homemade smoke grenade:

  1. Take your empty soda can and box cutter; cut the soda can in half
  2. Cook the sugar and saltpeter until it turns a golden brown color – if you would like to add food coloring, now is the perfect time
  3. Pour the mixture into the halved soda can
  4. Insert the fuse into the mixture
  5. Place the soda can into the freezer, and let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes; or until the mixture hardens
  6. And ta-da, you have a homemade smoke grenade

These homemade grenades are probably not a good idea to use at a paintball game or tournament, simply because of safety precautions.  If you would like to use smoke grenades, please purchase the ones from our website.

Have you made your own smoke grenades before?  If so, how did it go?  Did it work?  Share with us below!

Smoke Grenades You Should Not Miss Out On

We had such a good time at Paintball Explosion, almost too much fun!  The fire department got called on us.  But needless to say, the grenade throwing and paintball dominating was completely worth it.

Enola Gaye has delivered some awesome smoke grenades that you just do not and should not miss out on.  The Enola Gaye Smoke Grenades (EG-18, Burst & Standard) are beyond fun, beyond colorful and beyond mind blowing.  We love these things!


Enola Gaye Wire Pull Smoke Grenades

These new wire pull smoke grenades are here and after our heavy test day, we have nothing but good news to offer you about Enola Gaye.  These emit a brightly colored and super thick smoke while the pull ring works every time without fail.  A new design means you can still get a high volume of smoke from a sleek and lightweight package.

After testing, we have this side note to you – Be sure to pull the wire ring pull tab OUT from the side of the grenade, rather than UP.  If you pull the tab up, it can disarm the grenade, as that is a safety feature built into the grenade.

At Hustle Paintball, we offer you a really great deal – Buy 10, Get 1 Free!  Or you can enola-gaye-smoke-grenadepurchase the grenades separately, just click here.  These prices you just can’t beat.  These smoke grenades come in some really great colors including blue, green, orange, purple, red, white and yellow.  In the YouTube clips we feature all of the colors so you can have a sneak peek into what you are getting.


ANNNNND this one…