Well, you have to remember that in the patent they control the amount of silver halide and the grain size a lot more tightly than I could. I'll just have to guess, but 1 drop of a 1% solution per 40 grams of gelatin doesn't seem like much -- or am I missing something? Anyway, I can always bump the amount up or down and see what happens, right? And it'll be awhile before I can even get started so I have time for more research -- I may even find a better additive than hypo...

I actually want to produce as fast an emulsion as possible in my kitchen without investing in a professional lab. I like the look of albumen and it is cool to see people's eyes pop open when I tell them how I made it, but the exposure times with pinhole are so long I'm really limited in what I can do. It would be cool if I could get the exposure times on an 11X14 format down to a couple of minutes -- or even a few seconds so I could do portraits.