This has nothing to do with beer. In fact, don't have any if you're going to do this. But, it's just too cool not to share.
Some time ago, I had mentioned to my son (an Army vet) how much fun I used to have loading and firing a friend's muzzle-loader. One day, he showed up with this,
a modern muzzle-loaded rifle. We took it out to the local range to try it out. Great fun!
The powder is added first, then the ball is forced down the barrel, and "seated" against the powder.