Thanks Dell. I must be doing something wrong though. Even though I was firing real black powder I was unable to obtain any of the dreaded hard fouling and even though I put around 30 shots through her it only took about 10 minutes of swabbing with hot soapy water (cause I did it twice) to get the bore clean.
She also refuses to rust for some reason.
I am beginning to suspect that all the horror stories I have been reading on the intrawebs might be somewhat inaccurate...