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Offline icrcc

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Making Charcoal
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:29:34 AM »
Charcoal is an amazing product that has may uses other than just powering your barbeque or as an ingredient in water filters  There are a few  methods of making charcoal some are more effective than others but all produce charcoal of varying quality.

This is the method I use:
http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=chr-greentree_ie&ei=utf-8&ilc=12&type=541231&p=makingh+charcoal

Except I use a 55 gallon drum for my crucible then get a good fire going in it fill it up to about 1/3 with dry fuel then put in the a smaller 25 gallon drum which hold the wood to make charcoal. The 25 gal  drum has a lid with a few holes drilled into it. It usually takes about  a day to make but I find this method works very well for producing a  good quantity of quality charcoal.
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Re: Making Charcoal
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 11:36:12 AM »
This is a variation on the method I use. This one uses an open top smaller can.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=chr-greentree_ie&ei=utf-8&ilc=12&type=541231&p=makingh+charcoal

I prefer the method that I use because you can clearly see by watching the escaping gasses how the process is moving along. This method might be a little more hit and miss I think.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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