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Garrett 01-26-2013 01:27 PM

Just built a charcoal kiln
 
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I've been searching this week about making charcoal. Seen a lot of different ways to do it and decided this would be best for me. Picked up 30 gal barrel this morning for $15 the 55 gal drum was given to me. All total I have $40 in this.

List of materials are 1-55 gal drum, 30 gal drum, 8" to 6" stove pipe reducer, 6" x 5 ft stove pipe, and 4 L brackets.
Cut a hole in the top of lid from 55 gal drum and attached reducer with L brackets.Attachment 74936
Then cut roughly 1/2" holes 5" apart and 3" up from bottom of 55 gal drum. Attachment 74937
The 30 gal drum will be to put the wood in that I want make charcoal out of, and will have it in upside down in the bigger barrel. Attachment 74938Attachment 74939Attachment 74940Attachment 74941
I will put whatever kind of scrap wood I can find to fill in around the 2 barrels for fuel. If anyone has any tips on making charcoal please do tell. This will be a first for me.

stephan 01-26-2013 02:09 PM

That looks like a great start keep the photos coming.

Johnny_Crunch 01-26-2013 02:14 PM

Fun project.

jrn 01-26-2013 02:34 PM

Are you sure the stacks gonna be long enough? :biggrin1:

I'm just kidding of course! I've been threatening to build one for awhile. I'm really anxious to hear your results. When ya gonna fire it up?

Jason

Garrett 01-26-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jrn (Post 2342849)
Are you sure the stacks gonna be long enough? :biggrin1:

I'm just kidding of course! I've been threatening to build one for awhile. I'm really anxious to hear your results. When ya gonna fire it up?

Jason

From what I understand the stack being long like that is to help burn off the gasses and make it clean when it comes out. I have no farking clue. Just started reading about it this week.

Gonna have to wait till next weekend cause all my wood got wet yesterday from the sleet and freezing rain we had. Can't wait to try it, hoping someone will chime in with some advice.

LM600 01-26-2013 02:43 PM

Beyond awesome!

Please let us know how you get on. :)

sbramm 01-26-2013 03:05 PM

i'm watching.... :)

BobM 01-26-2013 03:18 PM

That looks great!

AustinKnight 01-26-2013 03:35 PM

Looks good brotha can't wait to see what you product :thumb:


Garrett 01-26-2013 04:30 PM

Thanks for the video. After seeing that I'm going to add some more holes in the top to make sure I get a clean burn.

Crazy Harry 01-26-2013 08:43 PM

waiting to see how it turns out

AustinKnight 01-26-2013 09:09 PM

No problem brotha, look up charcoal retort on YouTube there's a few vids on there. You should make a video of how you do it when you do one of your batches.

Sent from my SGH-T999

silverfinger 01-26-2013 10:13 PM

Looks awesome!!!

Just a question.
This is not meant to be negative.

The time you put into making lump as opposed to buying it already made.

Do you save money or is it just reinventing the wheel ?

Timmy Mac 01-26-2013 10:57 PM

Buddy of mine always talks about doing this good luck.

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Garrett 01-27-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silverfinger (Post 2343205)
Looks awesome!!!

Just a question.
This is not meant to be negative.

The time you put into making lump as opposed to buying it already made.

Do you save money or is it just reinventing the wheel ?

If I was to look at all my BBQ stuff from a money standpoint, then it would be a million times cheaper to just go out to the local joint and call it a day. I have twins that are almost 5 yrs old and every chance that I get to teach them something, or show them that things don't come from a grocery store then I try to educate them and myself. Plus I think it's going to be pretty Farking cool.


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