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    I have built a charcoal maker so I can make my own charcoal to use in my smoker that i am building.

    It is actually a Charcoal Retort.

    here are some pictures of the charcoal maker and the first batch.




    Last edited by Chuck_050382; 03-14-2008, 01:02 PM.

  • #2
    here is the assembled charcoal maker.


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    • #3
      here is the wood loaded in the barrel

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      • #4
        and here is the first burn after the wood started out gassing.



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        • #5
          here is the finished product.




          More information about making charcoal with this method can be found at
          http://64.176.180.203/charcoalretort.htm

          A video of the charcoal maker in action can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krZfXKiRYGU

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          • #6
            now that is nifty

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            • #7
              Looks like it works great. I think it needs a grill on it somewhere however. All those nice coals going to waste and nowhere to cook anything!

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              • #8
                just lay what ever you want to cook on the top.

                It will be done fast.

                couldn't hardly get close to it while it was going.

                the goal is to use scrap/trashy would in the bottom to cook good wood into charcoal.

                I am going to cook up another batch tonight.

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                • #9
                  very cool!!! thanks for the pics!!!!
                  I'm not late...
                  I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                  • #10
                    good project. Glad you posted enough pics to understand how it actually works.
                    Millermatic 180 Auto Set

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                    • #11
                      That was interesting. Thanks for posting.
                      Jeff

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the responses.

                        It was a really neat project.

                        Hopefully the barrel last for a while. I plan on making a lot of charcoal.

                        I spent yesterday cutting wood.

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