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Making Charcoal at Home

Charcoal making at home. Charcoal has many uses from medicinal, water filtration, soil enrichment, and even powering an engine.  Here are instructions to make charcoal with a double barrel retort.  Once the principles of a charcoal retort are understood charcoal can be made from soup cans to 55 gallon drums or even larger. Materials: 2 steel 55 gallon drums- It is easiest if one of them has an open top with lid. Woody biomass- old pallets, tree trimmings, dirty firewood 2 pieces of angle iron or steel rod Hammer and chisel or saws-all Drill with drill bit between 3/8” or 3/4” 3 Bricks for the base Heavy object to hold the top ...