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Post Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:33 am
jayeffel well done
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Posts: 345
Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Anyone know if it is possible to make your own charcoal in a Kamado cooker? May not be practical though due to lots of wood needed to make a little charcoal (at least I think its that way) :?:
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Post Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:39 am
QJuju well done
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Posts: 1976
Location: La Grange, Kentucky

Years ago, when lump was nigh impossible to find, I investigated making my own. A video I found on YouTube showed it being made by filling a drum with wood. This drum only had small holes to allow moisture and VOC's out, but not enough oxygen in to start a flame. Then that was put in a larger drum with a large fire and allowed to burn for a long time. This process left behind the carbonized wood, or lump, in the inner drum.

I decided to order wicked good on line. :lol: I am sure there is a more precise explanation to be had, but that just seemed like a lot of work for a little result.

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