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    Anyone make their own charcoal????

    There is always discussions of what to do with our scrap. Me, I just pitch it in my outside wood boiler. Others don't have this advantage. I was watching Roy Underhill yesterday and a man was forging an adze and talked of making his own charcoal out of his wood scrap from his woodshop where he predominately makes chairs. Hmmmmmmmmm. Our own charcoal, I prefer charcoal over gas when grilling, hope to build a metal shop in the near future and put my forge back together again, hmmmmmmmmmm. This is actually the first website I found and I liked its straight forward approach.

    http://www.twinoaksforge.com/BLADSMI...20CHARCOAL.htm

    Anyone else have a preference for a charcoal making recipe? Make you think differently about your wood scrap pile????
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    Quote Originally Posted by I prefer [SIZE=4
    charcoal over gas[/SIZE] when grilling,


    Me too
    cheers

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    That is pretty neat Jonathan. Never even gave it a thought.

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    I have used wood chunks for grilling before. Basically get the wood going, then cut a bunch of the air off. Gets rid of the 'woody' volatiles and turns into a sort of charcoal. Then I cook on the coals...
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    Jonathan, I follow this blog and if you take a look back in his posts, he makes charcoal the old fashion way. Well, he does lots of things the old fashion way. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post

    Me too
    ME TOO I have a Big Green Egg so that's all I use
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    Those big green eggs look cool...

    I generally prefer charcoal, but there are times when the gas is just so much more convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Those big green eggs look cool...

    I generally prefer charcoal, but there are times when the gas is just so much more convenient.

    Weekends are for Webers, I say!
    I bought my Egg about 16 years ago use it about 2 times a week average
    best investment I ever made. You can have about anything I've got EXCEPT my BGE
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    I use oak lump, for smoking different pig parts, that I buy for $16 per 40 lb bag, so Iíve never considered making my own.

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