Charcoal

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Rizzoni, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. Rizzoni

    Rizzoni Member

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    What is the best way to make charcoal for the forge? And what should I store extra charcoal in when I'm not using it? Is anything ok?
     
  2. Neuromancer

    Neuromancer Member

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    what kind of forge?
     

  3. carnut1100

    carnut1100 Well-Known Member

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    You have to combust wood very slowly with as little air as possible.
    Traditionally they would make their wood heap and cover it with clay leaving only a very small hole for a chimney and a very small hole to light it with then would stop up or enlarge the holes to keep it at a gently smoulder for a couple of days after getting it well and truly alight.
    Then they would stop it up completely a nd leave a few days to go right out then break open and use.