How to make charcoal – making charcoal with a charcoal burner

By woodlandstv

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http://www.woodlands.co.uk/ Want to make charcoal? What is a charcoal burner? Where does barbecue charcoal come from? Woodlands TV visit a charcoal burn using a ring kiln. They look at the sources of wood, moving the chimneys, what happens inside a charcoal burner, and grading the charcoal. An atmospheric film with lots of smoke and steam in a woodland setting.


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It seems that you are limiting the number of vents letting steam out. Why is that please? Why not have more vents?

It would have liked to see how you loaded the wood and have an inside look at the kiln.

Thank you for the video.


October 11, 2011

I think John Westcott explains at the beginning he wants to slow the burning down. More vents would speed the process up too much. It would have been good to film the other points you raise but he was in the middle of a 10 hour burn and we had about 10 other films to make that day. Thanks for watching


October 12, 2011

Intriquing idea to invert the kiln, but would you be able to do it with one this size?

Thanks for watching


October 12, 2011

@38MarcW Thanks for commenting and watching Woodlands TV


November 7, 2011

@WOODLANDSTV Do you know where i could find some plans to build one?


January 6, 2012

You must be a 20 PACK a day Passive Smoker inhaling all that as you work!

Oil Burner

May 26, 2012

I know that you guys are showing old school methods, but are you familiar with a double barrel biochar retort? It is another low tech method for making charcoal but with far less smoke. These days people are getting interested in the charcoal for use a soil amendment and to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. If you enter New England Biochar into the search bar there is a great demonstration. Thank you for sharing.


November 16, 2012

Isn't there a way to harness all that wasted steam to heat water or to generate electricity?

Projectix J

October 29, 2013

Obviously the tar is not burning. And is in fact is being released back into the atmosphere and ground. Very inefficient and polluting.

Fred Flintstone

February 10, 2014

very nice video.you can also know the detail process of making charcoal from jute stick.visit here http://www.jutestickcharcoal.com

Jute Stick Charcoal

September 21, 2017

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