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Charcoal kiln

Post by Frank_Cox » June 27th, 2011, 4:40 pm

Gonna build myself a charcoal kiln tonight :D
So here's how it goes...
Ya start with a 50 gallon and a 30 gallon drum.

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Re: Charcoal kiln

Post by Frank_Cox » June 27th, 2011, 5:23 pm

I have closed head drums for both so I used a cutting wheel in my grinder to cut the bead on the lid and then used a chunk of steel and a hammer to flatten out the bead on the lid. I'll clean the edge up so it is user friendly and easier to seal when it is pressed back on.

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Re: Charcoal kiln

Post by Frank_Cox » June 27th, 2011, 6:47 pm

Then I cut a 10"x18" hole in the 55 gallon drum

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Post by Frank_Cox » June 27th, 2011, 7:25 pm

Next I made the grate to hold the 30 gallon barrel off the bottom of the big one, then I removed the lid from the 30 gallon and drilled five 1/2" holes in the bottom of the 30 gallon drum. Now for cleanup and paint 8-)

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Post by Tom_Heath » June 27th, 2011, 10:57 pm

You know what Frank, I am starting to believe that you have just as much going on as I do or even more. LOL

Hey, hows the shop smell now that the drum is cut open?

I'm looking forward to seeing this thing in action.


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Post by Frank_Cox » June 28th, 2011, 12:07 am

smells great! just like red hots LOL! :mrgreen:


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Post by HARRY BARKER » January 10th, 2012, 6:51 pm

what the? more pics?


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Post by HARRY BARKER » January 10th, 2012, 6:58 pm

:oopssign: i see the other thread now,sorry :LG:


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Post by Frank_Cox » September 3rd, 2012, 9:53 am

I been thinkin about makin some more Charcoal....
anyone else ever done this?


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Post by Gizmo » September 3rd, 2012, 10:04 am

Not intentionally.... :)


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Post by Frank_Cox » September 3rd, 2012, 10:28 am

hahaha!


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Re: Charcoal kiln

Post by wrench3047 » January 7th, 2014, 12:08 am

I've made charcoal a few times. My setup was a little different. I had an open 55 gal drum with about a dozen 1.5" holes in lower section. I'd have a small fire going in bottom and let it burn for awhile to have layer of coals. I'd drop in a closed 16 gal barrel full of wood, with half dozen 1/8" holes in side near lower lip. Pack some wood around barrel and about 2.5-3 hours wood gas would stop. I would extract inner barrel with vise grips on lip and seal holes with mud to stop possible burn in barrel. I would repeat with a 2nd 16 gal barrel but not needing to put nearly as much wood in cause of larger bed of coals. I leave charcoal sealed till the next day. Storing your product too early is a mistake I'll only make once. My wife still talks about the hole in the shed floor.



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