Jump to content
Woodworks

Any new small charcoal retorts out there?

Recommended Posts

10 minutes ago, northumbriaforestry said:

All kilns emptied, graded & bagged. Been working on making a few new products from my charcoal recently. Have soap, eye liner & toothpaste, & now that I've emptied the kilns I need at least two of them followed by beer, though off for a surf first!🏄‍♀️🍻

 

 

IMG_2987.jpg

IMG_3009 2.jpg

Looks like a very good conversion rate. By volume what do expect to get from a ring kiln? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Woodworks said:

Looks like a very good conversion rate. By volume what do expect to get from a ring kiln? 

From each kiln I'd expect about 1.5m3 of BBQ charcoal, & around .5m3 of fines to grade down for their different outlets too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, the village idiot said:

Hi Beau,

 

Is there a way to access this for non-facebookers?

 

I will have a go at getting the videos up on youtube. Took me longer to upload 10 short videos yesterday than it did to make 2 barrels of charcoal 😂

 

Seems youtube is quicker to upload to than facebook so I will add them all here 

 

Edited by Woodworks
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Woodworks said:

I will have a go at getting the videos up on youtube. Took me longer to upload 10 short videos yesterday than it did to make 2 barrels of charcoal 😂

 

Seems youtube is quicker to upload to than facebook so I will add them all here 

 

That is awesome Beau!

 

I love the barrel loading and unloading system and the expanding air regulation system. Genius.

 

Have you ever had a barrel reignite once it's been removed from the retort?

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, the village idiot said:

That is awesome Beau!

 

I love the barrel loading and unloading system and the expanding air regulation system. Genius.

 

Have you ever had a barrel reignite once it's been removed from the retort?

 

Once but that was because I opened it just a few hours after removal from the retort. It felt cool but soon started reigniting with air. Lid back on pronto. Normally leave it overnight to play safe now 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very neat and clever set up. I salute your invention and ergonomic design.
Read an article that due to lack of overseas imports, due to Covid, there will be a shortage of BBQ charcoal this summer! Could be a good year for you sir .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Silverhooker said:

Very neat and clever set up. I salute your invention and ergonomic design.
Read an article that due to lack of overseas imports, due to Covid, there will be a shortage of BBQ charcoal this summer! Could be a good year for you sir .

I wish. My main outlets have shut. Used to sell from the farm gate from an honesty box but there is now no passing traffic and I dont want provide a vector for virus anyway. Others are doing a booming trade apparently. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.