Make your own lump charcoal....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jjpiv33, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. jjpiv33

    jjpiv33 Fire Starter

    Anyone here do this? Looking into trying this out.

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  2. I have made my own lump. I fill a 30 gallon metal drum with wood. then I put it upside down in a 55 gallon drum (you can drill or shoot holes all around the drum about a inch from the bottom). pack the 55 gallon with wood (scrap is fine) cut a hole about 6" it the lid of the 55 gallon drum. Use a piece of stove pipe to make a stack and attach to lid. Light what is in the outer drum. put lid on and walk away for 24 hours. Use caution when you open. It may still be very hot or flare up.

    Happy smoken.

  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes I made a bunch of lump when I had a huge amount of Beetle infested ash.
    If you are interested I will post a how to.
  4. jjpiv33

    jjpiv33 Fire Starter

    Yea... I've seen videos on how it's made.... But I'll take all the info I can get. Thanks.

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  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like the "Shoot the Holes" method, saves on drill bits!
  6. jjpiv33

    jjpiv33 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the info !!

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  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I cant send you a direct link and don't want to bog down this thread

    Just, copy/paste Charcoal Retort SQWIB Cooks into Google Search

    It should be the first hit.
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  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Be sure to burn it off at night- makes for some real pretty colors as the gases burn off.

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