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Anyone here do this? Looking into trying this out.


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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.

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David

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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.
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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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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.
David

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

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

Thanks for the info !!


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

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