DIY Charcoal

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Smoke Blower
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Jul 10, 2022
Christian County, MO
I have a bunch of white oak and black walnut trees I am going to be culling out. I am already making my own splits and chunks so I thought it would be good to try out making my own charcoal. I have watched several YouTube’s but am wondering if anyone here has made their own and had any advice. I plan on doing the double barrel technique.
Thanks in advance.


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Mar 22, 2008
Over the years we've had some members make their own don't know anybody that is active that does it. We also had a member or two that set up some kind of fire pit right buy the smoker and would start a fire in the pit then scoop hot coals right into the firebox as needed for the entire cook
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Meat Mopper
Sep 5, 2013
I have made charcoal in the past and plan to do so again. Oak would be great. Not sure about the walnut.
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Meat Mopper
Sep 5, 2013
I moved from northern New York to northeast Pennsylvania last year. In New York I did not use the retort method but plan to here.

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