20140710-211749-76669469.jpgOnce the burn has finished and the oil drum has cooled you can take the lid off and take a look at how much charcoal you’ve made. This was the first time I’d made charcoal and my boyfriend’s first time in a while so we haven’t yet perfected our method. Out of our full oil drum we ended up with a third of the wood being turned to charcoal, the remainder needed to burn for longer so we will use it in another burn at a later date. The charcoal should be able to be snapped easily, where as the partially burnt wood won’t. Despite only a third turning to charcoal we still managed to divide it into several bags to give out as gifts to family and friends, along with a couple of bags for ourselves. Since our burn we have already used one of our bags of charcoal to barbecue the chicken I learnt to portion in a lesson from my boyfriend’s uncle in exchange for charcoal.

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