Monthly Archives: October 2017

Loading the mini kiln

Loading the mini kiln. This time we are using hazel for this charcoal burn as a test of the small kiln and to see how hazel charcoal lights and burns in barbecues. We normally use oak and ash mixture as this is easy to light and burns long and hot.

Kiln full and ready to light, in the bucket are hot embers ready to pour down in the centre of the kiln to light the old charcoal at the base to get the kiln burning!

Smoking well I think it’s a light!

Yes, ‘Fire in the hole!’

Time to shut the kiln down and allow to cook evenly. Kiln is looking hot!

The new kiln site


Whilst working in the woods today I saw this little chap. It appears he is one of this year’s babies. (Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me, so here’s a library picture I found!).

The new kiln site is in the process of being set up! We now have two kilns in operation, can’t wait to use them! Also we have the mini kiln, which is situated in-between the big kilns in the photo. We will be using this as part of a display and demonstrations as shows etc !