Monthly Archives: December 2018

Hotting up…

Kiln all closed down and simmering nicely!

Kiln loaded and and now a light and smoking well! FLIR image shows kiln hotting up shame the thermal imaging camera on my phone only goes up to 150.3c, I think it’s a lot hotter than that! More charcoal in the making!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Since our last charcoal burn in December we have managed to bag up half of the kilns charcoal, 20 bags so far, weather hasn’t been good for packing charcoal and then there was Christmas…..

Also just completed our first charcoal burn in the big kiln,  the  burn lasted almost 24 hours!. I’ve got a feeling I may have over cooked it, I hope we don’t have to much ash!

Pictures  are of loading the kiln and lighting it. We did the burn on Friday 11th December, 2017.

Kiln full I think!

Kiln almost full

Needed a step ladder to fill and light this kiln

Smoking well!

Fire in the hole!!!!

Kiln well alight now, almost time to close it down and let simmer!

Kiln all closed down and simmering nicely more charcoal on its way! Just drying off some kindling!!

Getting really hot!