So I’ve been lurking on here for a while now trying to decide what I would like to build, and I think I’ve finally settled on charcoal. A few questions though to the people on here that really know the charcoal systems well.
First, does charcoal gas need to be cooled the same as wood gas does? Is there an ideal gas temperature to try and achieve before entering the engine?
Second, I’ve seen many different systems for wood gasifiers (FEMA, WK, Imbert), but haven’t seen any specific charcoal units (other than Gary’s simple fire). Is charcoal more forgiving and less finicky that we don’t necessarily need very specific proportions? Or are there a pile of threads that I have missed?
Third, and this relates to the second, what is the generic system of choice for most of you charcoal heads? Downdraft? Updraft?
Thanks for any replies! Sorry if a lot of these questions may have been answered before, I’ve tried searching the threads however some of them are 100s of replies long and sometimes stray off topic from the original question so it’s hard to find the specific info you’re looking for sometimes.