I'm making some softwood charcoal for black powder. I'll post the results of how well it burns.
Retort flame. I knew the bottom half of my FEMA would be better used this way
Gas flame is just about done, time to remove the retort from the fire and bury it in damp sand for an hour so it doesn't burn up.
Bury it for an hour or so.
Caveat: don't use aluminum rivets
Perfect softwood charcoal.
Charcoal gives an idea of size of wood. Roughly 3/4" sq, two 9" long stacks of sticks.
Groundup it feels like flour even though larger particles seem to be in the mix. We'll see how it burns tomorrow
And now for a look at the height of the process.