Ok, some data for the data crunchers…
4 times in a row the same test ( i need 1 kg charcoal for testing per sample )
Input material always from the same batch, air dry bamboo chunks age between 4 and 6 years, humidity <20% ( test results from lab, i am waiting for.
Input 1 kg per run
heating speed: Ambient to 1000ºC 2,5 Hours
Holding at 1000ºC for 1 Hour
Cool down to ambient over night
Output: 248 Gr high grade charcoal, conductivity 1,4 Ohm ( Less then 100 Ohm is the norm and 1,4 is super low )
Further: after 3 runs of 1 Kg input material ( did not measure nr 4 in this ) i obtained: 744Gr Charcoal and 1300 Gr Bamboo vinegar in the jar’s
I did not count for the loss towards the waterdrum nor the Tar dripped on the floor.
First smoke in the Jar’s @ 270 to 300ºC, drips dropping in the first Jar right after that.
Flammable gas at 440ºC, self sustaining at 470ºC
Clear flame, smokeless gas after 630ºC, the amount of gas decreases rapidly, nearly no gas after 700ºC but be aware, there is… ( i have a gastorch running constantly to avoid problems )
Three temperature probes installed: 1 oven temp, 1 reactor temp and 1 output towards the jar’s ( see picture)
The output vinegar is of excellent quality, now i am blending with foodgrade alcohol for tincture and some rare Bamboo whisky ( for those who want to risk an eye… )
We just trained our new QC to have some proof of excellence… The cat can’t resist…
Usability for the bamboo vinegar, besides the tincture and Whisky;
Kill Pests by applying a 1:20 ratio to the soil
Kill weeds by applying a 1:50 Ratio to the soil
Prevent stems and roots from rotting by applying a 1:100 ratio
Prevent pests and mold while accelerating plat growth by applying a 1:200 ratio to the soil.
Prevent plant lice by applying a 1:400 ratio to the plant.
Enhance fruit growth by applying a 1:500 ratio to forming fruit
I hope i did well with this posting, it tooked me an arm and a leg… to get my words from my mind and put them in writing…