What you'll learn



  • Getting started

    Why make your own charcoal? Where to site your kiln and important health and safety considerations.

  • How to load the kiln

    What type of materials to use, how to fill, stack and light the kiln.

  • Understanding the burn

    What happens during the different stages of a charcoal burn, how to read the smoke and how to shut it down.

  • Unloading the kiln

    Excavating the kiln, grading the charcoal and bagging it up.

Date to be confirmed


Your instructor for the day..



Joe Weaver has been making charcoal commercially for the last ten years, a passion that started while doing his dissertation.…

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