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Charcoal at the Moot

Discussion in 'BushMoot - the big get together' started by Dave Budd, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Dave Budd

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    I've been making some charcoal for the forge over the last couple of weeks and wondered if anybody would be interested in buying some for their own cooking/heating? :) I've got some paper sacks that hold a good 4kg of charcoal (rather than the 12.5kg of special potatoes that the bag claims!) and can bring some with me for the cost of £10 a bag. This batch is mostly alder with some birch and a little ash, it all came out nice and tinkly (a good thing in charcoal).

    Now that I have a small van, I should be able to bring a few bags with me. Space will still be limited so if you are interested, please let me know so I can reserve the van space for you.

    If there is interest and I get the chance, I might be able to bag up some wood chip for smoking. I've got birch, cherry and oak that will chip up nicely. Not sure on cost or quantities, but if there is interest then I can look into it.
     
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    Looks like a nice setup
     
  3. chas brookes

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    I will have a bag of you Dave ;)
     
  4. Dave Budd

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    I guess I won't bring too much black gold with me then! I'll be sure to bring some for you though Chas :)

    The 5 foot kiln is easy to use solo, unlike the 7foot that was in my woods for a while. It's also much better than the oil drums that I used to use! :D
     
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    Go on Mr B, we can do with a bag of it at DD with all that's being planned down there :)
     
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    Cheers Dave :campfire:
     
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    What day are you coming to the Moot Dave, if it is before the 2nd of August I will take a bag.
     
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    I'm not 100% sure when yet, but definitely before the 2nd :) I'll bring some with me, thanks chaps!
     
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    Cheers Dave, see you there.
     
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    No doubt as things were go you ought to bring as much as you can; Someone will want it.

    (I use stone pine cones on my BBQ...)
     
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    I will have a bag please!
     
  12. Dave Budd

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    i'll bring plenty, obvs it depends on space, but my old man will be taking a trailer so if I need extra space...

    Tengu, You're welcome to cook on pine cones (stone or otherwise!), but I think I will still to charcoal: much nicer I think! :D
     
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    Yes, but cones are free.
     
  14. Dave Budd

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    just a heads up. I may be a little later arriving that I intended (wednesday maybe). I've sent the charcoal on ahead with my old man, so if anybody wants it sooner then just go find Roy :D He'll be there this afternoon with luck!
     

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