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Member Since 19 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2005 10:59 PM

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In Topic: Calculator

22 February 2004 - 02:07 PM

Thanks Mark. It never even occured to me to look on Passfire. Too late, my brain hurts.

In Topic: Expedient bottle rockets

20 February 2004 - 03:04 AM

Sawdust has been used as an anticaking agent in reports. Bran with the larger applications.

In Topic: Charcoal using electric kiln

19 February 2004 - 10:07 PM

There's no way in hell I would have typed all that.

I looked all over the place last night in an effort to find an optimal cooking temp. I'm ashamed that the last place I looked was P & P. Your findings will prove very interesting.

In Topic: Ring Shell Rockets

19 February 2004 - 12:39 PM

No cone necessary, it will fly.

In Topic: Charcoal using electric kiln

19 February 2004 - 12:22 AM


I have e-mailed you some information that might help. If you did not get the mail just drop me a PM.

Making charcaol has been done for ages without the use of an electric kiln. Have you set up the furnace and/or retort so the gases produced by the carbonization process are vented properly?

Making large batches of charcoal is just about as easy as small quantities in my opinion. The yield so low that getting a bit messy pays off in the long run.

Let us know how you make out.

(Rev. Lancaster notes on page 102 of P & P that somewhere below 500 C is recommended)