8 Easy Tips to Smoking Meat Like a Pro - The first step to bringing out the robust flavor of ribs, brisket and other meats is selecting the best meat smoker and deciding which fuel option — charcoal, electric or gas – works best for you. Smokers are fueled by propane gas, electricity or traditional charcoal briquettes. The fuel in turn heats wood that generates smoke. http://www.odumagazine.com/8-easy-tips-to-smoking-meat-like-a-pro/
Home made fire pit. 1. Dig a large circular hole, 2-3ft deep. 2. Line bottom with landscaping rock, make sure to cover the bottom in a consistent layer. 3. Line sides with red FIRE BRICK*** 4. Line the top with landscaping bricks to the design of your liking. 5. To use, simply add wood, charcoal, newspaper, and other fire pit material, as you would normally use.
I have been involved in a local school (Portland Waldorf School) which has a blacksmithing program. There have been complaints about the smell of the coal burning and so I found out that charcoal can be used as the fuel instead of coal/coke. So I am building this charcoal maker so that the children can see how to blacksmith without coal. There are health benefits too! Coal produces sulfer when burned which can combine with water in your lungs creating sulfuric acid (acid rain) as well as the water in your sweat. If this helps someone have a better experience blacksmithing, I will be happy. Here I describe how I made a charcoal retort. This is also known as the "indirect" method of making charcoal. Basically you take a metal container and cook it until all of the volatile gasses leave the wood.
Charcoal For Chickens. Absorbs toxins from food or water, improves hygiene and health. Better hygiene also helps prevent infections like Salmonella. Keeps digestive system healthy. A laxative and helps move the impurities it absorbs out of the body. If worms or worm eggs are present, it can to some degree help move them out of the body. Poultry feed containing 1-1.5% charcoal has resulted in increased laying rate, longer laying period, increased egg weight, and reduces odor of manure…