Making Charcoal with the Exeter Retort

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Alan and Jo Waters are expert charcoal makers with many years experience of this traditional skill from the land they coppice. Here they speak about the benefits of charcoal production using the Exeter Retort. They join with Geoff Self and Robin Rawle, designers and manufacturers of this Retort, to explain their experiences of the benefits of this method compared to traditional ring kilns - that the Retort produces more charcoal, that it has a shorter burn time, is cleaner, more efficient, easily accessible and transportable, and that it ultimately produces better quality charcoal - ideal for small woodland owners. [email protected] http://www.carboncompost.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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Good video. How much of the energy in a piece of wood is lost by turning it into charcoal? I'm just curious because I know how much easier it is to run a vehicle on charcoal than it is on raw wood. Charcoal is so much cleaner.

Kirk Johnson

July 23, 2019

Wood gas burning trucks are making a bit of a come back in the states but the lit stove is in the back of there trucks.


August 17, 2019

Great video guys. Could watch you guys for hours making and taking about your life style

DNA vanlife

August 26, 2019

you won't be rich but you will be happy. The most happy people is the richest.

ramesh thakali

September 18, 2019

Everything ran good except that you did not show how to build that quality of tort you preumed and you talked about.

Miguel Ventura

October 3, 2019

Pure carbon has a silvery sheen to it and a metallic sound when you pile it. Your charcoal fits the description. Good work gentlemen.

Paul Putter

November 13, 2019

I'm watching this video from New Zealand and I've got this fierce desire to buy British Charcoal all of a sudden. What lovely people Alan and Jo seem to be.


November 29, 2019

Charcoal added to aquaPanik fish crap and you now have high-quality soil for a growing anything and then you add some woodland soil to it and you will get all the microbes you need in a few weeks as they multiply

John Swartz

February 27, 2020

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