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Old 01-30-2020, 05:39 AM
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POPs that is the best design for charcoal.. Nearly all civilized peoples no matter where in the world use this same type of side blast for charcoal.. In many places they don't use the front wall and will just move a rock in or out for fire size and some will just use a mound of dirt..
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Got this together today.

Only fired it for about ten minutes as I'm a bit paranoid about the bricks. There's definitely still a share of moisture in them as I left some steel lying inside the forge for a week and it came out rusty.

I splashed out on a premade pipe burner from ebay and had some vermiculite board which I cut up as a lining. Its probably not designed for these temperatures but we'll see how long it lasts.

I only ran for a short while and never got the gas up to full but it made a bit of flat go orange so that'll do for now.

I have a lump of rail track on the farm an no shortage of heavy timber to make a stand from so must sort that next.
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Good going, John.
In your climate, the brick will always have some moisture absorbed from the air.
I would say after the firing you just did I would just give it a half throttle fire and then full blast.
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