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Making Charcoal (pics)

I have spent a lot of time in Thailand traveling the country to places that most tourist never see.....I took this picture of charcoal making in a small village area in northeast Thailand


  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 1,783
    Visalia, Ca
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,032
    That's pretty cool!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MaccoolMaccool Posts: 191
    I've spent a lot of time in the third world (Haiti). The smell of charcoal-making is really something one comes to associate.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,547
    Wow cool picture.  I dont get it . . but thats cool.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • These are mud huts that they load with wood, set on fire and then seal off except for a very small opening and burn down to charcoal......this is used for their everyday cooking
  • cook861cook861 Posts: 870
    @Maccoll Been To (Haiti) Know what you mean @thailandjohn  di you bring any home :)
    Trenton ON 1 mbge for now
  • thailandjohnthailandjohn Posts: 952
    edited August 2014
    I did not bring back charcoal but I have brought back several things regarding cooking including this charcoal cooker....I use this when I am cooking a couple of steaks or pork great...cost me less than $5.00
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,163
    I also have a Tao which I like for wok cooking and a few steaks, chops, chicken pieces.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,429
    That's awesome brother. Not something you see everyday for sure. Cool little cooker too.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,095
    Very cool!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,089
    Makes me appreciate being able to have Rockwood delivered to my door. Very interesting to see it done at the most basic level.
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,840
    Always interesting to see how others live. How many years have you spent in Thailand?

    Btw, you can buy those cookers here. $30 plus shipping.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • We traveled there for 10 years, spending two months in Thailand then back to USA for two months then back to Thailand for two months We were spending six months of the year in Thailand traveling this way. We learned a lot more about Thailand than someone going there for a two to four week vacation. The people are great, food is delicious, safe country (we could walk around and not feel threatened) and prices are cheap
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,361
    These are mud huts that they load with wood, set on fire and then seal off except for a very small opening and burn down to charcoal......this is used for their everyday cooking

    In South America it's usually the other way around.......they stack all the wood up into a pile, then build the kiln around it.  Then after the cooking and the cooling, they just knock it down and collect the charcoal.

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