Northwest Blacksmith Association

Easy Charcoal Maker

Easy Charcoal MakerDetailed instructions on how to make and operate a simple charcoal maker.

After working with the charcoal maker for a while, it has become apparent that several improvements are in order. The suggested improvements, along with related correspondence, are posted below the article pdf.

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Article by Steve McGrew Incandescent Ironworks, Ltd.


  1. Hey bro Steve, yet another very useful post. Question: In the one picture, it appears as if your drum is split in half. Am I seeing things, or is this the case? Surely the Captain Morgan is not THAT strong. I’m thinking of making two drums and using them alternatively to heat a boiler.