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Grinding up the biochar prior to innoculation / use of a TLUD to make char.

 
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Grinding it up.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376196033252/

TLUD Stove making char.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376196017558/

I wanted to share my progress with biochar.


Cheers.



 
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Not bad. I usually only squash my biochar after producing it. I usually say "Get in that bucket biochar!" Then I usually use my foot or hand to squash it.

Then I add insult to injury and pee on the biochar
 
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I have had a chance to talk with a guy who has been doing this for 20 years. I found out that the best way to do this is to start with wood chips ( then you don't have to grind ).

Yes urine is a good way to charge the biochar. I prefer chicken manure myself for the charging process.

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I hope to build a retort to char sawdust, then no grinding required--although there may not be enough char left, either. We'll see.
 
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Brett Andrzejewski wrote:Not bad. I usually only squash my biochar after producing it. I usually say "Get in that bucket biochar!" Then I usually use my foot or hand to squash it.

Then I add insult to injury and pee on the biochar



After doing more homework on this, i have found that getting wood in the form of chips is even better as you do not have to do secondary processing ( grinding ) of the biochar.

I see you are master of your char
 
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