John Suavecito I have been using the meat grinder. [/quote wrote:
I tried it. The char was wet from when i put out the fire in the restort. It took about a half hour to go through a 5 gallon bucket at about 90rpm as you have to trickle it in. It stops with any brands or if you overload it and you have to grease the contact parts. But I like the consistency of it as it is like a medium sand. If it is damp it comes out fine then it will ball up as it dries, but it breaks up easily. If it is wet, it comes out of the grinder as goo. It squeezes a lot of water out of it. I didn't bother to sift out any of the ash first. It is straight from the retort.