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Best easy built kiln for making biochar

 
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We are not allowed to make open fires here at all or you'll get a visit of the rural fire service. So in order to make biochar I need some sort of a kiln. I would use the smaller prunings which are not
suitable for heating the house only, nothing over 3 cm would go into the kiln. It should not smoke (we have a bad neighbour around here) and it should be easy to build.
I can get these normal drums for $3each.
I think I can get every amount of trimmings simply asking gardeners around here, but I do not want to cut them endless with the secateurs.
Any ideas?
 
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How is this Japanese cone kiln working? I could actually ask someone to weld it together for me - what are the measurements?
 
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How is this Japanese cone kiln working? I could actually ask someone to weld it together for me - what are the measurements? What material is needed?
 
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You might check out Kelpie Wilson's site
http://www.backyardbiochar.net/

and the Biochar Journal's page on Kon-Tiki
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