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Güneş Bodur

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Phil Stevens wrote:Hi Güneş -

The basic concept behind a pit or cone kiln is flame cap pyrolysis. This type of burning consumes all the volatile fractions as the gases pass through the layer of active flames on top. In doing so, they use up the oxygen at the surface of the fire and keep the charred material from burning all the way to ash. The most refined version of this type of kiln is the kon-tiki developed by Ithaka Institute and there is lots of great info on their site, including a how-to for a simple pit kiln.

My version is only novel because I dug it out of the top of a pile of dirt.

So there is no CO2 emission? I am really new to pyrolysis obviously...
1 month ago
This system seems easy to operate. I really liked the spontaneous design. Can you give more information about how it works?
1 month ago

A possible reason why Fukuoka's rice fields were more successful than his neighbors'. They were probably using the traditional method, causing the excess water to spread multiple plant diseases around.

2 months ago

Marco Banks wrote:
I witnessed this kind of bee keeping myself at some of the Orthodox monasteries in Turkey and Syria.  Initially, I thought, "How brutal", but you can't argue with their results.  By selecting only the healthiest colonies to go through the winter and be split the following year, they have some of the strongest breeding stock and healthiest hives I've ever seen, completely natural without any external inputs.

Syriac monasteries? Can you give more information about the methods used there?
2 months ago

Meg Mitchell wrote:
The phrasing sounds an awful lot like the warnings I've seen about solanum nigrum ("black nightshade") being poisonous under "some growing conditions" when it is perfectly safe if ripe and the actual issue is widespread confusion with other, actually poisonous, nightshades that happen to produce black fruit.

Actually poisonous? I do remember eating Solanum Nigrum fruit (which is black), and I didn't have any poisoning symptoms.
3 months ago
You can let them turn black, then harvest and put them into jars with coarse salt and a few whole black peppers. We usually do it this way in Western Anatolia.

Or you can harvest them green, crack them with a stone (or make a cut on each one with a knife), put into a jar with freshwater or saltwater. Also a method used in Western Anatolia and Cyprus.
4 months ago
You could just wait until they swarm naturally and attract the swarm to your hive.
5 months ago
Hail to the holy shit
That always kept us well fed
The compost worm said.
6 months ago
Fukuoka-san had a chapter about pine and matutake relationship in his book "Greening the Desert". I don't remember much though.
6 months ago
I have quite few blends in my tea cupboard, and some more in the notebook(s). Here are some:

lapsong souchong+orange peel+cinnamon

Also einkorn wheat makes a somewhat good infusion.
6 months ago