How to make your own lump charcoal


If you’re allowed to have a bonfire in your yard, try this great way to use old wood. You get a hot-burning, water-impervious emergency fuel source that’s light to carry.

Tony Comegys says “many purists suggest lump charcoal should be made out of cherry, apple or some other exotic hard wood. I say baloney! The idea is to get the wood down to nothing but coal or carbon, with ALL impurities removed. How can the flavor of cherry wood possibly survive that? It can’t, so it’s stupid. You can make charcoal our of 2x4s and you wont notice the difference.”