While our forges work well with raw wood, some people like to use charcoal as a fuel as well. Charcoal is lighter for transporting. It gets hotter faster than waiting for wood to burn down to coals and is especially handy for forge welding and casting. It's also great for cooking over!
Many methods of charcoal making have been used over the years, ranging from burying wood in pits to complex retort arrangements. We've tried many of these and found them cumbersome. Having to commit to pile for a long period of time, or drag fuel to a central burner is inconvenient.
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