A little smoke in the woods

Today I had a mini charcoal burn … in a 50 gallon drum.

Starts up with the lid off, getting some heat up to dirve off the moisture from the rest of the wood.

Once well alight I put the lid on.  Here it is well alight and smoking nicely:

After three hours the smoke was thinning and going slightly blue, so I closed down the ait intake and the ‘chimney’  …

fenced it off, and wait for it to cool.  I’ll be opening it to have a look at the first result from this small kiln tomorrow.