Charcoal Kiln - how to make it work?

That was quick. It was indeed labelled charcoal on the PS5 last night.

The small kiln is a great space saver if you have a Large Campfire for cooking meat/making gruel.

Dont take the word from someone who studied materials, components and production processes, but:

Charcoal is a porous and brittle material made by heating wood in the absence of air. While it has been used as a fuel source and for artistic purposes for thousands of years, its lack of plasticity presents some challenges. Because of its composition, charcoal cannot be shaped or molded into a specific form without adding a binding agent, such as clay or wax. This means that in order to create sculptures or other forms of art using charcoal, artists must combine it with another substance to give it structure and durability.

Despite the challenges of working with charcoal, many artists appreciate its unique properties. The texture and darkness of charcoal allows for expressive and dramatic effects in drawings, while its porosity allows it to absorb and blend with other materials such as pastels or paint. Charcoal is also a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice, as it is made from renewable resources and produces less pollution than other fuel sources. With a little ingenuity and creativity, artists can turn this challenging material into stunning works of art.

So basically, a charcoal briquette REQUIRES CHARCOAL, is it is not a TYPE of charcoal, but a product that is PRODUCED WITH charcoal, the same way Orange Juice is not a type of orange, but a product made of Oranges. The same way you need oranges first to make the juice, you need CHARCOAL MADE OF WOOD FIRST to make charcoal briquettes.

But BRIQUETTES the word alone means something that can be made of charcoal or coal. The same way JUICE can be made of oranges or apples, but they dont require one to make the other.

You should read the text on the bottom of that image you posted where it mentions coal dust.

You mentioned historical briquettes made with clay, yes, those were the precursor to the Victorian development that used coal dust mixed with pitch as the binder.

Clay binder was pretty bad because it did not burn and produced a large amount of waste product, but coal dust with a pitch binder burned much more cleanly and was a great advancement over the older briquettes.

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