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Introduction to Charcoal Making - Killearn

9th March

Introduction to Charcoal Making
Carbeth Home Farm, Killearn
G63 0LF


Saturday 9th March 2013

Come and have fun in the woods on this one day event where you will get to see how charcoal is made. Learn how your BBQ fuel is made and go home with wood smoke in your hair!
We will look at different ways to make charcoal, using a ring kiln and old oil drums, uses for charcoal – old and new and examine how charcoal production fits in with woodland management.

The course will be in stunning woodland near Killearn overlooking Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, half an hour from Stirling and Glasgow.


Aim:
A one day course on Charcoal making:
• Introduction
• Health and safety
• Charcoal uses, now and historically
• Demonstration of making charcoal by two different methods


Programme:-


9.30 Welcome and Introduction


10.00 Health & Safety
• Moving around the site
• First Aid – kits available, first aid certificates

10.30 Loading and lighting kiln / oil drum
• Materials – kindling, splitting timber, drying timber
• Loading kiln
• Lighting
• Loading oil drum, lighting

12.00 Lunch


13.00 Open finished kiln / oil drum
• Open ring kiln
• Check charcoal, grade and bag some
• Open oil drum, grade etc

15.00 Charcoal uses – now and historical


16.00 Course close

To Book:
Places are available on a first come first served basis.
Please download and complete the booking form below


Online booking available at: http://www.communitywoods.org/cwe-trainingcourses.php?from=cwa


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