THE PROCEDURES FOR CHARCOAL MAKING/TRANSFORMATION OF TREE INTO CHARCOAL IN AYEGUN-WASIMI, IWERE-ILE, IDIKO-ILE, ILAJI-ILE, IDIKO-AGO IJIO SAMO SABE NIGERIA - jerkand

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THE PROCEDURES FOR CHARCOAL MAKING/TRANSFORMATION OF TREE INTO CHARCOAL IN AYEGUN-WASIMI, IWERE-ILE, IDIKO-ILE, ILAJI-ILE, IDIKO-AGO IJIO SAMO SABE NIGERIA


1. Selection of the appropriate trees or woods
2. Cutting of trees
3. Gathering of trees
4. Setting of the trees
5. Covering with grass
6. Clearing of the surroundings of the set tree
7. Covering with sand
8. Creation of holes for ridge silencers
9. Extinguish of fire inside the ridge
10. Selection of useful charcoal
11. Packagkng
A lot of cooks swear by one fuel or another, but I'm here to tell you, it is all much ado about little. The quality of the raw food is far more important. The seasonings are far more important. And without a doubt, getting food off the heat at the right internal temp is far more important (see my Food Temperature Guide). You can spend a lot on expensive charcoal. Save your money and get a good thermometer (see my buying guide to thermometers).
The secret to successful cooking is controlling variables, the most important of which is heat. Our goal is to get a fuel that burns the same this Sunday as it did last Sunday.
Cut to the chase
Here's a look at the different types of charcoal, their pros and cons, and why we recommend briquets. Also there's a discussion of wood types, and how to set up a grill in the essential 2-zone system. Click here for more about the science of smoke and wood.

We'll talk about the issues in detail in a minute, but here's the bottom line: Harry Soo of Slap Yo Daddy BBQ, one of the top 10 competition teams year in and year out once told me "I buy whatever is on sale." Mike Wozniak of Quau, the 2010 Kansas City Barbeque Society Team of the Year and winner of scores of championships told me "Charcoal is for heat, not flavor. Wood is for flavor. I cook on whatever brand the competition sponsor is giving away for free." Let's find out why.
How charcoal is made
Charcoal is mostly pure carbon, called char, made by cooking wood in a low oxygen environment, a process that can take days and burns off volatile compounds such as water, methane, hydrogen, and tar. In commercial processing, the burning takes place in large concrete or steel silos with very little oxygen, and stops before it all turns to ash. The process leaves black lumps and powder, about 25% of the original weight.
When ignited, the carbon in charcoal combines with oxygen and forms carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water, other gases, and significant quantities of energy. It packs more potential energy per ounce than raw wood. Char burns steady, hot, and produces less smoke and fewer dangerous vapors.
The process of making charcoal is ancient, with archaeological evidence of charcoal production going back about 30,000 years. Making charcoal is still practiced at home in third world economies such as Haiti. Below is a fascinating 10 minute video of how to make charcoal briquets from agricultural waste by Amy Smith of D-Lab at MIT. She uses spent corn stalks and an old oil drum.

Because charcoal burns hotter, cleaner, and more evenly than wood, it was used by smelters for melting iron ore in blast furnaces, and blacksmiths who formed and shaped steel.
Commercial production was first done in pits covered with dirt by specially trained craftsmen called colliers. Yes, your friend named Collier probably had an ancestor who made charcoal for a living. Below is Part 1 a great video sequence by Van Wagner about how colliers made hardwood charcoal in Pennsylvania from the 1600s to the mid 1800s, and how you can do it yourself if you are so inclined. Click here for Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.



Hardwood lump charcoal
Hardwood lump is the next best thing to cooking with hardwood and it is fashionable for the same reasons that "organic" food is fashionable. It has this aura of being more natural. There are more than 75 brands and some are even varietal: Cherry, mesquite, coconut shell, and tamarind.
Hardwood lump charcoal is made from hardwood scrap from saw mills and from flooring, furniture, and building materials manufacturers. Branches, twigs, blocks, trim, and other scraps are carbonized. The result is lumps that are irregular in size, often looking like limbs and lumber.

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