New for Gränsfors this year are courses in charcoal burning in “MiniMila”. Over the course of two days, participants will create charcoal which can be used in the grill or as bio-charcoal in the garden. Courses are led by Maurice Pyle from Great Britain ”a traditional woodland craft and green woodworking craftsman”.
Instruction is only offered in English.
This course is a practical introduction to charcoal making and suitable for anyone wanting to learn the black art of charcoal burning to produce high quality charcoal.
Day 1 is a long one. We’ll start at about 9 am and finish late into the evening at around 9 pm. We’ll make charcoal in a 6’ commercial steel ring kiln and a ‘hobby’ mini kiln.
Day 2 starts slightly later at 10am and finishes around 1: 00pm. During this shorter session, we’ll open up the cooled kilns to assess the results, empty the kilns then grade and bag the charcoal.
We’ll discuss the specification and characteristics of good quality charcoal suitable for the barbeque or use as bio-coal in your garden. Locally made charcoal is sustainable. You will of course take home a bag of the made charcoal.This course will take place at Gränsfors regardless of what the weather throws at us.
For more information about the ”traditional woodland craft and green woodworking craftsman” Maurice Pyle, you may watch this film on youtube.