It has been awhile since I did anything worth blogging about. Here’s my latest rocket stove build, designed to cook and make biochar:
Most of the biochar I’m making is for a charcoal gasifier, though I probably will set some aside for gardening next year. Being able to use the wood gases released to cook food or heat a house increases the overall efficiency of such a system.
Here’s a couple snapshots of the rocket stove in case you are interested in building one yourself:
All the broken blocks you see in the above picture can be replaced with a full solid block. To get better results, level the dirt beneath the stove. If you have any concrete blocks or bricks laying around, see if you can build a rocket stove. I think you will be impressed.
This design is perfect for cooking with, since you do not have to continually push in fuel. I find that a small load of wood provides a hour of good cooking heat.
For those who have had questions on my rocket stove DVD, I have decided to simply upload the series to Youtube, due to lack of interest. I’m running behind on the project, so be sure you are subscribed to my channel.