- May 28, 2022
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- Louisiana & My camp in Mississippi
Great advice, I see now that I definitely overloaded my container and did not plug the hole before cooling. Thanks.This is my char cloth cooker. It's a Part-all release wax can from my synthetic gun stock making. It measures about 5" diameter and about 3" deep.
Inside is a rack I made out of welding wire. 3 shelves, one piece of cloth on each shelf. I find it cooks better with air space between the layers instead of stacking them. I do not place a piece on the very bottom that's against the heat source.
I use my Coleman white gas single burner cook stove. Low and slow, and watching the smoke vent. It's done when there is only a very little wisp of smoke coming out the vent.
I experimented with the vent holes. I ended up drilling 4 holes and that was too much. I now use it with 3 holes plugged and one to vent. When it's done cooking I shut off the fire and plug the one hole with a #8 Phillips screw. I don't open it until it's cool enough to hold plus a beer's time.
My char cloth made with button up long sleeve carhartt shirt cloth which measures .018" thick comes out dark charcoal gray and pliable, and perfect. You don't want dark black and crispy. That's over cooked. It might catch and light but will crumble and fall apart too easily when your striking your rock. I would rather have a piece that I can control and make it do what I want.
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