Re: Nitrogen free woodgas
- Norm have you ever thought about pressure canning some of that wild game instead of freezing? Years ago a lot of meat was preserved that way. It is fully cooked and juicy in the can and takes no energy to store after you process it with your 'new woodgas stove' :-)
--- In WoodGas@yahoogroups.com, Norm Alford <normalford@...> wrote:
> Thanks for that Ray, that seems like a good run from one load!! There
> has been quite a few references to canning lately, seems like a strong
> NA tradition, need to look into it, with lots of fruit going to waste on
> the trees now I usually just use them for distilling alcohol.
> Will try and find some play time in the next few weeks, whilst the
> freezer is chocka full of fish, venison and wild pork, duck shooting
> season starts upcoming saturday, last season of Canada geese being a
> You know that sweet spot when the gas comes out with nice colours and
> low (no) smoke from your retort was when I was thinking about sending it
> to the storage bin, cheers, norm.
> On 1/05/2011 5:24 a.m., Ray Menke wrote:
> > Actually, there are uses for wood vinegar. I remember a paper written
> > in Thailand.
> > <http://www.agnet.org/library/pt/2005025/>
> > Also a search on YouTube for destructive distillation of wood will
> > bring up a video by one of our members (ger261) where Danilo Moreira
> > collects the wood tar/vinegar in plastic bottles and lets it sit for 3
> > months or so to settle out.
> > A little quote from the paper I mentioned above says, Â¨Wood vinegar
> > improves soil quality, eliminates pests and controls plant growth, but
> > is slightly toxic to fish and very toxic to plants if too much is
> > applied. It accelerates the growth of roots, stems, tubers, leaves,
> > flowers, and fruit. In certain cases, it may hold back plant growth if
> > the wood vinegar is applied at different volumes. A study shows that
> > after applying wood vinegar in an orchard, fruit trees produce
> > increased amounts of fruit. Wood vinegar is safe to living matters in
> > the food chain, especially, insects that help pollinate plants. Â¨
> > My thoughts are that instead of using that gas to feed the fire under
> > the retort, it would be nice to be able to use it later...so let me
> > know what you find..
> > I have also built a charcoal making retort from a 20# propane bottle
> > and it makes beautiful charcoal! I use/burn the tarry wood gas from
> > this retort when I need a very large amount of heat for boiling water
> > (coil to my hot water heater), or for running my pressure cooker (up
> > to 15 psi), or for boiling tomatoes down for tomato paste/tomato
> > sauce. (It runs for several hours, although I have managed to break
> > that down into two cooking sessions by carefully tapering down the
> > heat, leaving the torrefied wood in the retort, and then firing it
> > again. (Really good charcoal after the second run.)
> > I based my retort on a stove called the ANILA, so I call it my Anila
> > Inspired Retort.
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