How to make coconut charcoal

Coconut charcoal briquettes have many uses and benefits. It is readily available, too. How if you want to make it at home? If you want to learn how to make it, just read on.

The Two Methods

There are two methods to make coconut charcoal at home: the pit method and the drum method. The pit method is the oldest method while the drum method is the most common one.

Of the two, the drum method is the easier one. Not only it is easy to do, but the drum method also doesn’t require more equipment. You just need a drum with a chimney on it and you can make your own charcoal at home.

How to Make Coconut Charcoal Using the Pit Method

What you need

You will need the following to make coconut charcoal using the pit method

  • Dried and broken coconut shells
  • Metal pot with a lid (make sure that the lid has vent holes)
  • A mortar and pestle
  • A strainer


Here’s how to make coconut charcoal using the pit method:

  1. First, designate a spot in an open area where you can dig a medium-sized hole. The pit needs to be in an open area so that it is well ventilated.
  2. After the hole is ready, make a fire to start the burning process. Ready a fire extinguisher at your side and follow all safety precautions.
  3. Put all the dry and broken coconut shells into the metal pot. Close it tightly with the lid.
  4. Place the pot over the fire and leave it for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Remove the pot from heat then let it cool down for a while.
  6. Once the pot and the charcoal have cooled down, wash the charcoal under running water.
  7. Strain to remove any ash and debris.
  8. Transfer the clean charcoal into the mortar and pestle and grind to a fine powder.

Using the Drum Method

What you need

To make coconut charcoal using the drum method, you just need

  • Dried and broken coconut shells
  • A drum with a chimney on its lid


Here’s how to make coconut charcoal using the drum method:

  1. Put the coconut shells into the drum. Make sure to leave a small space in the center, about 4 inches wide.
  2. Start a fire on a coconut shell. Let it spread gradually.
  3. Close the drum with the lid. Make sure it is closed tightly.
  4. The carbonization process will start. Don’t open the drum until the carbonization process to complete.
  5. After the carbonization process is complete, let the coconut shells and drum cool. Leave it for about 8 hours.

Now you know how to make coconut charcoal using the pit and drum methods. With these methods, you can produce good quality charcoal at home. Both methods require a lot of time and effort. Need a quick solution? Get your quality coconut charcoal by visit our site or click here.