Charcoal kiln, Grossstuebing

Styria

Reconstructed: 1993

This charcoal kiln served for the production of charcoal, a key part of peasant and pre-industrial forging. Dried wood was closely packed in lengths of 1-2 m around a fire shaft (the so-called “Quandl“ made of bars) and was then covered with a fire-proof layer of brush-wood, grass and soil. The kiln was lit in the fire shaft. In order to regulate air supply, and thus the carbonization of the wood, holes were driven into the coat of the kiln. Depending on the size of the charcoal kiln, it burned for about two to three weeks.

Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

Enzenbach 32
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