Turn Kitchen Waste into Artisan Charcoal

Anthony Todd

There are several ways of using heat to create flavors while grilling: an initial or reverse sear, using different woods to grill, or the next step, crafting your own charcoal for even deeper hits of flavor.

First, some science: What, exactly, is charcoal? Charcoal is a way of turning wood (or other things made of carbon) from a product that produces a relatively messy, inconsistent and smoky flame into something that is easier to work...