A rare timber to source, as there is not much growing in woodlands in Hertfordshire, as a result we won't be making this too often, Sweet Chestnut is a tricky charcoal to make.
When fired it fractures both radially and concentrically exposing lots of surface area. This makes it keen to burn hot and fast.
It will reward with bags of sweet, light flavour. It won't make life easy for you, but then who wants an easy life anyway?