“Some people use coal for a forge, other gas, and some, some use charcoal.
The nice thing about charcoal is that, from what I’ve read, it burns cleaner than coal, it’s cheaper than coal, and you can make it yourself!
I looked at a few instructables on charcoal making, and I think that this method is the cheapest and easiest. I got the idea initially from somewhere on the internet years ago, but they used 55 gallon drums and pipe. I don’t have any drums lying around, nor any sealed steel canisters. What’s a poor craftsman to do? Follow along, and I’ll show you”