Mihai Ilie wrote:The most interesting stuff ive read about pyrolineous acid and biochar ,was when on a forum,a farmer from Thailand ( they use biochar and wood vinegar/ pyroligneous acid there for ages) told me that they mix the biochar with the pyroligneous acid and that big chunks of biochar treated this way,simply dissapear after just a year in the ground.
I assumed that the wood acid melts the char but i didnt tested this myself.
In case its true then they dont use it to aerate the soil or grow bacteria but just to feed the carbon similar to the huggelmounds just a lot faster.
Those asians really know a lot about biochar.
He posted pictures and said they grow seedlings in biochar only,without any soil added to it wich its hard to believe but im sure they have their secrets.
I too look for ways to improvise a smoke condenser to make my own pyroligneous acid because in Europe its quite hard to find and the hummic acid from Leonardite costs @ 25 dollars per litter.