Office Phone: +27 11 4523434
Ritlee Logo for Google chippers composters grinders

Compost Tea, Charcoal, Biochar, Wood Vinegar - All Equipment for:

Ritlee manufacture and supply a wide range of Agricultural Equipment and Machinery specifically suited to the Southern African climate and agricultural needs. All our products undergo rigorous testing and research to ensure they meet the requirements needed.
Charcoal, compost tea and related equipment-- Making of.

All this equipment is for: Compost Tea brewing, charcoal manufacturing, Wood vinegar and bio char by-products using Charcoal/ Pyrolysis Biochar Kiln which can retort as well.

  • Charcoal,
  • Biochar,
  • Wood Vinegar,
  • Compost Tea
Click to add this item to cart.

Product Description

Compost Tea brewing equipment and charcoal production kilns.


Charcoal / Biochar

Charcoal/ Pyrolysis Biochar Kiln which can retort as well.

Biochar is a charcoal-like material that is produced from plant materials such as grass, agricultural and forest residues that are decomposed at high temperatures, often during renewable energy production.
During the process, the physical and chemical properties of the plant material change into a highly porous, stable, carbon-rich material known as biochar.

Recent research suggests it has the potential to be used as a soil conditioner and as a container substrate amendment in agriculture and horticulture, and it may improve several soil and substrate physical, chemical and biological properties.

The Kiln is available with 3 main options:

  • 3 Cu Meter (3,000 Litre) loading capacity using forklift and removable cartridges. Has automatic wood chip feed with auger and hopper for fire chaimber
  • 3 Cu Meter (3,000 Litre) loading capacity using forkloft and removable cartridtge. Has hand fed fire chaimber
  • 210 litre drum cartridge for loading and unloading— Has hand fed fire chamber
3 cu meter Kiln for the production of charcoal

3 cu meter Kiln for the production of charcoal

Kiln 3m3 ready to work

Kiln 3m3 ready to work

Kiln loaded with wood ready to make into charcoal

Kiln loaded with wood ready to make into charcoal




As A massive add on!

Ritlee can manufacture and fit onto the Pyrolysis Biochar Kiln which can retort as well the required condenser for condensing the smoke in the production of wood vinegar!

What is wood vinegar?

Wood vinegar is often referred to pyroligneus acid or wood acid. It is a liquid substance produced in precisely controlled pyrolysis of biomass.

A variety of biomass types can be used to produce wood vinegar:

  • Wood, crops, agricultural residues or different materials of biological origin.
  • Most common types of biomass used are hardwood chips and sawdust.

As a manufacturer of equipment suitable for production of wood vinegar, on this website we are introducing the production method and possible applications of the product.

Are you looking for equipment to produce wood vinegar?

Wood vinegar bottle

Benefits of wood vinegar for organic farming

  • Increasing vitality and quality of crops by spraying diluted wood vinegar on plant leaves
  • Protection from the harmful insects and specific plant diseases
  • Control of the biological activity of the soil by helping to influence the concentration of useful microbes
  • Help in the development of stronger roots for the plants
  • Help in the development of stronger roots for the plants
  • Reduction of odors from produced manures
  • Facilitation of composting ‚Äď wood vinegar as a compost activator helps to accelerate the materials conversion into organic compost

How wood vinegar can be used?

Wood vinegar is a natural, biological product that can be used in a variety of segments. While there are many possible applications, one of the most promising markets for wood vinegar is related to agriculture and organic farming.

Wood vinegar is excellent pesticide and fertilizer that improves soil quality, helps elimination of pests and assists in the plant growth control by being able to accelerate the development of plants. It is often used to increase the amounts of fruits produced in orchards.

##-Read More —Press here to download more reading on Wood Vinigar¬†

What is biochar?

A hand holding a piece of biochar with a bucket of it in the background

A hand holding a piece of biochar with a bucket of it in the background


A fine-grained, highly porous type of charcoal made from biomass, biochar (despite the futuristic name) has been used by humans for over two thousand years as a soil enhancer. It helped to increase crop yields while sustaining essential soil biodiversity. One of the most well-known instances of naturally occurring biochar is in the Amazon, where native peoples there used (and still use) ‚Äúterra preta‚ÄĚ in their agricultural practices.

Natural biochar occurs when vegetation is left to smolder in layers on the forest floor following a forest fire. Plant and animal matter bakes slowly in a nearly oxygen-free environment. Today, biochar can be made in much the same way using a kiln, which allows for the precise control of its internal atmosphere and temperature.

There are no roaring flames in a biochar kiln. Instead, biomass of different kinds is slowly baked until it becomes a carbon-rich char. This process is pyrolysis, which refers to the chemical decomposition of organic material when exposed to elevated temperatures in an atmosphere with restricted levels of oxygen.

BioChar Also exceptional if you are serious about composting etc!

##-Read more—¬† press here to download more reading on BioChar!!

Biochar¬†is the lightweight black residue, made of¬†carbon¬†and¬†ashes, remaining after the¬†pyrolysis¬†of¬†biomass. Biochar is defined by the International Biochar Initiative as “the solid material obtained from the¬†thermochemical¬†conversion of biomass in an¬†oxygen-limited¬†environment”.[1]¬†Biochar is a stable solid that is rich in¬†pyrogenic¬†carbon¬†and can endure in soil for thousands of years.[2]

The refractory stability of biochar leads to the concept of pyrogenic carbon capture and storage (PyCCS),[3] i.e. carbon sequestration in the form of biochar.[2] It may be a means to mitigate climate change due to its potential of sequestering carbon with minimal effort.[4][5][6] Biochar may increase the soil fertility of acidic soils and increase agricultural productivity.[7]

Comost Tea Brewing unit!

Working on Cyclone air lift system with all needed controls and bypasses bilt in. We have 3 models available

  • 200 litre tank using 110 litre air rate per minute.
  • 1000 Litre tank using 110 litre of air per minute
  • 2500 Litre tank which uses 210 litre of air per minute

Compost tea is a liquid made from leaching nutrients and extracting bacteria, fungi, nematodes and protozoa.

Compost Tea extractor

Compost Tea extractor

    • Compost teas is used for their beneficial effect on plants.
    • High quality compost refers to compost that is high in microbiological and fungal activity.
    • Compost tea is made by two brewing methods: non-aerated method aerated method. For both methods of compost of compost tea production microbial food may or may not be added.