Social Tawi

Socialising with Fire

Entertaining outdoors is one of the joys of summer. Whether in your back garden with a group of friends or your allotment with fellow gardeners, the Social Tawi is a great ecological alternative to a traditional barbecue. 

Free fuel

Prunings, old runner bean canes and fallen twigs are normally thrown away; think again. READ MORE

Versatile cooking

With three distinct cooking surfaces the Social Tawi offers so many options. READ MORE

Make porous charcoal (biochar)

All our Tawi stoves are designed to make valuable porous charcoal. READ MORE

Capture Carbon

The Carbon Cycle is talked about a lot these days. Turning the wood you burn into porous charcoal. READ MORE

Use as a fire trough

The removable hotplate and chimney alows your Tawi tobe enjoyed as a fire trough.  READ MORE

Flat pack storage

The Social Tawi can be stored in it’s water tank. READ MORE

Fundraise for your Social Tawi

While we think the Social Tawi is good value for money, we appreciate it can be hard to find the funds if you are a club or society. With its three cooking surfaces the Social Tawi is a consummate and versatile outdoor stove. It has the capacity to cater for a large gathering of people. A barbecue event can be a great fund raiser; what better way to recoup the cost of your Social Tawi!

Support seven days a week

We are always on hand to help; we want your Social Tawi to work well for you, your family and friends. We are willing to arrange a video tutorial if necessary. 

Most gardens produce some woody waste, from fallen twigs to hedge trimmings. Once seasoned and dried this all makes excellent fuel for the Social Tawi. Think of this waste as a resource, part of your garden’s annual harvest.


The Social Tawi has three sizeable and distinct cooking surfaces; a top wood-gas burner, a hotplate and a grill. These make it a very versatile stove.

You can cater easily for a group; for example: fry burgers or sausages on the top burner, and onions on the hotplate while toasting buns under the grill. Make a batch of chutney or jam; the top burner will bring a large preserving pan to the boil.  


Charcoal comes in may different forms. Each is referred to by a different name. Barbecue charcoal is dense and full of tars and oils. Biochar is light and friable. Activated carbon is very light and has an extremely large internal surface area. Our tests show that our ‘porous charcoal’ falls between biochar and activated carbon. It is light weight and sponge like. This gives it very similar properties to activated carbon; it is very good at adsorbing odours and numerous contaminants dissolved in water. It also makes an excellent compost additive, which is better than many commercially available biochars. The Social Tawi in unique amongst biochar making stoves in that it can be run continuously. The porous charcoal it makes drops into a water tank below the stove.

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The Carbon Cycle is talked about a lot  these days. Turning the wood you burn into solid charcoal prevents the release of some of its stored carbon as carbon dioxide. Every 1kg of porous charcoal you make is approximately 3kg of carbon dioxide that you have prevented from entering the atmosphere. This makes the Social Tawi a carbon negative stove; you are actively removing carbon from the Carbon Cycle as you cook your food.

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By simply removing the chimney front and hotplate you can enjoy your Social Tawi as a fire trough. This adaptation adds a whole new dimension to your stove. The top of the chimney is a great place to keep food warm or do a bit of open fire cooking.


The Social Tawi can quickly be taken apart and flat packed into its own water tank. This makes it easy to store and transport.


Become a

Carbon Farmer

Buy your own Tawi Stove to begin carbon negative cooking at your home. 

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