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Oasisbob

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For Dutch Oven cooking is there a reference chart showing number of briquette's per square foot for certian heat ranges? Like if I want my 12 inch crock to cook at around 350 how many briquette's I did look through the archives could'nt find it. Any hope of a chart? Thanks much?


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Not that I use it, I go by my gut but check out this link.

Dutch Oven Temperature Guide


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Another way is to line the outside of the top with briquettes and place 1/3 that number underneath. This works with any size of dutch oven.


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May want to get an oven thermometer and set it next to the dutch oven.


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Simple rule of thumb for 350 is diameter + 3 for top and diameter - 3 for bottom. And yes, there is an app for that


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Thanks Zipo that is just the info I was looking for. yes, Really.

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Oasisbob wrote:

Thanks Zipo that is just the info I was looking for. yes, Really.




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dbbls wrote:

Another way is to line the outside of the top with briquettes and place 1/3 that number underneath. This works with any size of dutch oven.


That's the simplest way to arrive at aprox. 350°.
It's a good ballpark guesstimate...

I for one don't think the ole timers knew enough math to arrive at the correct temp.
I was told to line the top and use more than half as many underneath.
(Still works, but not quite as accurate)

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zip0 wrote:

Not that I use it, I go by my gut but check out this link.

Dutch Oven Temperature Guide


I've used the guide here for a number of years and have great results.

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