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Heat Placement for Camp Oven Cooking

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Knowing heat placement for camp oven cooking is important, you don’t always have to put heat on the top and bottom of the camp oven. If you are unsure if you need a top or bottom heat, just think of how you would cook the dish in the oven at home.

If you’re placing a pot on the stovetop, then you just need bottom heat.
If you’re putting the dish into the oven, then you need a top and bottom heat on the Camp Oven.

Image shows top and bottom heat
Image showing coals on the top and bottom of the camp oven.

Common Heat Placement for Camp Oven Cooking Questions!

  1. What heat do I need to cook a camp oven stew?

    A stew only requires bottom heat to cook.

    Tip: Use more heat under your camp oven to get it cooking and then remove some heat to bring it to a simmer.

  2. What heat do I need to cook a camp oven Roast?

    A Roast requires both top and bottom heat to cook.

    Tip: Use more heat on the top and less on the bottom, this should eliminate the need to use a Trivet

  3. What heat do I need to get Pork Crackle?

    Your camp oven tends to retain moisture, the key is to crack the lid using a piece of wire for the entire cooking process. For the first 20 minutes place double the amount of coals on top. View Full Guide!

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