Refer to the chart below when using a camp oven, the hot coals/briquettes amounts are conservative, especially for the temps above 375 degrees. You will probably have to add more coals/briquettes after the initial warm-up. * The numbers represent charcoal briquettes, so use your own judgment comparing the numbers to hot campfire coals. ** The […]
Hot coal amounts are not a set-n-go thing, to maintain desired temperature you will need to replenish coals/briquettes as they burn down.
For even heat, rotate oven and lid 90 degrees in opposite directions approximately half-way through recipe cooking time.
For baking, put twice as many coals on top as under the bottom. For example if your heat range calls for 15 briquettes, then put 10 on top and 5 underneath. For simmering and cooking, reverse this with 2/3 of the briquettes underneath.