Dutch Oven Temperature Guide


This dutch oven temperature guide chart helps you decide the approximate number of charcoal briquettes needed to reach required temperature.

The general rule of thumb to produce about a 350° F. heat (about 180° C.), is to take the diameter of the Dutch oven in inches, double the number, and use that many total briquettes.

So, for a 12" oven you would use 24 briquettes, for a 14" oven you would use 28 briquettes, etc.

Remember this is just a rule of thumb, and does not work for all ovens (some may have a larger volume) or under all circumstances (if it is a windy day, for instance, you will probably require more briquettes to achieve your desired cooking temperature.

This means you'll have to play around a little to see what works best for you. But that's all part of the fun, right?

 
Temperature/# briquettes
  325°F 350°F 375°F 400°F 425°F 450°F
Oven size 160°C 180°C 190°C 200°C 220°C 230°C
8"
15
16
17
18
19
20
TOP
10
11
11
12
13
14
BOTTOM
5
5
6
6
6
6
10"
19
21
23
25
27
29
TOP
13
14
16
17
18
19
BOTTOM
6
7
7
8
9
10
12"
23
25
27
29
31
33
TOP
16
17
18
19
21
22
BOTTOM
7
8
9
10
10
11
14"
30
32
34
36
38
40
TOP
20
21
22
24
25
26
BOTTOM
10
11
12
12
13
14

For Dutch Oven Cooking, we believe this dutch oven temperature guide chart will be very useful to you in preparing meals that are cooked perfect everytime.

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