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Aug 2nd, 2017 at 12:01pm

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I've always used a cast iron oven in the past and found the heat bead calculator on this site to be spot on. In order to save weight in the camper trailer I've bought a 12" spun steel oven (southern metal spinners). It's the conventional design not bedourie.
My question is... Can I still use the heat bead calculator or do I need make alterations? I figure it's easier to ask than learn by trial and error.
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Reply #1 - Aug 2nd, 2017 at 2:10pm

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I did quite a bit of cooking in the 12 inch Aussie Camp Oven from Southern Metal Spinners back about 15 years ago when they first came out.  In fact used it for all my breads and rolls back then.

Stretching my brain a little but if I recall correctly I used 9 Heat Beads underneath and 14 on top used to give a good baking heat.

With cast iron best results are with a ring of Heat Beads around the outer edge of the lid however with spun steel they need to be spread across the lid.  Same with the base.

Hope that helps.
 

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Reply #2 - Aug 2nd, 2017 at 4:58pm

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Thanks for that Derek. I figured somebody's experience would save me the anguish of learnin' by burnin'.
I assume the trivet always needs to be used when baking?
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I would in a spun steel oven.  Mind you i have not tried it without one.
 

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