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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.

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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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Reply #3 - Aug 2nd, 2017 at 6:34pm

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I would in a spun steel oven.  Mind you i have not tried it without one.
 

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Do you put the camp oven directly on top of the beads.
 
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Reply #5 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:33pm

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I use a trivet myself otherwise you risk smothering the Heat Beads.
 

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Yeah I've found my smaller CO kills the beads when I plonk it straight on top so have started sitting it on a few rocks slightly bigger than the beads. My big camp oven has legs and haven't had a problem with that one
 
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Reply #7 - Oct 14th, 2017 at 8:08am

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Thank you all a learning curve for me.
 
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i have a spun steel oven as well i use a trivette and a camp oven cooker ring that i got from Bcf some yrs ago to keep it a little above the beads/coals which also holds the beads as well as the fantastic heat bead chart that was created by Derek and have not had any issues at all with any cooking using all of the items mentioned in this post mine is the southern metal spinners large/ 12 inch  Smiley
oh the camp oven cooker i speak of is no longer available in bcf
 
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