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May 24th, 2018 at 7:46pm

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Hi guys, very new to camp oven cooking and I’m after tips, I only have a 4.5 quart oven (freebie) that I’d love to roast in. What size roasts do people put in this size, will I fit a chook in? I take it I don’t really want the meat touching the sides. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Cheers Jeff
 
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Reply #1 - May 24th, 2018 at 8:29pm

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sorry Jeff, it always confuses me when people use quarts when sizing an oven, a 12'" oven measured across the top is an ideal size and will handle an average size chook. I use a trivet to keep it up off the bottom of my oven, turn it (chook) over when it's half cooked and check it after an hour or so so as not to overcook, chooks are easy and a good way to start, good luck.

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Reply #2 - May 24th, 2018 at 8:40pm

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poddy dodger wrote on May 24th, 2018 at 8:29pm:
sorry Jeff, it always confuses me when people use quarts when sizing an oven, a 12'" oven measured across the top is an ideal size and will handle an average size chook. I use a trivet to keep it up off the bottom of my oven, turn it (chook) over when it's half cooked and check it after an hour or so so as not to overcook, chooks are easy and a good way to start, good luck.

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Hey Rob it measures 10 inches across the top, so not real big.
 
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Rosie and Smokeydave roasted a nice boneless bit of pork at Towitta recently in a 10" oven.

 

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Have a look at the heat bead calculator as well - http://aussiecampovencook.com/heatbeadsbbqbriquettes.htm I used this alot when starting out until I got a feel for how many beads I'd need.
 
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Jeff, I think you are going to have to play to find out. 

I use a 10” or 4.5 qt oven predominantly when cooking for just Maggie and myself.  I even have a Billmans 9” that gets used a bit as well.  You will be surprised what will go in it.

I have cooked chickens, pieces of blade, corned beef, pickled pork, damper and the list goes on. 

With chicken I often cut the raw one in pieces and roast the pieces as I find that better than having to carve a whole chook.

Not sure how many you are cooking for but a smaller chook cut into quarters will feed 4 people no problem.  We get two meals from it.

It is not that important for the meat to not touch the sides in my opinion.

In Australia the new sizes of 4.5 qt is 10” and the 9 qt is 12 “.
 

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Derek wrote on May 25th, 2018 at 7:49am:
Jeff, I think you are going to have to play to find out. 

I use a 10” or 4.5 qt oven predominantly when cooking for just Maggie and myself.  I even have a Billmans 9” that gets used a bit as well.  You will be surprised what will go in it.

I have cooked chickens, pieces of blade, corned beef, pickled pork, damper and the list goes on. 

With chicken I often cut the raw one in pieces and roast the pieces as I find that better than having to carve a whole chook.

Not sure how many you are cooking for but a smaller chook cut into quarters will feed 4 people no problem.  We get two meals from it.

It is not that important for the meat to not touch the sides in my opinion.

In Australia the new sizes of 4.5 qt is 10” and the 9 qt is 12 “.


Excellent to hear mate, I’m only really cooking for 2 adults and my kid, he loves his chicken so I’ll mainly cook that for him. My wife has a wicked marinade for chicken wings so I’ll be trying them out in the oven too, thanks for your reply. Jeff
 
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Reply #7 - May 25th, 2018 at 10:51am

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Mate, here is one of mine for marinated chicken wings.  These were in an 8 inch camp oven so shows what you can do.

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