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Cracking The Lid On A Camp Oven (Read 6301 times)
 
Jun 1st, 2013 at 1:07pm

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I do not lay claim to this idea and I know it has been discussed before however for those new to camp oven cooking here it is again.

Cracking the lid on a camp oven allows excess steam to escape.  This can be particularly useful, amongst other things, when dry roasting vegetables and getting that nice dry crackling on pork.

Photo 1 - Cut a few pieces of fencing wire into shape

Photo 2 - Hang one over the lip of the camp oven (May need more than one on a large camp oven)

Photo 3 - Place the lid on and hey presto, the lid is cracked and steam can escape
 

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Reply #1 - Jul 3rd, 2013 at 5:59am

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Interesting.  Smiley

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Reply #2 - Aug 12th, 2014 at 6:55am

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Thanks for that. I was looking all over the place for this tip. Smiley
 
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I just get a couple of 306 or 316 welding rods and smash the flux of them and bend them into shape.
 
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Reply #4 - Aug 14th, 2014 at 11:18pm

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Any number of things can found around the camp be used for the same job, even a green twig from a tree will work. Just a hint to those new to the game, a bit of excess moisture in the oven at times can be your friend, It can and will help things stay moist and tender as well as slow down burning if you have to much heat. I find that cracking/ venting the lid is best used in the last half of cooking. Like all things with CO cooking its a bit of trial and error until you get the hang of it.
 
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