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May 8th, 2017 at 2:05pm

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I am having trouble keeping my heat beads hot.  Last night i tried cooking lamb shanks and vegies in campoven.  I had 12 on top and 8 underneath.  The oven was full to the brim, and didnt cook, but the beads didnt stay hot.  What am i doing wrong??? Angry Angry Angry
 
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Reply #1 - May 8th, 2017 at 8:42pm

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First of all welcome to the forum
Air flow could be  a cause but I am sure other members will jump in  with  other reasons
 
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Reply #2 - May 8th, 2017 at 9:07pm

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Hi and welcome.

I have never had this happen to me but have heard it quite a few times. 

Some people say it is random even with beads from the same pack.

One thing I do know is that they need to be fully ashed over and quite red hot before you put them on and under the camp oven.

 

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Reply #3 - May 8th, 2017 at 9:41pm

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Welcome cooking queen.
Did the heatbeads go out both under and over the camp oven.

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Reply #4 - May 9th, 2017 at 12:14pm

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oven size

12inch  12 top  8 underneath 150°C

14 inch  12top  8 underneath 120°C

I think you would need 170/180 for roasting


14 top 10 underneath for a 12 inch oven

16 top 12 underneath

for roasting

see the chart up top to see how many beads to use

for stewing , more underneath / less on top
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 4:33pm

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Hello - first time poster so here goes.

I too am trying to use heat beads to cook with my camp oven.

I am having problems keeping the heat beads under the camp oven working.

I have made sure they are ashed all over before placing them under the camp oven.  I have tried setting up both on a concrete paver and on a bed of gravel in case the lack of air circulation was a problem with the paver - no luck either time.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Reply #6 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 4:45pm

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Hi Harry and welcome to the forum.

A photo would speak a thousand words on this.  Would be good to see one of your setup.

If the same batch of Heat Beads are working ok on top of the oven yet not on the bottom, all I can think of is they are somehow being smothered.

Might I suggest lifting the camp oven a bit to allow air to circulate.

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Reply #7 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 8:02pm

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I put the campoven just off the heatbeads...seems to work better
 

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Reply #8 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 9:49pm

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Heat beads wont work if you sit the oven directly on them, my guess is you have ovens with no legs.
In that case you will need some sort of stand to hold the oven up up off the beads as shown in the photos below.
 
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Reply #9 - Mar 18th, 2018 at 10:26am

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Thank-you for your prompt replies.

Looks like I need to find a heavy duty rack to support the camp oven just above the heat beads.

I will report back on success or otherwise.

Regards

Harry
 
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