Cast Iron Dutch Oven Baking Temperature Chart

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One of the most common questions we get after a new member gets a new Dutch Oven is how to achieve the desired cooking temperatures. There are a few things to consider

Number of Coals per Baking Temperature for Dutch Oven Cooking

  • Note: Second column is the # of coals on top/bottom
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325°
(slow)
1510/51913/62316/73020/10
350°
(slow – moderate)
1611/52114/72517/83221/11
375°
(moderate)
1711/62316/72718/93422/12
400°
(moderate – hot)
1812/62517/82919/103624/12
425°
(hot)
1913/62718/93121/103825/13
450°
(very hot)
2014/62919/103322/114026/14