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KevinWI





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Anyone do any cooking on top of the fire box? learned any good techniques for keeping a good temperature in the fry pan?

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Wood River BBQ Team





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Location: Tucson, AZ

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KevinWI wrote:
Anyone do any cooking on top of the fire box? learned any good techniques for keeping a good temperature in the fry pan?


Kevin: All I've cooked on the top of the fire box is beans and the first time it took the paint off. The second time I placed some chain under the pot and the chain took the paint off so I stopped cooking on the top of the fire box BUT I think it would work with a frying pan -- maybe not a cast iron skillet. A while back I measured the fire box temperature with a heat gun. The results at 300* in the cook chamber were -- front (536*), back (483*), top (568*). The bottom temperature was 125* - due to fire bricks and alum foil.

Next cook I'm going to try a frying pan -- at 568* it should work.

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KevinWI





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People have been cooking on woodstove tops for centuries....

There is a device that Lodge makes called a Trivet. Cast iron that raises your pans off the surface so the stove surface is not in direct contact with the pan. I am looking into purchasing a couple and trying it out. 500°+ is a little too hot to fry or cook, but raise it and you may be able to regulate the heat to your pans.

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Trivet has arrived for cooking on the firebox. Bought 2.

https://goo.gl/photos/WgLpSU65p9pAYpQx5

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Some dutch ovens have short legs also.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:38 am 
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Fried up some potato's for tonights cook....worked like a champ.



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