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KevinWI

Cooking on top of fire box

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

Re: Cooking on top of fire box

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.
KevinWI

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.
KevinWI

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

https://goo.gl/photos/WgLpSU65p9pAYpQx5
Cats49er

Some dutch ovens have short legs also.
KevinWI

Fried up some potato's for tonights cook....worked like a champ.

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