Re: Cooking methods
Baird Lynn (bairdl@OSPREY.CSRV.UIDAHO.EDU)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 08:49:58 -0700
If you have never tried a box oven, let me describe how we've done it.
First, you need: a cardboard box, newspaper, aluminum foil, heavy cloth
tape (we use duct tape), a grill that will fit under the box, coffee cans
to support the grill (optional if the grill is free standing), and a pie
tin to hold the charcoal briquets if you use a free standing grill.
You wrap the cardboard box in newspapers for insulation and foil to keep
the newspaper from burning. The object is to wrap so not much tape is
exposed to the inside of the box (because the adhesive will melt). I have
used both free standing grills (which can tilt and give your brownies a
lovely slant) and grills supported by coffee cans. The briquets in coffee
cans or under the grill in a pie tin are your fuel source. Somewhere I
think I read that each briquet is worth about 30 degrees(F) of heat. Combine
this figure with the heat loss from a lot of lifting of the box (grin)
and heat loss from insulation, and you will get a rough idea of what you
need. This is a fun project but not really applicable to backpacking!
Lynn Baird firstname.lastname@example.org
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University of Idaho Library
Moscow, ID 83844
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On Wed, 19 Oct 1994, Carl Persson wrote:
> How is a cardboard box oven done?
> Can someone please give me an explaination. It seems to
> be a exciting way to cook.
> Carl Persson
> Gothenburg Sweden
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