Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Baking Temperature Chart            
                                                                                                           

Dutch Oven Sizes                                                                                                                                

Temp.

8 inch

 

10 inch

 

12 inch

 

14 inch

 

16 inch

 

°F

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300°

9

4

12

5

15

7

19

9

21

11

325°

10

5

13

6

16

7

20

10

22

12

350°

11

5

14

7

17

8

21

11

24

12

375°

11

6

16

7

18

9

22

12

24

13

400°

12

6

17

8

19

10

24

12

27

13

425°

13

6

18

9

21

10

25

13

28

14

450°

14

6

19

10

22

11

26

14

30

14

500°

15

7

20

11

23

12

28

14

32

15

   

Number of Coals per Baking Temperature for Dutch Oven Cooking
by LodgeŽ Mfg.

 

 

Oven Size
(Second column is the # of coals on top/bottom)

 

 

8"

10"

12"

14"

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325°
(slow)

15

10/5

19

13/6

23

16/7

30

20/10

350°
(slow - moderate)

16

11/5

21

14/7

25

17/8

32

21/11

375°
(moderate)

17

11/6

23

16/7

27

18/9

34

22/12

400°
(moderate - hot)

18

12/6

25

17/8

29

19/10

36

24/12

425°
(hot)

19

13/6

27

18/9

31

21/10

38

25/13

450°
(very hot)

20

14/6

29

19/10

33

22/11

40

26/14