The Kingaroy Choofer
The Oven within an Oven – Camp Oven Cooking
Camp oven cooking generally requires heat from a good bed of coals rather than flame from burning wood.
Hardwood timbers such as Ironbark, Gidgee and Red Gum are considered the better timber for good coals, where as Pine or other softwood timbers, although initially giving off good heat rapidly reduces to ash with little benefit to cooking.
When using the camp oven fully enclosed within the Choofer, let the fire reduce till the flame is almost extinguished and you are left with a good bed of hot coals. This is the time to introduce your camp oven on the bottom cross bars for heating prior to adding the ingredients you are cooking. With the ingredients in the camp oven, replace the lid of the Choofer, close the damper in the small chimney to desired position and close the door on the base. Fully close the damper at the desired cooking temperature.
Let the hot coals slow cook your roast or stew in the camp oven. The coals contained within the confines of the Choofer, gives 360* heat to the camp oven and you will be surprised how long the coals will last for, giving you ample time for cooking. All within the confines of a safe contained fireplace.