- As a Cubmaster for a Cub Scout Pack I have found Dutch Oven cooking
is a wonderful addition to the standard morning pancakes and evening
hot dogs often found during Cub Scout family camp outs. I have
almost doubled the participation in these events due to the parents
curiosity for what we will serve at the next event. I have even
introduced competitions by den for desserts at the evening meal.
Having said that Kingsford charcoal annoys me by the amount of ash
produced. Long cooks are especially annoying. The redeeming factor
with Kingsford is we all know how many bricks it takes to heat a
particular size DO. I have messed around with lump charcoal and it
works fine, but you never know what size the lumps will be in each
bag. This makes guessing on temps a worrisome adventure, and
basically not worth it in my book.
Recently I read a review of an extruded lump coconut charcoal called
Kamodo Lump at the site listed below.
While the testing of this charcoal was performed for BBQ'ing only I
was intrigued by the long burn times and greatly reduced ash
byproducts. Made me wonder if the Kamodo product could be used for
DO cooking. The biggest drawback noted was the difficulty in
lighting the briquettes.
Has anybody tried this product in DO cooking? If so I would like to
hear what your experience was like good or bad?