Charcoal Chart

Where to start? Wash your hands is always a good place to begin. Now what are you going to cook and how? Most Scout cooking is done over charcoal (Kingsford)! The main thing you need to know is how much to use. The chart below will give you a good place to start. Enjoy and good luck.

Oven Size *Volcano **Lift-n-Grill ***Ground or Dutch
Oven Table
Temp
Bottom Only Bottom Only Top Heat / Bottom Heat 325-350
8 Inch 8 to 10 Briquettes 8 to 10 Briquettes 8 to 10 / 4 to 6 Briquettes 325-350
10 Inch 9 to 11 9 to 11 10 to 12 / 6 to 8 325-350
12 Inch 10 to 12 10 to 12 12 to 17 / 8 to 10 325-350
14 Inch 15 to 18 15 to 18 15 to 21 / 10 to 12 325-350
16 Inch 10 on bottom 10 - 14 on top 10 on bottom 10 - 14 on top 18 to 24 /12 to 16 325-350

Remember when cooking in cold or wind to use the larger number of briquettes!

  • * You can order Volcanos from me.
  • ** Lift-n-Grills are on page 15 in the Camping Section of the 2004 BSA Official Retail Catalog Leaders Edition.
  • *** Dutch Oven Tables are on page 16 in the Camping Section of the 2004 BSA Official Retail Catalog Leaders Edition.