Useful Tips

Dutch Oven Cooking

1.  Fewer hot coals on the bottom, and more hot coals on top.

2.  In all methods the coals need arranged toward the outer perimeter of both the bottom, as well as the lid to avoid burning.  Rotating the Dutch Oven and lid at various times during the cooking process, also helps avoid hot spots and burning food.

3. +3 UP -3 DOWN Method
Once you use it a few times, and get it in your head, you won’t have to carry any type of chart.  In general this method produces 350° in any diameter size Dutch Oven.  Knowing the Diameter of your pot; for example, if you have a normal depth 10 inch Dutch Oven, you simply add 3 to the diameter for the top (10+3=13 coals).  You then subtract 3 from the diameter for the bottom (10-3=7 coals).

Rule of thumb for additional heat is; each additional coal added to the top only, will increase the internal temperature an additional 20 degrees.

Getting Latitude / Longitude from Google Maps

Previously users had to paste custom JavaScript into the URL box of Google Maps to be able to display the latitude and longitude of an address. With the latest version of Google Maps, this is no longer required.

  1. To begin search for your desired location as you normally would.
  2. Next, right click the red “A” pin displayed on the map. Select What’s here?
  3. Once you’ve clicked What’s here?, Google Maps will automatically display the (latitude, longitude) pair in the Address search bar at the top of the Google Maps page.

Conversely, if you have a lat, long combination you can plug that into Google Maps to show a location:  43.27069053158456, -75.28080940246582