Check out the handy Dutch oven recipes cooking chart. This chart lets you know the correct number of coals to use for your Dutch oven recipes based on the Dutch oven size and the cooking type you are doing. If you are out camping remotely and do not have the handy use of the internet and electronics, then check out my cookbook The Culinary Camper. You will find a similar chart that you can take with you into the woods.

 

 

Dutch Oven Cooking Chart

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$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 0;

$temp = $_POST[‘formTemp’];

$size = $_POST[‘formSize’];

$cookingType = $_POST[‘formCookingType’];

if ($cookingType == “Simmer”){
/* Temp is 250
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 250){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 1;
$coalsBottom = 1;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 1;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 2;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}
}

/* Temp is 275
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 275){
if($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 2;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 2;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}
}

/* Temp is 300
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 300){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 2;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ( $size == 18){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 26;
}
}

/* Temp is 325
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 325) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 28;
}
}

/* Temp is 350
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 350) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 24;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 27;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 29;
}
}

/* Temp is 375
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 375) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 28;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 31;
}
}

/* Temp is 400
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 400) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 27;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 30;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 33;
}
}

/* Temp is 425
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 425) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 26;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 29;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 31;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 34;
}
}

/* Temp is 450
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 450) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 28;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 31;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 33;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 18;
$coalsBottom = 36;
}
}
}

/* Bake
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
*/

if ($cookingType == “Bake”){
/* Temp is 250
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 250){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 1;
$coalsBottom = 1;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 1;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}
}

/* Temp is 275
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 275){
if($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 22;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}
}

/* Temp is 300
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 300){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 18;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ( $size == 18){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 26;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}
}

/* Temp is 325
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 325) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 28;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}
}

/* Temp is 350
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 350) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 24;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 27;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 29;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}
}

/* Temp is 375
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 375) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 28;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 31;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}
}

/* Temp is 400
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 400) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 22;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 27;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 30;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 33;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}
}

/* Temp is 425
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 425) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 18;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 26;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 29;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 31;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 34;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}
}

/* Temp is 450
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 450) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 28;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 31;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 33;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 36;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}
}
}

/* Raost
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
*/

if ($cookingType == “Roast”){
/* Temp is 250
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 250){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 1;
$coalsBottom = 1;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 2;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}
}

/* Temp is 275
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 275){
if($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 3;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}
}

/* Temp is 300
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 300){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 4;
$coalsBottom = 3;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 4;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ( $size == 18){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 18;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}
}

/* Temp is 325
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 325) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 5;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}
}

/* Temp is 350
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 350) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 6;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 18;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 22;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}
}

/* Temp is 375
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 375) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 7;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 8;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}
}

/* Temp is 400
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 400) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 9;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 13){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 8;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 24;
}
}

/* Temp is 425
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 425) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 10;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 14;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 16;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 18;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 20;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 22;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 24;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 26;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}
}

/* Temp is 450
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 450) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 11;
$coalsBottom = 1;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 12;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 13;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 15;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 17;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 19;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 21;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 23;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 25;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 27;
$coalsBottom = 27;
}
}
}

/* Fry
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
*/

if ($cookingType == “Fry”){
/* Temp is 250
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 250){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 2;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 6;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 26;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 30;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 34;
}
}

/* Temp is 275
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 275){
if($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 5;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 13;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 25;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 29;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 33;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 37;
}
}

/* Temp is 300
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 300){
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 7;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 9;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 11;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 15;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 27;
}elseif ( $size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 31;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 35;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 39;
}
}

/* Temp is 325
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 325) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 10;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 26;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 30;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 34;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 38;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 42;
}
}

/* Temp is 350
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 350) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 12;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 20;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 24;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 28;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 32;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 36;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 40;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 44;
}
}

/* Temp is 375
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 375) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 14;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 16;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 18;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 26;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 30;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 34;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 38;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 42;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 46;
}
}

/* Temp is 400
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 400) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 17;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 29;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 33;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 37;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 42;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 45;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 49;
}
}

/* Temp is 425
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 425) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 19;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 21;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 23;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 27;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 31;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 35;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 39;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 43;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 47;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 51;
}
}

/* Temp is 450
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*/
if ($temp == 450) {
if ($size == 5){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 22;
}elseif ($size == 6){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 24;
}elseif ($size == 8){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 26;
}elseif ($size == 10){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 30;
}elseif ($size == 12){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 34;
}elseif ($size == 14){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 38;
}elseif ($size == 16){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 42;
}elseif ($size == 18){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 46;
}elseif ($size == 20){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 50;
}elseif ($size == 22){
$coalsTop = 0;
$coalsBottom = 54;
}
}
}

echo “Cooking Temp: $temp”;
echo ”
“;
echo “Dutch Oven Size: $size”;
echo ”
“;
echo “Cooking Type: $cookingType”;
echo ”
“;
echo ”
“;
echo “Coals on top: $coalsTop \n” ;
echo ”
“;
echo ”
“;
echo “Coals on bottom: $coalsBottom “;
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