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Help needed with Dutch Oven on Medium Egg

Wife wants to get me a Dutch Oven or Camp Stove to use with our Med. Egg.  Anyone have a thought on what is the biggest size that will fit?  I've got the 15" grate.  Have seen a 5 quart that is 10.25" diameter with loop handles that looks like it would fit. Am interested in your opinions also on which is better, camp stove with the feet or dutch oven with flat bottom.  Have really been inspired by all of the cooks you've posted where you've used your DO.  Thanks in advance for your advice.  


  • I've got a 7qt DO with a flat bottom.  There is plenty of room so I'm pretty sure it would fit a medium.  I got a flat bottom so I could just put it on my grate and not worry about it tipping over.  The Lodge site, gives dimensions of all their products.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Thanks BeanCounter.  Will look that over.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,571
    I do mine on the large...on the pacesetter. Mine has legs...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • My 5+ qt, with loop handles will not fit on the grid at the felt line in my MBGE (it is a Lowensware - made by the JA Pan company). It is about the same size you mention, 10.5". It fits nicely on 1" spacers on the setter, legs up. Must admit, I seldom use it, if I'm going to cook something covered, I just use the crock pot so may not be the best to comment. Good luck
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • 5 qt fits easily on the platesetter (use a spacer under DO).  7 qt may fit, but could get hot as it may sit at the edge of the platesetter and get exposed to extra heat.   I leave the top off the DO for a portion of the cook to get some smoke, then use the lid once we feel there is enough smoke.


    Beans and chili are great this time of the year.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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