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Help please GG pot roast

Egmont KeyEgmont Key Posts: 69
edited 2:40PM in EggHead Forum
Pot roast in DO indirect or direct?


  • Weekend WarriorWeekend Warrior Posts: 1,702
    I do plate setter legs up, grid and DO on grid. Mark
  • Egmont KeyEgmont Key Posts: 69
    Mark WW
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,007
    either way works, for indirect you need a space between the stone and pot. the important thing is to keep a low simmer, adjust for that. my indirects seem to simmer around 320 nicely, with a direct setup that temp will be lower. wear gloves, you can get a nasty steam burn opening a lid with all that liquid simmering away ;)
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Ron, You can do it either way. I have had great success using my spider for DO cooks as well. You can put the DO directly on the coals to sear your meat, though you will need a welders glove or very long tongs. As long as the DO is a few inches off the coals for the balance of the cook, you will be fine, even direct. Just watch your liquids.
    Good luck!
  • Egmont KeyEgmont Key Posts: 69
    Thanks Guys and Gals.
    Yall are great!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226

    All good advice above.

    I use the spider normal position for searing then flip the spider ring to inverted for the roast.

    There isn't going to be any favor difference using a plate setter (indirect) or spider direct. The Cast Iron is what shields the cook.

    Putting the DO right on the lump is fine just make sure you don't burn the food. I am not sure about keeping the liquid at a simmer when down on the lump. It is easy enough to test.

    I leave the DO off of the DO during the entire cook, however, I have been wondering about putting the lid on about half way through the simmer.

    One thing, watch the liquid level and add the stock if the level gets low.

    Here is the link to the original post.

    The recipe is also in the recipe section, but the formatting over there isn't all that great.

  • Egmont KeyEgmont Key Posts: 69
    The DO I have has legs and I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
    I used platesetter legs uo with DO setting on that. It came out wonderful and is almost gone now. Will post pics Friday in new thread. Thanks again to all
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Glad you liked it. That is the problem, the food goes quick. It makes great second day sandwiches or even french dip sandwich.

    The only difference the camp fire DO's (with legs) have is they are a pain to put on the egg grid.

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