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Porchetta in a La Caja China?

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mendogurl Sep 21, 2011 11:09 PM

Has anyone ever done this?
Wouldn't it essentially be the same as an oven?

Tips, anyone?

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    rjbh20 Sep 22, 2011 06:57 AM

    You got it. A nice portable outdoor oven, but just an oven nonetheless. Why people consider this barbecue has always mystified me.

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      mendogurl Sep 22, 2011 07:28 AM

      Anything with fire means barbecue to most people, I suppose.

      That's what I thought. It is an oven, I just need to maintain a low temperature.

      I have cooked large quantities of meat in the La Caja China, but never just one roast. I can't think of any reason I would have to adjust the way I use it for less meat. Right?
      One chicken of 6, it is just about temperature...

      1. re: mendogurl
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        rjbh20 Sep 23, 2011 11:04 AM

        Essentially yes, though if you do six ice cold chickens vs. one, it will probably take longer since the small box will cool off more and take longer to return to temp.

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