A place to share your alcohol stove setups.
Non hikers are about a psi shy of a legal ball.
Here's my set up, not the cleanest build...but it works.
I could cognetate that thought in 3..no 4 secs...
I quote myself here to bring the subject back around. For those that tinker, build, and test stoves I have a question: Have you tried the Green Kleen Strip denatured alcohol?
I test my stoves using yellow Heet because it is the worst performer. I had been using SLX on the trail, but recently found out that it can be as low as 40% ethanol. Green is at least 90% ethanol.
The primary issue I had with the design I use is priming time. I have it down to 18 seconds and am now just trying to perfect the jet dimensions. I am going to try some Green soon and will report my findings.
Correct. I rolled the bead and then shoved part of a Dollar Store water spray bottle in it. It is pretty but does not perform as well as my last one that was similar to this. I changed a few too many things at once to know why. Doing more testing.
BB its the style of stove... the hotter the better - ya could switch to a bottom burner.
The reason I ask is because a couple of years ago I quit using a windscreen. Now I just stack rocks around and was wondering what the time difference might be. .. Not that it matters for my hikes. I always seem to take too much fuel. And this works for me to heat water for oatmeal or a cup of coco. I don't need a long rolling boil for that.