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light it!

the stoves get about 15 minutes of full on burn on about 3oz or so of Everclear. Super light, easy (and fun) to make and somewhat wind resistant.

Good times await.
 

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Downhill Juggernaut
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That is so cool.

I wanna make one now.
 

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What do the pennies do? Would it work 10 times as well if you used a dime?
 

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I hadn't seen the penny before. Looks like you might need to drill a few more holes so that you get a blue flame. Or, it could be the grain alcohol - if you use the home improvement store variety (non-drinkable) it burns hotter. I've used one before, and it works fairly well for boiling a cup of tea, but they typically don't put out enough heat to do any major cooking. Post some pics when you use it!
 

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Good goin' guys. I have many cups of joe and a lot of simple meals cooked on beer can stoves. I made a bunch up for Christmas presents last year. I haven't used the penny/ Heinekin (sp?) version. It's supposed to be more effecient. BTW, I don't know what your fuel costs but it would seem the hardware store stuff would be a lot cheaper. Not only that but some of us could be out of "fuel" after the first night out. :D

Gary
 

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Hi, I made a similar stove that uses a screw instead of the penny. Works well. There are cheaper sources for the fuel. I use denatured alcohol. I understand you can use the Heet (for water in gas).

Here is a link that talks about the different alcohol. Also the base link zenstoves, lists lots of options for stoves. The photon stove is the similar stove.

http://zenstoves.net/Fuels.htm#Alcohol

-- John
 
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