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!
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.
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