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Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Cup lid on 09/26/2008 17:00:54 MDT Print View


Edited by FamilyGuy on 11/23/2013 14:54:34 MST.

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Cup lid on 09/26/2008 17:02:37 MDT Print View

I used doubled aluminum foil on my lidless pots/mugs. Works fine and lasts several trips. I've also heard pie tins or that stuff the butter pound cake comes in works real good. Plus then you get to eat pound cake.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Cup lid on 09/26/2008 17:03:56 MDT Print View

I too have Snowpeak 450, try Aluminum Flashing
My lid ways 0.1 oz. simple

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
in vs out on 09/26/2008 20:15:03 MDT Print View

I use tinfoil too, at least for short trips.

Either alone or in conjunction with a regular top lid, you can have an inside lid that sits on top of the water.
I can see crinkled foil working. Recently someone posted a circle of silicone cutting board or something that he puts inside. Using a canister stove, it should only get as hot as hot steam.

Cons: It would be messy to boil anything but water.

Blue _
(lrmblue) - MLife

Locale: Northeast (New England)
Re: Cup Lid on 09/27/2008 12:20:11 MDT Print View

A great source for rugged but light foil for making lightweight pot lids is the foil that is now often used to seal most large metal cans of pre-ground coffee (Maxwell House, Hills Brothers, etc.). It is heavy duty, usually embossed for extra strength, and, of course, weighs very little.


Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Cup lid on 09/27/2008 16:28:08 MDT Print View


Edited by FamilyGuy on 11/23/2013 14:55:54 MST.

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
bump on 01/26/2009 09:12:12 MST Print View

Sort of a hijack but i made a pot lid out of aluminum flashing and stuck a pushpin through the top.

I bent the metal tip 90 degrees to help secure it to the lid. After reading a bit, i recall someone talking about adding seamgrip or something similar to the underside of the lip to seal the bent pin to the lid. Just a drop or two, but more to create a small seal for the pinhole and prevent rust.

I say this b/c the pushpin i have in now for testing purposes, is rusting and needs to be replaced.

I'm guessing i need something thermal resistant but also non-toxic.


Edited by Naman919 on 01/26/2009 10:44:01 MST.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: bump on 01/26/2009 11:15:03 MST Print View

try a thin brass wire. available at all hardware stores.

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
Re: Re: bump on 01/26/2009 11:19:05 MST Print View


I really like the idea of the pushpin (think colored for corkboards) b/c it leaves a handle but still can puncture the aluminum flashing and be bent for placement.

I think a wire would not leave me an insulated top "handle" that i could grab while the water is boiling. The top of the pushpin seldom gets very hot from just boiling water.

A thin wire would just transmit all the heat and i wouldn't be able to grab it w/o a rag/towel.

Plus, i would still want to be able to secure the wire to the underside of the lid also.

Anyone know what thread/post I was referring to earlier?

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
found it! on 01/26/2009 11:31:58 MST Print View

I knew it was Klass.

My thoughts are now on the JB Weld and how toxic it could potentially be when boiling water.

I have heat resistant Weld and it's a grayish color when mixed. Not sure i want that near my water.

What are YOUR thoughts?

Jason, have you had any concerns about this?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Cup Lid on 01/26/2009 17:08:44 MST Print View

Here is a photo I just took of the lid for my Heineken Pot. As you can see, the handle stands up so I can remove the lid with my spoon if it's too hot to touch. And, it lays flat for packing.

No glue, no rust, no sweat.

Brass Wire Handle on Pot Lid

Edited by redleader on 01/27/2009 21:23:39 MST.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Re: found it! on 01/26/2009 20:27:30 MST Print View

I just emailed you about this.

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
tin lid on 01/26/2009 21:33:12 MST Print View

I use the bottom of tobacco tins for lids. They fit on the SP600 almost like they were made to. They are tin and rust easy. This spring I'm gunna paint one with black grill paint to keep it from rusting. I also use nylon line for the handle. It works well if you don't get the line in the fire. I'm gunna try wire, looks more fire proof.

Foil is too fiddly for me. The tin lid is pretty tough and closes the top very well, fiddle free.

Edited by magillagorilla on 01/26/2009 22:04:37 MST.

Don Meredith
(donmeredith) - F

Locale: SouthEast
Tobacco lid on 01/27/2009 07:20:56 MST Print View

Great looking SP600 lid. Any details on what brand of container you're vulturing from would be much appreciated.

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
Tobacco tin on 01/27/2009 08:46:08 MST Print View

This is the bottom of a Bali Shag tobacco tin. It weighs .55 oz. It is not the lightest option but it is way more rugged than foil.

I think I have 4-5 of them laying around if anyone wants one, PM me.

Or if anyone who does not use tobacco wants to send me a full tin, I will empty the contents and send the bottom back :)

Edited by magillagorilla on 01/27/2009 08:46:53 MST.

Jeff Antig

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Cup lid on 01/27/2009 20:31:10 MST Print View

I use a tin pan thing that is used to make cupcakes. I also bring some cake mix with me so this really has two uses.