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Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Brasslite 550 Modifications on 10/23/2008 14:01:02 MDT Print View

Having given up on ever getting a BPL Firelite SUL550 I ordered a Brasslite 550. It arrived today and I set about cutting off the handles and handle brackets. I then installed a Ti spoke bail handle and constructed a Reflectix Cozy.
Brasslite 550 with Ti spoke bail
Brasslite 550 with Ti spoke bail. Weight=2.43 oz.

Brasslite 550 Reflectix Cozy
The cozy weighs 0.89 oz.

Edited by redleader on 10/23/2008 14:07:06 MDT.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Brasslite 550 Modifications on 10/23/2008 14:23:02 MDT Print View

Hi Denis,

Looks pretty good. How did you remove the bracket from the pot?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: Brasslite 550 Modifications on 10/23/2008 14:41:40 MDT Print View

A dust mask, Dremel Tool with a cut-off wheel, and crosscut and fine-cut flat file. I cut a little deep at one spot but didn't go through the pot wall. The whole process (pot and cozy) took about two hours.
Brasslite "damage"
Brasslite 550 "damage".

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Why a bail? on 10/26/2008 20:11:28 MDT Print View

Dennis,
I'm curious why you wanted the bail instead of the folding handles. Are you cooking over a fire?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Why a bail? on 10/26/2008 20:29:49 MDT Print View

Jason,
I mostly use a Snow Peak Giga stove with a Snow Peak Ti bowl windscreen. The bail weighs a lot less than the original handles and, with the bail standing upright, stays cool enough to pick up with my bare hand.