Need Help with Heineken Pot
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Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/02/2006 15:03:41 MDT Print View

So, I made a few beer can pots and really like them: http://www.freewebs.com/jasonklass/myexperimentsadventures.htm So far I like the Henekin one best because of the ident which makes it easier to pick up. My idea is to add some kind of insulation that goes around the middle part so you can lift it off the stove without using a pot gripper or bandana and so that it can serve as an insulated mug. I've already tried foam (it melted). I have some Kevlar wick that I could wrap around it but it's thick and would make it pretty bulky (I might order some thinner stuff). Any other ideas?

P.S. I do not want to add a wire bail or handle. Basically, I'm only interested in material that will insulate and won't melt. I use a tea light stove and the flames only touch the very bottom of the can so the material won't come in contact with the flames. Thanks for any suggestions.

Edited by jasonklass on 04/02/2006 15:04:55 MDT.

Chad Lorenz
(ChadL) - MLife

Locale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/02/2006 15:08:06 MDT Print View

Jetboil uses neoprene............

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/02/2006 16:51:36 MDT Print View

A very simple solution - although it does not insulate - is to put a ring or pads of high temperature silicone gasket maker high on the can. Permatex and others will handle 750F. Scope the local automotive parts boutique.

David Patterson
(davidp80) - F
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/04/2006 12:46:56 MDT Print View

Where can you find something like that Vick?

-Dave:)

Robert Miller
(procab) - F
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/04/2006 13:26:30 MDT Print View

Dave,

I believe this is the silicone sealer Vick mentioned. It is available at better auto parts stores.

Robert

David Patterson
(davidp80) - F
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/04/2006 18:03:19 MDT Print View

Excellent. Thanks Robert.

-Dave:)

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 04/04/2006 18:50:30 MDT Print View

Robert,
thanks, that's it. You can burn it - just before the aluminum melts. But otherwise, it holds up pretty well.

However, it gets hot eventually, so use reasonable caution. I put pads of Permatex high on the can so it is out of the flame.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Solution on 04/12/2006 21:12:10 MDT Print View

Thanks for your ideas everyone, but I think I found what I'm looking for:
http://practicalbackpacking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201

David White
(davidw) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Re: Solution on 04/25/2006 18:48:07 MDT Print View

Wow! That's brilliant! Where did you find the fiberglass wick?

BTW: I just visited your website and I'm very impressed -- lots of great ideas.

Keep on inventin' :-)

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re: Solution on 04/26/2006 07:49:09 MDT Print View

You could also use Kevlar cord per Jason Klass.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Re: Re: Solution on 04/26/2006 18:07:29 MDT Print View

Thanks David! I have a potentially better idea in the works. I'm just waiting for the material to arrive. Here's where to buy the wick: http://wickstore.com/ . It's the 1/16" fiberglass wick and you can buy it in 10 yard hanks.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Re: Re: Solution on 04/26/2006 19:05:27 MDT Print View

How much does the wick grip weigh?

Jonathan Haynes
(kc7fys) - F

Locale: In The Pines
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 05/11/2009 15:22:31 MDT Print View

I picked up the side-cutting "Mainstays" brand can opener at WalMart--and it scored up my lid pretty heavily. Granted, it can be sanded out--but are there others that use a non-serrated gripping wheel to accomplish the cutting action?
Thanks,
Jonathan in MN

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Need Help with Heineken Pot on 05/11/2009 16:06:42 MDT Print View

I picked up the side-cutting "Mainstays" brand can opener at WalMart--and it scored up my lid pretty heavily.

Good Cook Safe Cut opener works well for me. IIRC I got it at Walgreens.

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
Fiber glass wick wrap for Heineken Pot on 05/12/2009 20:39:39 MDT Print View

A couple weeks off, so, you probably already experimented with this but here's the solution I had for an insulated area to grip the Heine pot.Just room enough for two fingers and thumb.
Heine Pot insulation

That's a custom CC around the pot. In later versions of the cone, it actually rests perfectly under the lip of the wick, supporting the pot.

Edited by uberkatzen on 05/12/2009 20:40:35 MDT.