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Simmering ring on alcohal stove
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Locale: East Bay
Simmering ring on alcohal stove on 01/11/2010 17:06:07 MST Print View

Have been doing reading here about steam baking and it got me interested enough to realize that my TrailDesigns stove basically had two speeds; full tilt boogie or out of fuel. hmmmm. not so good for baking.

However, I was looking at the Packafeather stove and realizing that perhaps just adding an aluminum ring around my existing stove might tune it down... sure enough it did. I was up skiing this weekend and was testing gear at altitude anyways, so I took an empty Redbull can, and cut it up. Made two rings about 3/4 inch wide each. I placed those over the top of my stove, the two overlapping each other, and they allow for the stove openings to be blocked completely all the way up to half open. At fully blocked, I was able to get consistent 60-65 minute burn times from one ounce of fuel, very cool.

This also enabled me to steam cook my first batch of corn muffins today as a test. Can't wait to try this out on my next trips, I know my kids will love it! I'll try to post a couple photos if I can figure that out here!

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Interesting on 01/11/2010 20:16:03 MST Print View

Got any pictures?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Simmer Ring on 01/11/2010 20:34:55 MST Print View

Brawney's Solution


Look here for more information on simmering and baking.

Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Simmer Ring on 01/16/2010 13:18:39 MST Print View

I've taken to carrying two can stoves myself.. I've got one pressurized stove for full out boil, and one sort of penny hybrid design.

The hybrid stove has a 1/8th hole in the middle/depression area of the top, to fill with, and then six needle sized holes on the ring. Lit normally, it produces around a medium-low heat, great for light sauteing, drop a penny in the middle to cover the center, and it drops to a low simmer, great for finishing rice after boiling the water initially..

Best solution I've found yet personally.. A little extra weight, but no parts to lose, and real tunable combined with an adjustable windscreen.