I got my GW and SGW in the mail. Thanks a bunch!
Workmanship is great, no jagged edges, clean jet holes, 5 minute hard boil time with 60 degree water and 72 degree ambient temperature, and super light!
I weighed the amount of fuel the GW can take. 11 grams! That's .38 ounces of fuel to get 12 ounces of water to boil.
I do have some questions for you, and anyone else with helpful information. This is my first alcohol stove, so I've got nothing to compare to.
1. I've tried HEET and Everclear. I can't get HEET to perform nearly as well as the grain alcohol. In fact, I can consistently get 12 oz. to boil with the alcohol, and can't at all with HEET. Any insight?
2. I did notice that if the alcohol is filled right to the very top of the fill line, I do get some sporadic spurts out of the jets. Is this normal?
3. EDIT: Originally had a question about priming, but I answered my own question with a few more tests.
If there are any tips and tricks to making alcohol stoves perform to their fullest, let's hear them!
BTW, I was able to get 12 ounces of water to boil outside in the cold (20 degrees) with the SGR. The GR heated 12 ounces sufficiently enough for a hot cup of instant coffee. I did notice quite a difference using alcohol stoves in the cold versus inside! The fuel seems to act much differently.