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jeff berkman
(jberkman) - MLife
Boiling Water w/ Caldera Cone Keg on 07/01/2010 11:26:35 MDT Print View

I have the Caldera Cone System with the Esbit gram cracker stove. I plan to place 2 esbits in the stove one on top of the other. I am going with a friend and I was wondering if it is more fuel efficient to boil the Foster's can filled close to the top, or to fill the Foster can up to the top of the cone twice, letting the esbit continue to burn as I pour water out and cold water back in for a second time. I was hoping someone knows this answer so I don't have to waste fuel testing it out myself.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Boiling Water w/ Caldera Cone Keg on 07/01/2010 13:26:43 MDT Print View

Jeff,

I just got one and have not field tested it. But under ideal conditions at home I was able to boil a full keg with one tablet.

Phil Barton
(flyfast) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma
Re: Boiling Water w/ Caldera Cone Keg on 07/02/2010 09:11:28 MDT Print View

Jeff, in my limited experience with the Caldera Cone Keg using a Foster's can, it was easy to boil a full pot with 1 Esbit tablet. If that isn't enough you can always light a second. Good luck.