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Al Nichols
(everready) - F

Locale: Sh!^^% Ohio
Approx ounces of alcohol/liter of water? on 05/28/2011 14:35:18 MDT Print View

I have a Fancy Feast stove. About how many fl. oz. of alcohol does it take to boil 1 liter in say, 40-60 degree weather? I'm thinking about 1.5 oz.

Edited by everready on 05/28/2011 14:36:02 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Approx ounces of alcohol/liter of water? on 05/28/2011 14:44:03 MDT Print View

1/2 ounce (1 Tablespoon)of alcohol to boil 1 pint of water on a good stove

Al Nichols
(everready) - F

Locale: Sh!^^% Ohio
Oh no! on 05/28/2011 15:03:24 MDT Print View

Now I have to think.........!!

Thanks,
Al

Mark Hudson
(vesteroid) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Sierras
test on 06/05/2011 08:29:43 MDT Print View

al,

I think you are more or less correct with your assumption. I have found that boiling a litre at a time takes more fuel than the "standard" in colder temps. I did extensive test with my caldera cone and a 2 quart pot this winter and found that I could not effectively boil 6 cups at a time. I was able to boil 4 cups (a little more than your liter) but it took a very full stove with 1.5 oz fuel and warmer temps.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: FYI on 06/05/2011 08:41:13 MDT Print View

Just for reference, with a Caldera Cone I typically get a 1 liter boil with ~ 0.75 ounces(weight) of alcohol. (35° water and 40° air temps.)

Edited by greg23 on 06/05/2011 08:45:25 MDT.