I'll try to get to the point out, eventually, as I tend to ramble. Got a Zelph Venom stove and it works as advertised. It seems to work OK with my SP600 mug. Though I am recently starting to question how heavy my pot is with the Ti lid and silicon wrapped handles (3.5oz).
So I started to mess with other containers for boiling. I tried a heavy aluminum Budweiser bottle, a 12oz beer can and a Venom energy drink can as pots but couldn't get a rolling boil on 1floz fuel. I found immediately that the short screen for my SP600 will not work for tall can pots.
So last night I went and got some of those Miller Lite metal bottles with the wide mouth caps to try out. They are kinda neat, heavier aluminum then a regular 12oz can and unlike the Venom can the cap threads are metal (Venom cans have a threaded plastic gasket for the cap, which will likely melt). I cut a new screen (AL flashing) which is about 1in taller than can (8ish inches) and allowed about 1/2 to 3/4in gap between the can and the screen.
When I set the Miller Lite pot on the Venom stove and wrap it with the screen. The bottle pokes out by about 1in. My goal is some kind of cone/cylinder screen hybrid.
First test fire, it worked exceedingly well. I got a rolling roughly half way through the 1floz burn.
Success? Not yet.
The pot and stove roll up nicely in the screen and shouldn't take up too much real estate in my bag. Pot also doubles as a water container with the cap. But there are logistical problems with the system. How do I get the pot off the burner? Last night I used an oven mit, which I will not likely pack. I mean, you gotta be quick getting the pot off the fire. Once the rolling boil starts it will quickly spill over and soak your stove (which is really bad for a wicking stove). Even if I can grad the pot and quickly remove it, it remains too hot to pick up and pour. How are you all dealing with these handeless pots? The thing I built will expose a silicon band to direct flame and a fiberglass wick wrap would also be inside the screen cylinder. Any suggestions, ideas, inflammatory comments?