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ziff house
(mrultralite) - F
Esbit beer can that works on 08/15/2011 16:32:10 MDT Print View

After finally getting out there this year, i tried my beer can esbit and found it to be a dud, lukewarm supper , blah. My old set up W/Ti pot + Msr wind screen always worked fine, boil 8 min.
So what was wrong? The can has a smaller bottom than the pot so the flames lick up the sides AND in this case blew out the vent holes in the bottom as the windscreen was to close to the can. Solution? raise the pot to Esbit distance 2.75 '' instead of 1.75. More [lots] space between pot windscreen, + add more windscreen on top. One vent hole at bottom , so screen is bombproof. Still just 85 gms all in.


William Zila
(Ultralightwillinn.m) - MLife

Locale: Albuquerque
Lid? on 08/15/2011 17:32:46 MDT Print View

I don't see a lid on or by the pot you are using one correct?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Lid? on 08/15/2011 17:35:09 MDT Print View

Lids make a lot of difference. A flimsy lid out of aluminum foil is better than nothing at all, but a thicker piece of aluminum will last a lot longer.


ziff house
(mrultralite) - F
Yes! on 08/15/2011 20:52:40 MDT Print View

it does. but gets hot enough without.