Thanks for confirming my thought about my Esbit tabs.
>>I don't know about "roaring"... but it's bubbling hard and making lots of noise... and the beer can is shaking on it's little stand.<<
I don't get it to that state. This weekend i used my set up to make tea on the beach for my girlfriend. I used three tabs, which should be the same as your 14 gram tab and about two cups of water in my titanium MSR pot. I gets warm enough to make the tea. Little bubbles occur, which in my recollection is at about 80*C, but not more. I wonder if i loose some energy warming the titanium as compared to your Heineken can. I assume it to be much thinner and so requiring less energy.
I've seen your 48 gram kitchen two years ago already and as of than it has been my goal to achieve your weight. Currently my kitchen is about 200 grams so i have a long way to go. The biggest culpret(?) now is my 110 gram MSR pot which I'd like to replace with a Heineken can. I have gotten one kind offer of Chris Moore to send me two, but I think $20 postage is a bit much. At the moment I'm concidering to use a one or two pint soup can.
I think I'll visit my local outdoorshop and get an alu windscreen to see if a thight fitting windscreen (that won't burn :D) and three tabs will do the job.
>>The tablets are most efficient when 1.25 inches below the pot.<<
I think my tuna can is about 3 cm's (1,25 in) high so that should be ok. Thanks for that figure. I'll measure it tonight when i get home.
>>Because of the limited output, you need a close-fitting windscreen.<<
How close fitting should it be? My current juice box windscreen fits reasonably thight with one opening on the side to allow air to get inside. A combustion process needs air otherwise it dies out, right? Also there is some room at the top between windscreen and pot. I'll post some pictures tomorrow to give you an idea of my set up.
I can also get half a liter of water warm enough to make tea or prepare some freeze dried meals, but some meals (like goulash) don't prepare well, so i'd like to get the water a bit warmer.
I'll make a pepsi can stove, cat food can stove and tea light stove soon to see if i get better results with alcohol like Dave. I'd like to make my system multi fuel: alcohol and Esbit. I'll also get a windscreen and from now on i'll use about 14 gram of Esbit to (hopefully) get a boil.
Thanks so far, Eins