I just took some measurements and the unmodified Sidewinder holds the bottom of the 0.9L Evernew pot 2+5/16 inches off the ground if supported from the pot lip rather than using the tent stakes. So I'm guessing that, yes, I'll either need to shim the Starlyte upwards by 7/16 inch or so, trim a similar length from the cone, or use the butchered 12-10.
@Dan- At what elevation were you doing your experiments with the Starlyte? I live at almost 7000 feet, and that's usually the lowest point of my hikes.
But also, yes, with the priming lip trimmed off the 12-10 fits inside an Evernew 0.9L pot with the Sidewinder:
You an also see my "weekend" hip-flask-shaped fuel bottle. The mini-Bic and measuring cup are inside the sleeve with the Sidewinder, and the entire Inferno system is included.
Having just done a test-run, I remain impressed as hell with the cone and 12-10 system.
I also spent a half-hour or so snipping and sanding the sharp bits from the edge of the Inferno grate. Because I'm like that.
Oh, and putting a few drops of alcohol in the crimp on the top of the 12-10 makes it much easier to light, as mentioned above somewhere I think, and would probably work just fine as a priming device in itself. I think this is a good, quick solution. But I'll still play with the Starlyte- it does look interesting. Hell, I'm even thinking of commissioning a custom cone from Rand that's 7/16" shorter and with only the woodburning holes for the tent stakes so that I can still keep the original cone as-is...
Therein lies madness- this stove stuff can consume one, y'know?
But the shorter cone would fit even more easily in the pot and I could do away with the need for the tent stakes except in woodburning mode. For 90% of my hiking the woodburning option is really only for emergencies, anyway, so I think that I can do without the Inferno insert most of the time, too. I'll have to ask Rand what he's asking for custom cones these days, but only after I get the Starlight and verify what height I need with some experimentation. Maybe I'll even try to find a controllable location at around 9000 feet in which to experiment...