OK , Stephen, I have used the Elite #2 with both a Hieneken can and a Fosters can, and they both have worked for me. The Hieneken is quite a bit stronger, so it's the one I usually use. I can regularly boil 2 cups of water with about 5/8 oz. of alcohol. No damage yet, but I haven't used the combo for more then a couple of days in a row . So I can't comment on the pot lasting through, say a long through hike.
Aaron , To get the stove to not go out when you set the can on it, I hold the can above the lit stove until it heats up ( maybe 30 seconds ?), then set it on the stove.