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Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove on 12/29/2013 03:39:43 MST Print View

Who has used Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove? .... care to share your experiences?

I HAVE seen Bob Shaver's blog posting about a prototype ... or maybe better called a proof of concept since the production model is quite different.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove on 12/31/2013 17:31:53 MST Print View

BUMP

I've been a FBCer for several years and a caldera cone user for a couple of them ... but have been lately tempted by recipes that ask for simmering

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
DOH!: user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove on 01/03/2014 04:34:31 MST Print View

If Mags had noticed my question he might have replied "Use da google, jim"

a 26 minute ramble containing timing and fuel use info

2 minutes showing result of a steam baking test

OK, early in the new year's day three and the "less new gear" resolution takes a hit:-}

edit: I should have known that Rand doesn't bring a product to market without proven performance.

disclaimer: this is starting to look like an ad ... my only relationship with traildesigns is as a customer.

Edited by jcolten on 01/03/2014 04:39:09 MST.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
DOH!: user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove on 01/03/2014 06:54:17 MST Print View

Well, I haven't used the Trail Designs one. I made one several years ago out of some aluminum foil, though. Like the older BrassLite stoves, shutting off the vents really helps to cut down heat output. Generally around 20-30 minutes burn time compared to 12 minute burn times. No, it doesn't save any real quantity of fuel, maybe a gram or two under some conditions (higher environmental temps.)

I also played with another one made from a ring of a soda can. Make the ring, then cut it seems to work pretty good.

Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
"user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove" on 01/03/2014 10:43:57 MST Print View

Hi,
did not use any of TD simmer rings but I found this on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItJIpCxUfkk

which can be easy way to find out if simmer ring works. I've used 12-10 to drybake a muffin
with foil cup on top of it as simmering device

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=38274

Cheers

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove on 01/03/2014 11:09:11 MST Print View

I too found a ring cut out of a soda can works fine for the 12-10 stove. I posted pictures and a review on BPL some place many years ago. The ring weighed one or two grams.