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our modest first attempts

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:21 pm
by simplepeddler
My son and I have made a few.........kinda crude but we are getting there

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:42 pm
by zelph
That's how I started out :mrgreen:

It's a never ending hobby. the more you make, the better you become. It's a great Father/Son past time. Using them on the trails is even more fun.

thanks for sharing your photo :D

What kind of stoves do you like best? Wood burning or alcohol?

any test numbers on the ones you've made?

what is the blue one?

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:43 pm
by ridebks
Excellent! Can't wait to see more!

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:40 pm
by simplepeddler
We are just making the alcohol for now.
BUT .....as a cajun, we cook on open fire quite often and I have ordered two commercially made rocket stoves to try out.

The blue stove is another budlite can that we made by cold rolling the can in a die made from an additional can.
We have tried them all and all of them plume out within 55 seconds.

We made the taller stove to hold more fuel and at first pass that helps us with a longer cook time.
Have not "run" the numbers yet but they all work and that is cool enough for now!!

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:21 am
by zelph
BUT .....as a cajun, we cook on open fire quite often and I have ordered two commercially made rocket stoves to try out.
What brand name rocket stoves and do you have a preference in wood type for fuel?

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:02 pm
by simplepeddler
We have a stove tec coming in.
I would preferr to cook with split oak. What I do for the mini pots jambalaya is to split oak pallets up and use that. Or we go by the local cabinet shops and get scrap.

I also purchased from Rocketstove-dot-org a small rocket made out of what looks like a gallon institutional vegetable can.
That is the one I think we can run with and have the kids make for thier mini pot cook offs.

have some Venom bottle coming so we are going to give those a try as well.

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:36 pm
by zelph
I would prefer to cook with split oak. What I do for the mini pots jambalaya is to split oak pallets up and use that. Or we go by the local cabinet shops and get scrap.
I like also. I used a lot in my testing last year.

What capacity is the mini cast iron pots, 2 quart? Are they made special for the competition that takes place?

I'd like to have one of those for my Woodgaz stove :D

Re: our modest first attempts

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:02 pm
by simplepeddler
It's one quart.......
Check out Crazy Cajun dot com
he is a friend of mine lives less than a mile from me.
Has everything "jambalaya" cookers would need.