Miller high life can....

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left52side
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Miller high life can....

Postby left52side » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:02 pm

Hi was just browsing the other day and seen miller high life makes A 32 ounce beer can,was just curious if anyone has used these as pots instead of say A fosters beer can.
They were on sale 2 for 3.00 so I was thinking about grabbing A couple and playing around with them.
They seem A bit wider than the fosters pots and was thinking of cutting them down to make A custom size pot.

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Re: Miller high life can....

Postby zelph » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:44 pm

They should be the same size as the foster's. Have not seen anyone using them with ridges or the compression wide top.
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Re: Miller high life can....

Postby left52side » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:57 pm

Found A couple of these the other day on top of trash can at grocery store.
Took them home and added ridges and cut top off and replaced lid and they seem to be just fine.
Taller than the fosters pot but same diameter.
Makes for A good 4 cup pot if anyone would need one that big.

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Re: Miller high life can....

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:24 pm

32 oz cans no doubt, same as the Conquistador from the west coast brewery. Nice for making a flat bottom wide mouth can :D
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Re: Miller high life can....

Postby left52side » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:35 pm

32 oz cans no doubt, same as the Conquistador from the west coast brewery. Nice for making a flat bottom wide mouth can :D


I have one of them from you ;)
I havent played to much with the flat bottoms or compression tops to much.
The master will have to share his secrets :p
I am getting better at the press in rings but honestly trying to avoid them.
As I said I am really A man of simplicity and functionality.
Less stuff that can go wrong the better if you ask me.
But the flat bottoms are really really nice :D

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Re: Miller high life can....

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:46 pm

The ridgelines, flat bottoms and wide mouth tops on beer cans was an expensive tooling project. It's a culmination of many years of being a jack of all trades, master of none ;) The amount of ruined cans was a small fortune in costly beer, I don't drink alcohol so it was dumped into my septic system :o So, I keep my tools and methods under my hat due to so many wanting to cash in on the fun :D I like some pocket change once in a while, keeps me able to buy more experimental tools to design more stove stuff. :D
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Re: Miller high life can....

Postby left52side » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:47 am

I like some pocket change once in a while, keeps me able to buy more experimental tools to design more stove stuff. :D


I understand completely buddy.
I think I am pretty happy with my ridges thus far and they serve there purpose.
I'm not to concerned with the wide mouth or flat bottom's, I do like how you do yours and I play around with it if/when I ,mess up A can adding ridges to it then ill put in A press in ring and flat bottom on it but nothing like yours:)
And I think alot of folks in the stove making world would agree you have reached the Zen plethora of stove making mastery ..
No need to be modest :P


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