Another thought. How much fuel is used while the 75 second bloom is taking place versus the amount of fuel you just poured onto a primer plate or wick. Probably not a whole lot of difference in fuel consumption. And if you can't wait for an extra 40 or 50 seconds to start cooking maybe you should just have a cold meal instead and save another 30 seconds. JMO
I'm with you on that, Bill. If it takes 10 minutes to boil water on 1/2 ounce of alcohol, I have all the time in the world when I'm in the woods as opposed to running life by the clock at home. We "Stovies are just looking at the quickest boil times on the least amount of fuel. The White Box does all that is required of an efficient, reliable stove.
Yep no see alcohol just put some drops of food coloring in you bottle i like green"
Food coloring works great for alcohol. Only problem is how about all those people who just flew into an airport and had to buy fuel at the nearest BPing store or gas station and don't have food coloring
A thought that comes to mind, is to carry some of those Easter egg coloring tablets to dye your fuel with.