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Micky Duck
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beer can cookers
Feb 6th, 2018 at 2:05pm
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wow just scrolled through all 16 pages and not one mention of them Angry Angry
bit strange really as they have been in and out of fashion for a while now.
saw picture of one in latest NZ Hunter so had another go at it.
tried to make one a few years back with no joy but seemed to have cracked it this time around.
tips learnt
#1cut cans about20- 25mm high so you have room to work sides together.
#2 use the likes of a bread knife to "shoehorn" the last bit of inner can inside outer
#3 a 1.5mm drill bit seems about the right size...1mm too small
#4 the coin sure makes it work better/faster
#5 burning a single match under the lit can will boost it no end and get burning process happening in no time

a red bull sized can is tricky to get to join up but the one I made will boil my 750ml SS mug in a couple of minutes and uses about 30mls of meths
  
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Re: beer can cookers
Reply #1 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 11:22am
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http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1403082789
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http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1370860316/100
There ya go. Sadly i think most of the pictures of my versions have died (thanks dropbox!). If you search youtube for Tetkoba capillary stove, you'll see the very best of the best.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cdpbmjxhoae5r8l/IMG_20141019_143741_resize.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uax2wqq8fxnzblh/IMG_20141019_141726_resize.jpg?dl=0

I've made several different varieties of these things, and the Capillary version with 0.8mm angled holes works best  Wink
  

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Re: beer can cookers
Reply #2 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 6:44pm
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good stuff ta for that.... looking forward to my next trip in the hills to try it out Grin Grin
  
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Re: beer can cookers
Reply #3 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 8:21pm
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just tried out mk3
with measured 20mls meths I can get 750 mls water too hot to drink in matter of minutes
made it out of codys buorban can (same as redbull) and made it short enough to fit inside an old hexamine tablet frame folded down.
mine are simple just one can cut down inside another. series of holes drilled around rim couple in centre and a 10cent piece.
  
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Re: beer can cookers
Reply #4 - Feb 21st, 2018 at 1:15pm
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Bush Buck sell Alcohol burner with stand and bag $29.00. No point making one when they are so cheap. I got mine at Sika Show for $20.00.  They work OK but are slow 15-20 minuets to boil 1 litre, they work better with a wind shield. Good back up cooker.
  
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Re: beer can cookers
Reply #5 - Feb 22nd, 2018 at 7:34pm
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why..... well its a bit like why the dog licks its gentalia...because it can Grin Grin
super light weight
super user friendly
wont cry if left behind as no room in pack full of venison.
very little fuel consumed
and last but not least.....because unlike lazy Aussies us Kiwi folk like DIY Wink
  
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