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john pickett
2017-10-22, 12:20
Speaking generically, is there a height from stove to pot which generally gives really good cooking times? I lack the obsessive-compulsive drive needed to test my new cooking set.

sheepdog
2017-10-22, 19:18
Speaking generically, is there a height from stove to pot which generally gives really good cooking times? I lack the obsessive-compulsive drive needed to test my new cooking set.

Yes.

Superman
2017-10-22, 20:43
Speaking generically, is there a height from stove to pot which generally gives really good cooking times? I lack the obsessive-compulsive drive needed to test my new cooking set.

I'd say 2 to 3". Although I used a wiener can with holes below the rim so the pot was about .25" above the can. Although....I used a zip stove and the fire was all kinds of random distances. I guess my answer is "it depends."

sheepdog
2017-10-22, 20:46
One would need to know what kind of pot, what kind of stove, what kind of fuel?

Superman
2017-10-22, 22:03
One would need to know what kind of pot, what kind of stove, what kind of fuel?

Inseam.....need to know the inseam.

john pickett
2017-10-23, 08:01
Walmart grease pot, alcohol stove made like a cat stove but using aluminum drink cans of two different diameters.

john pickett
2017-10-23, 08:01
No idea about the inseam.

Roche
2017-10-23, 08:30
When the bottom of the pot is scorched the setting is too low. When the water does not boil the pot is too high.

Hog On Ice
2017-10-23, 13:18
best guess somewhere between 0.75 in and 1.50 in above the burner - recommend getting some 1/2 in mesh hardware cloth for a pot support and trying 1.5 in first and then 1 in (cut off one 1/2 in mesh) - based on the two test cases go either higher or lower

sheepdog
2017-10-24, 07:18
Walmart grease pot, alcohol stove made like a cat stove but using aluminum drink cans of two different diameters.

I use a similar set up for my stove testing. I agree with HOI. My sweet spot is about an inch over the flame. The grease pot is a big surface and I like to keep it close enough that the flame washes the bottom of the pot.

john pickett
2017-10-24, 11:35
Thanks, Sheepdog and HOI! Roche, take a hike!

Superman
2017-10-24, 11:54
Thanks, Sheepdog and HOI! Roche, take a hike!

What...I don't get a thank you just because my information was wrong?

atraildreamer
2017-10-24, 14:10
I'd say 2 to 3". Although I used a wiener can with holes below the rim so the pot was about .25" above the can. Although....I used a zip stove and the fire was all kinds of random distances. I guess my answer is "it depends."

I came up with this a few years back: http://www.backpacking.net/makegear/goya-stove/index.html

Crikey
2017-10-24, 14:21
Thanks, Sheepdog and HOI! Roche, take a hike!

I'm impressed that nobody said anything about cutting it when it buds out.

Superman
2017-10-24, 14:47
I came up with this a few years back: http://www.backpacking.net/makegear/goya-stove/index.html

I started my thru hike with a zip stove. By the time I got to Gatlinburg I concluded that the zip stove required the most fiddling with when I least wanted to fiddle. So I constructed a simple version of your stove. Mine burned more alcohol but that wasn't a big problem.

Roche
2017-10-24, 16:41
Thanks, Sheepdog and HOI! Roche, take a hike!

Was my suggestion inaccurate?

john pickett
2017-10-25, 10:58
"I don't get a thank you just because my information was wrong? "
No, it's because only a wiener would use a wiener can.
Roche, you're accurate, just inane.

Superman
2017-10-25, 12:12
"I don't get a thank you just because my information was wrong? "
No, it's because only a wiener would use a wiener can.
Roche, you're accurate, just inane.

In defense of Roche....he's just as sane as anyone else on here. If you want to see crazy look at the VA staff....just sayin.

Roche
2017-10-25, 12:56
"I don't get a thank you just because my information was wrong? "
No, it's because only a wiener would use a wiener can.
Roche, you're accurate, just inane.

You admit you are too lazy to figure out how to boil water. You admit the information provided is accurate. The last time I dealt with an such an ingrate was at the Veterans Administration.

shadowmoss
2017-10-25, 13:04
Am I the only one who saw the subject and thought it was about the various strengths of smokables?

Also, doesn't the inseam of the pot affect the height?

Superman
2017-10-25, 13:10
Am I the only one who saw the subject and thought it was about the various strengths of smokables?

Also, doesn't the inseam of the pot affect the height?

Soooo, you're saying it's about smoking pot...not a cooking pot? So ole JP is already headed for hell. Just sayin.

Crikey
2017-10-25, 14:33
Am I the only one who saw the subject and thought it was about the various strengths of smokables?

Nope.


I'm impressed that nobody said anything about cutting it when it buds out.

john pickett
2017-10-25, 18:50
Thread Drift Alert!:aetsch:

Superman
2017-10-25, 19:02
Thread Drift Alert!:aetsch:

look...a butterfly!

Roche
2017-10-25, 19:54
look...a butterfly!

I'm not seeing it, are you under the influence of pot height?

Superman
2017-10-25, 20:18
I'm not seeing it, are you under the influence of pot height?

lmao

sheepdog
2017-10-26, 07:57
6169

Superman
2017-10-26, 09:47
6169

Is that a selfy? :)

john pickett
2017-10-26, 10:30
Superman, your selfy Is a butterfly!

Superman
2017-10-26, 17:16
Superman, your selfy Is a butterfly!

sweet

Hog On Ice
2017-10-27, 08:56
la Papillon

Roche
2017-10-27, 09:06
la Papillon

Now Supe will believe he is Steve McQueen.

sheepdog
2017-10-27, 09:07
No, he's Burl Ives...only still alive...mostly

Superman
2017-10-27, 09:10
No, he's Burl Ives...only still alive...mostly

and hideous.

john pickett
2017-10-27, 10:10
+1 Ha!