My Brew Kit ..thread for your stove set up

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by el manana, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Ultralighter

    @Evan Are you sure?
    I mean have you tried it as I have the 650 talks and the 100g/ml gas cartridge only just fits.......... if so I may be swapping for a 550g toaks
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  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Terra Nova Ti 900 with CP Ti Flissure Cone

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  3. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Trail Blazer

    I can understand the weight and bulk argument, but what is it that the Trail Designs does that the trangia doesn't?

    Obviously the weight and bulk are pretty substantial.
  4. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Fuel efficiency..…… a wide pot with a cone & wick stove probably uses 30 - 40% less fuel than the standard Trangia setup.
  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    The first trip out with the kids (4 of us) and the Trangia was just too small a volume - food spilling over when trying to cook :banghead:.
    After an abortive attempt to find larger volume pans that would "fit" the Trangia stand I discovered Trail Designs.
    A phone call with Rand saw me buying an Open Country quart hard anodised pot and cone. I later got an MSR 2l Ti pot that "nested" with it, plus Ti cone. (cost a fortune :confused:)
    That set up served us well for years, until the kids stopped coming out with us. I still have the set up as it would be hard to replicate now.
    I never weighed the 2 pots and cones but I'm sure it wouldn't be significantly heavier than the Trangia (big size) and had a much bigger volume.

    Fuel efficiency …. I didn't care as long as the food didn't spill …..:rolleyes:.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
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  6. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I just viewed a YouTube vid where the backpacker claimed that titanium was no good for pots because the size of the pot was too small for his needs.
  7. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I just viewed a YouTube vid where the backpacker claimed that titanium was no good for pots because the size of the pot was too small for his needs.
  8. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I just viewed a YouTube vid where the backpacker claimed that titanium was no good for pots because the size of the pot was too small for his needs.
  9. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I just viewed a YouTube vid where the backpacker claimed that titanium was no good for pots because the size of the pot was too small for his needs.
  10. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Sorry for repeating - machine playing up
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  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    You know the Trangia burner is a wick stove and the Trangia pans are quite wide?
  12. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Ultralighter

    We heard you the first time!!.....;):biggrin:
  13. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Trail Blazer

    ah, yes, the pans are quite small:

    Unless youget something like the Trangia-24

    Not exactly trek-lite though.
  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I picked up a Trangia frying pan after hearing Mole recommend, seems good, not the lightest but slippery. That and a cheap flames creed 1950ml ti pan at 235g for under £25 and that's my family hiking cook kit sorted for now.
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  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I have the "billy" for both the Trangia 27 and Trangia 25. Only ever used the smaller one when car camping. Never used the bigger one tho' it made it to scout camp once :cautious:.
    Much tooooooo big to carry - not sure it would fit in my pack (or if anything else would fit in with it :confused:)
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  16. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    I always used to use a little cannister-top stove that I got in NZ about 20 years, but got fed up with it falling over on rough ground. So this weekend (actually it was Monday – at the weekend I was using someone else's stove!) I used the Coleman remote cannister stove with hose that I bought a while ago. I was impressed by how much faster it is to boil a mug of tea or cook pasta, etc, but slightly worried to discover that it can easily set fire to even wet grass! I'm going to have to do some serious stamping down in future, or find stones etc to balance it on (reintroducing the falling over possibility... ). The piezo gives the impression it might not be totally reliable but that's not such a problem.
  17. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    A piece of foil put under the remote's burner usually stops this. Often, a piece of used packaging from the food bag does the job.
  18. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    In this case it wasn't grass underneath the burner getting scorched, it was long blades of grass catching at the tops where the wind blew them, even though it was wet. Hence I think if I just take care to flatten the grass properly before lighting up, it won't be a problem.
  19. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Got to use the simmer ring with the stormin meths stove.
    Took a cheap pasta meal with me on a recent trip which needed cooking...used the same amount of fuel I normally use to boil around 600ml. Cooked the pasta using around 300ml with a little fuel to spare, so well chuffed with that outcome.
    Those cheap meals aren't brilliant but a lot cheaper than the dehydrated meals I normally use.
  20. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    @Bmblbzzz - I use a stainless camping plate underneath.
  21. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    My Latest brew kit... Just fuel and lighter to add.
    Heineken mug reinforced rim with removable lid,
    modified small speedster stove (carbon felt insert)
    Speedster custom skillet/pot stand (heavy but stable and does double duty with skillet and keeps windshield in place..)
    Myog folding heat mat.
    Myog Pot lifter (to be replaced or removed)
    MYOG alu windshield material supplied with thanks to @Tartanferret ( can double as stable skillet stand)
    Mesh pouch (temporary)

    [​IMG]IMG_20190825_171038 by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20190825_171845 by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr

    Stove will be swapped out for esbit burner on some trips.
    *Edit 79g with an esbit stand... Might have to trim 4g off the wind sheild :whistling:
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  22. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    But chop that windshield! You know you want to.:woot:
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  23. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker


    Gram Weenie Pro 17gms inside with windscreen made from the same wafer tin.The lid was cut and shaped using the wooden handle of a wooden handled steak knife easing the metal over the cup rim, until it lightly snaps on. Now I have a Evernew 450 cup (in the pic is a Toaks cup) which is lighter and better shaped for packing.
    Have been using a canister inside the Evernew cup mostly lately though.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
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  24. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I picked up an unloved first-generation Jetboil PCS to see what the fuss was about and turned it into a fast brew kit for snowshoeing day hikes.

    It's quite the Frankenstein: a sawn-off Jetboil pot (reduced to about 600 ml), a Toaks lid and a Soto Amicus stove. It's fast (3:20 to a rolling boil in the kitchen vs. 5:10 with a Toaks 550 pot) and pretty heavy at 147 grams (including lid). I'll try to measure efficiency differences when I have time to kill...


    On the right, everything that was discarded from the original PCS, a little over 300 grams of crap.

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019
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  25. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    I think I'm missing something.

    Why carry a separate brew kit rather than use the larger pot you presumably use for cooking or heating larger amounts of water for rehydrating?

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