My Brew Kit ..thread for your stove set up

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

  1. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Had a little lol at that, just done my first bikepack, 54l panniers and it was a struggle to get it into that, still, lessons learned as what to take or not :)
  2. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    The bloke I was talking to is more of a traditional road-based tourer (though road often means a dirt track); four panniers, tent on rear rack, sometimes a front rack as well. But then he's often on the road for a month or more at a time. But losing a whole pannier to a stove is a bit much – great stove, but where's the food?! So he uses a little canister-top thing (which introduces the problem in some countries of finding canisters... )
  3. Bob-W

    Bob-W Trail Blazer

    @Bopdude - yeah, it's taken a few years and a lot of mistakes to get to what I use now.

    @Bmblbzzz - I think the only fuel you are guaranteed to find is petrol but that has its own problems. Of course if you want to "live off the land" that might not be a desirable solution. Last year a friend rode around the world unsupported (as in no support crew) but I think there was ample use of the credit card!

    Back to the Kelly Kettle - it's a lot of space for what's basically a water heater.
  4. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    My smallest “Kelly kettle” is about the same volume as a jetboil .....
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The mkettle? Or storm kettle?
    I had one and regret selling it as its nice to burn a bit of Heather or dung, handful of birch twigs, whilst sitting at the side of a Tarn and watching the flames shoot up the middle...
    It was pretty lite too iirc?
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  7. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Late last year I bought the Wild Stoves Wood Gas stove on a whim because it was on offer and I have yet to use it. The thought was it only weighs 252g and I don't have to carry fuel. Has anyone else used this and what do you think of the practicalities of using it for 2/3 days away.
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I used to use my Bushbuddy regularly on hammock woodland trips, not so much these days.
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  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I used to be a heavy user and that led me to buying a stormin set up that was practical for both alcohol and wood.
    Gave up on it in the end and went back to alco and esbit.

    The wildstoves are probably original and work very well.
    For trekking it's down to practicality, environment and availability.
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  10. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Is that a wee gasifier type thing?
    I liked mine but found it worked best when I carried a wee (Japanese garden pruning saw) saw to make thumb sized logs. 2cm diameter but really short were best. Burned longest and nice steady flame. Good for cooking and camp TV. Scraps just burned too quick. Flame out of control or too low. Always feeding the thing. No saw these days so no gasifier. But I liked the look of the Toaks mini titanium gasifier/stove thingy.
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  11. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Watched the vid! :thumbsup:Hope you weren't running in those leather strides.:woot:
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  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    The wee one is the “Backcountry boiler” by Boilerwerks aka Devine Montgomery (IIRC ??) . The mkettle was a copy I think ??
  13. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Ive probably posted this brew kit previously but it was most welcome on a chilly, windy walk in the Peak yesterday. The shelter is on the top of Stanage Edge and has 2 sides but some one had done a massive poo in the other half so had to dwell in the windy but sunny side.
    Evernew 400ml cup with MYOG cone and burner
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  14. tarptent

    tarptent Trail Blazer

    Here is my ultralight gas cook set...
    Top row: Tomshoe 750ml pot, lid and pouch.
    Bottom row: 100g Gas canister, in Asda sandwich bag (less that 1g), BSR3000T stove, lighter, MSR spark ignitor, Forclaz folding plastic spoon, Tescos Aspertame based sweeteners (x300), Treadlite Gear 3g DCF pouch (for the stove, lighter and spark ignitor)...Total weight 394g. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  15. tarptent

    tarptent Trail Blazer

    How do you post pictures on here? My pic isn't showing...
  16. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    You need to become a supporter to upload to forum, or use service like imgur to embed photos.
  17. tarptent

    tarptent Trail Blazer

  18. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

  19. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  20. tarptent

    tarptent Trail Blazer

    Thanks Mole.
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  21. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Just a warning about BRS3000 copy?. I've been messing around with stoves and pans doing boil times today, the BRS was bought just before lockdown as I was wanting to see how it performed. After around 2 mins of lighting it started spitting & flaring up when trying to turn it up or down, this was in the shed with no draughts. Tried again a few mins later with the same effect. It's now dismantled & binned, perhaps just a bad one but not worth the risk.
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  22. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    There are a lot of fakes/copies around according to threads on BPL.
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  23. tarptent

    tarptent Trail Blazer

    My genuine BRS flares up sometimes, but that it just as a result of the gas expanding in the canister as it warms up, more than a fault of the stove itself. You just have to be wary of it and turn it down a bit when it happens.

    The fakes are relatively easy to spot though...They have brass barrels, a extra square loop on the end of the wire control valve handle, no BRS logo on them, and the fold out pot stands have a different shape. They also weigh 45g vs 26g of the genuine article and cost about half the price...Which is another giveaway.

    Here is a diagram showing the obvious differences:
    [​IMG]BRS3000T fake vs real pic by Alf Beharie, on Flickr
  24. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Thanks for posting, didn't realise it was a copy until I received it. The way it was flaring was worrying, I will consider getting the genuine model now.
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  25. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    It may be more complex than one genuine and one easily distinguishable fake. For example, there is mention on BPL of a fake which is lighter than the genuine stove.
    This has come up on many BPL threads, but this thread is a good place to start. It may be more information than many will be bothered with, but page 5 of the thread could be a useful short cut.
    @Rmr there is mention on another BPL thread of sputtering caused by dirt under the jet of the stove.
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