I built a stove that burns alchohol.But it burns to fast.How can I prevent this?

I made a stove that burns napkins soaked in 50% alchol.When I lit it it burned fast for a minute.Then it went out.The napkins were still slightly wet.But when I tried to light it again it would not light.Is it my percentage of achohol?

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johnnywgk8 years ago
what a waste, drink it a burn wood
bylerfamily (author)  johnnywgk8 years ago
I would like to see someone drink rubbing achohol.It is poisonous.As for burning wood,I am using a stove to small for that kind of thing.
lemonie8 years ago
What are you fueling this with, and can you post us a picture of the stove? L
bylerfamily (author)  lemonie8 years ago
I am using 50 percent achohol.I soak napkins in it and light it.The stove is the "mini stove in a can" that I have seen your comments on.
Your fuel is 50% water-where do you expect that water to go? The alcohol evaporates and burns, most of the water stays behind (a small amount evaporates).
Exactly - You want 100% alcohol (stove fuel). 50/50 alcohol water actually burns VERY cold (as flames go), less than 70 degrees Celsius.
=SMART=8 years ago
I dont know much abut the chemistry of alcohol but if you want something to burn slower restricting the airflow to the fire allows a longer burn time