I have been toying with alcohol stoves for many years now. For the most part I have stuck the designed of others. While the designs of others have influenced this one greatly, I am calling this my own.
It is a pressurized stove that does not need a pot stand. It has a large fuel capacity for a long burn time but can be adjusted by simply using less full. It is more durable than most stoves if its type.
It is heavier and larger than a lot of alcohol stove designs.
This is a tutorial on making one with items I had on hand, not with the best tools for the job. This is just to help show the ease in building.
I selected the aluminum bottle from a venom energy drink. Any aluminum bottle should work with this design, but I prefer venom. These have thicker walls than any beverage container that I have found. This make for a heavier stove than others out there, but it is much more durable. These bottles also work great as fuel containers. I chose not to remove the paint. I kinda like the way it looks with it, but simply sand it off if you wish.
Step 1: Select bottle.
Just about any aluminum or stainless steel bottle can be used. I have selelected a Venom energy drink bottle because aluminum is easier to work with, free, and has thicker walls than any other beverage bottle.
Step 2: Remove plastic ring
The first thing is to get rid of the plastic ring around the neck. A Dremel make quick work of this, but working without one, this is the hardest part. If you want a smaller stove, you can cut the neck off at the bottom of the plastic ring.
Step 3: Cut bottle in half
Cut the bottle in half with the top part a little longer.
Step 4: Cut flow ports
Cut flow ports to allow the fuel to pass from the fill chamber to the pressure chamber.