Aluminum Beer Bottle Stove - 2 Piece

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About: Those who know me know that I've always got some project on the go at all times. My interests are varied enough that I can jump from one to the next and not get bored. I seem to learn by doing and the best w...
A very popular DIY design, I noticed instructables was lacking a "rolled edge" aluminum bottle stove instructable so I figured I'd make one. These are fun an easy to make. Once you make the die you can reuse it over and over to make more stoves. The photos should pretty much explain everything but if I missed something or you need clarification feel free to ask in the comments section.

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f11at125

Tip 5 months ago on Introduction

You have to experiment to match your stove to your pot. The number (and diameter) of jet holes will determine the diameter of "flame blume". In the video, I would say "too many holes, reducing jet pressure too much," but only want to thank the original poster. I found 8 holes to work well- be prepared to experiment to find a radial number that maintains a strong jet but doesn't waste energy sending flames up the side of your pot.

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jphphotographyf11at125

Reply 5 months ago

You're correct about the wasted heat, in the video I'm using a mocha pot but with a normal cooking pot the flames stayed underneath and didn't come up the side.

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PhillipA2

4 years ago on Introduction

separating the the die in both processes is very simple if you blow in air with a compressor.

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JessentricPhillipA2

Reply 1 year ago

This saved the day thanks! I ruined a few pieces by crushing the cans in trying to twist them out. I tried lube, and drilling several pressure relief holes to no effect, but some air from a keyboard duster popped it right out.

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Slim49

3 years ago

I can not open the Gray Zone info!!

Help!

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Dr.Bill

6 years ago on Introduction

I just got 2 aluminum Bud light bottles and I was wondering if I could stand on the die to roll the lip. I only have 240lbs. (109kg) to work with though. I really don't want to go buy a hydraulic jack or a shop press to do this.

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pferguson1

6 years ago on Introduction

I've made a hobby out of making these little stoves, and once I made one of these rolled aluminum stoves, I found it's by far my favorite. VERY sturdy and great flame.

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bscsscott

6 years ago on Introduction

I have used the scissors jack from my car in place of the hydraulic jack. Just be VERY careful to keep everything aligned and stable.

Nicely presented, Clear instructions, Pictures, Warnings, Tool and Material requirements, a demonstration video.... I'd say you covered everything. I've tried a few of the penny stoves made with thin aluminum cans and I prefer this design personally. Keep up the good work. +1 for this guy

Not sure why this got rejected for the Indestructables contest, I can stand on the thing and it won't crush and it's fireproof :) Oh well, hopefully there is a camping contest later this year I can submit it to.