zelph wrote: Try bending the holes like oops did on one of his stoves, made the jets go upwards more than out.
there's already a fire in the middle of the burner. i was thinking to spread the flame over the bottom of the pot (like the T does).
Oops' side burner is a different type of stove, not really a good basis for comparison.
i'm still leaning towards blaming the big fat wick. i have some lighter stuff to try on the second burner.
a couple drops of fuel in the 'primer ring' makes it bloom like yesterday!