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June's entry--Microlyte

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:51 pm
by Ridgerunner

The Microlyte is a hybrid of the famous Starlyte. It is smaller and lighter and holds a lttle less than 3/4 ounce of fuel. The cover insulation came from a furnace in Stumpjumper's garage and it came in a flat sheet, maybe 3/16" thick. The simmer ring works extremely well but you'll need pliers, a glove, or a stick to remove it as it gets hot. :oops: The burner will boil two cups of water in a little over eight minutes using 1/2 ounce of denatured alcohol, 63 degree water, and in Momma's 75 degree kitchen. ;) . The tin is the same thickness as the wedding favor tin and is 1 1/2" diameter, making it one of the smallest two cup boiler. :mrgreen: