Jun 22, 2008 at 5:08 pm #1229754
Go to the sporting goods store and buy some collapsible 12 ounce can cozy's … as light and thin as you can find.
Then pick up a P38 world war II type mini can opener.
On your way home stop and pick up a six pack of Hieniken cans (they have the distinctive barrel shape).
Go home, get comfortable, and have a Hienie …. while you're enjoying your second Hienie, take the P38 can openner and carefully cut the top out of the first can leaving the rim of the can intact. Rinse out the can with soap and water and dry.
Make sure there are no sharp edges then slip the can into one of the cozy's you bought in step one.
You now have a very sturdy (the barrel shape is very sturdy) 12 ounce insulated coffee mug/cup that weighs less than one ounce. (mine weighs 0.9 ounces).
You can make a second one, but I would suggest that you stop there and save the empties to work on tommorow.Jun 22, 2008 at 5:31 pm #1439570
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Mark you're on a roll lately! Another useful idea.
Not to hijack your thread, but the 12oz Heine makes a great pot for those need no more than 12oz water at a time.
ToddJun 22, 2008 at 7:20 pm #1439588
I was just thinking that myself ….
Just add a Cozy and you have a pot cozy, an insulated mug, and a cook pot. My cozy weighs in at 0.3 ounces. The Hienie can with the top ring still attached is 0.6 ounces.
But I like leaving the reinforcement ring on the can using the P38 can opener a lot better than side cutting it.Jun 22, 2008 at 11:35 pm #1439607
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Now try drinking fresh near-boiling coffee from the highly conductive metal edge …Jun 23, 2008 at 12:06 am #1439610
If I were to try drinking NEAR-BOILING coffee, the temperature of the metal edge would be of very little concern to me!!Jun 23, 2008 at 7:16 am #1439630
wow Mark. I had been interested in trapper's mug but this is cool idea. Although I am not sure I will be able to find that cozy here. What is cozy made of? neoprene?Jun 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm #1439669
They give these cozy's away free at sporting events, cell phone companies, etc. as advertising gimmicks.
It's a cheap grade of neoprene with printing on it.Jun 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm #1439672
@dangLocale: Pacific Northwet
I've made pot cozys from Gossamer Gear thinlite (1/8 inch) closed cell foam. They work very well.Jun 23, 2008 at 5:38 pm #1439716
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Somewhere I've seen silicone lips that fit on cans. Can't remember where.Jun 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm #1439722
One source for a silicone lip guard that'll fit on a beer can (Foster's, but maybe others also) appears to be Ultralight Outfitters. Scroll to the bottom of the page at the following link for info (2.95 each):
Also, except for Texas Aggies, one source that might be checked for a light foam cozy is at the following link:
JRSJun 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm #1439733
I'm thinking that a bead of silnet silicone seam sealer on one spot on the rim will suffice …. or perhaps a bead all the way around.
I don't like my coffee warm, not hot … so it's not an issue for me.
one other way to solve this puzzle would be to cut off a 20 ounce plastic bottle and stuff it into the cozy …..Jun 23, 2008 at 7:44 pm #1439743
I may be wrong but I think that mug wouldnt be any warmer then the liquid in it. The rim may be even slightly cooler since the uninsulated thin metal will loose heat easily to cooler surrounding air.Jun 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm #1439758
minibulldesign.com has lip guards for a heiniken keg cans.Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09 pm #1440203
I've been using an 8 oz. soft-drink can with a cut-to-size version of the cozy. It fits nicely inside my 24 oz. beer-can pot leaving room for a small stove of choice. Both of my cans are side-cut.
The hot liquid and conductive-metal lip is a bit of an issue. You have to be careful with the temperature of the liquid.Jun 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm #1440860
@dufus934Locale: North Texas
These lip guards are just the braclets like the yellow 'livestrong' bands. Just streach them over the lip of the can. They work very well and stay in place.Jun 30, 2008 at 2:48 pm #1440872
I made one of these myself over the weekend. Using a Dremel and cut off and sanding wheel I cut the inside top off and sanded it smooth. I then wrapped it with reflectix house insulation. The whole package weights 0.8 ounces. I poured some hot coffee in the can and burned my lip! I tried to fit a "livestrong" bracelet around the rim and discovered the top of the can is too small so the bracelet will not stay on. I'll have to try and affix some silicone to one-quarter of the rim. Fun and easy project.Jun 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm #1440881
@rglessLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
For quick overnights I've started using the cheap disposable foam cups you see around the office coffee maker. They are a bit on the fragile side, but if you pack them carefully in your cookpot, they last pretty well.Jun 30, 2008 at 4:52 pm #1440892
@atomickLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Can you boil water with those silicone bands on the lip of a mug/can? I just managed to fit one over my FireLite SUL 550 Ti mug, which will be perfect…but getting it on is a real bear, and will be impossible if the mug is already hot. Any idea if it would melt? Tinny's site doesn't address this specifically…Jun 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm #1440913
te – waParticipant
depends on the stove really. how much flame licks up the sides of that pot?
btw, I have one of the bands and wont use it. Its an Avent feeding reminder and fits the lg. Heiny pot well. Want it?Jun 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm #1440914
You can cut down the can to the same height as the cozy for a real simple fix …. then only the cozy touches your lip.Jul 1, 2008 at 9:52 am #1441017
@dufus934Locale: North Texas
I've never had one melt, but the cup you've got it on might put it closer to the heat source than my bear can pot does.Jul 1, 2008 at 10:23 am #1441024
Mark – the only issue with having the insulation level with the top of the can is that the liquid may run down between the can and insulation while drinking creating a mess (depending upon the contents). Perhaps I'm just a messy drinker?!?
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