Apr 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm #1302401
Greetings! Well, we just returned from an extended trip and we were thrilled to see Hikin’ Jim post about dry baking with Bobcat Cooking System using the Epicurean Titanium Stove with Esbit.
We are glad to see people interested in dry baking. At FLAT CAT GEAR, we developed a particular dry baking technique and you can use this technique with equipment that you already own. Below is a link to a video on how to do this. The trick is being able to tune your stove to a steady 100 watt output. We developed this technique as a safe way to bake when using titanium pots.
Note that tuning a stove output can be tricky, particularly when using an alcohol stove. This is due to the thermal feedback from the pot and windscreen (Esbit is far less sensitive to this type of feedback). This is a good DIY project, however; if you are looking for a more turnkey system, we are offering Backpackinglight members 30% off the Epicurean Titanium or Epicurean Titanium UL15 stove through the month of May. Go to our website (www.flatcatgear.com), order your hardware and BEFORE making your payment, add the comment Backpackinglight30%. After your order is placed, I will send you the 30% refund.
If you want to see more videos on Dry Baking, here is a YouTube Dry Baking Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF7508AB243CEFC86May 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm #1983855
Epicurean Titanium on High
Epicurean Titanium on Low
Here is some additional information about our Epicurean Titanium Stove for solid fuels.
the Epicurean Titanium Stove
Weight – 14 grams
Size – 2 3/8” by 2 3/8” by 1 ¼ “ tall
Materials – Stove body grade 2 Titanium (handle, silicone), Baseplate Aluminum
Burn Times (Esbit) – ~14 minutes on high / 50 – 60 minutes in simmer/bake mode
General – In high mode, you can boil 2 cups of water in about 9 minute with a total burn time of ~14 minutes. This is enough to boil 3 cups of 70 F water.
The Epicurean Titanium UL15 Stove
Weight – 7 grams
Size – 2 3/8” by 2 3/8” by 1 ¼ “ tall
Materials – Stove body Grade 2 Titanium (handle, silicone), Baseplate Aluminum
The performance of the two stoves are nearly identical. The Epicurean Titanium UL15 Stove was designed to meet the needs of people who count every gram. The stove is in the middle of BETA testing as it is unknown if the weigh differential (7 grams savings) is significant.
The video link below descibes the difgferences between the two models.May 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm #1983927
I had the pleasure to use a stove of yours for a while on the AT. I liked the ease of setup of the windscreen, and the alcohol stove worked well. The stove was used by someone else before I used it, so I don't know all its history. I stopped using the stove when the windscreen developed a significant hole while I was cooking with the stove in a pretty good breeze. I think the aluminum just got too hot because the wind, even in the sheltered place I was in, blew the flame to the side too much for the screen to take. I would love to buy one of your screens made with titanium. Are you planning to make a titanium screen for your stoves? Thanks for making such a quality product with the well-thought-out details.
JimMay 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm #1983972
Titanium windscreens for the Bobcat System should be completed next week. Titanium windscreens for the Snow Leopard System will be completed in a few months. Send me a PM and we can discuss the aluminum windscreen. JonMay 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm #1987339
One of our customers recently purchased an Epicurean Titanium stove for use with his Caldera Cone (the stove needs to be elevated ~1/2"). After a few bakes, he started developing a recipe to take out on the trail. His goal is to teach his grandkids about the joys of backpacking and wanted something special to give them as a treat. If you follow the link below, it will take you to our website. On the left hand side, you will see a link that says Monkey Bread. Click on the link to download the recipe. Thank you Kenneth!
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