Aug 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm #1306158
Introducing the "EsbitLyte" burner.
A new burner has been developed to meet the needs of those wanting to use solid fuels such as Esbit tablets.
In the video I use 2 four gram tablets to show that no gooey residue is left on the bottom of your pot and how little residue is left inside the burner.
A tight fitting cap/lid is provided for when the burner is stored.
A light weight, flexible sheet is provided for placement under the burner during wet or snow conditions. Has a highly reflective surface for radiant heat to be reflected to the burner and pot.
Rim of burner is reinforced to prevent distortion when stored.
Total weight of the 3 pieces is 15 grams.
A simmer can be achieved by partially covering air intake holes.
Place burner 2" from ground to pot bottom.
Cost is $13.50 + $4.00 Shipping and Handling ($10.00 shipping for International Orders)
This is an introductory offer for BPL viewers only. Store site page is visible only to viewers here at BPL.Aug 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm #2012097
@richardcullipLocale: San Diego County
Thanks for offering this Dan. I just ordered one. Looking forward to giving it a try.Aug 5, 2013 at 7:08 am #2012507
Richard, glad to be able to share a few of these.
Those of you purchasing "International Orders" 2 burners ship for the same price as one. An order from Finland came in for 2 burners is what made me think of it.
These burners work great in the Caldera Cones. They should work great with all windscreens.
The cap is a nice feature to have for storing the burner.
The price is low. Take advantage of it.Aug 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm #2012819
Dumb question: What would you use to throttle the air intake so you could simmer?Aug 6, 2013 at 11:09 am #2012951
rowan, you can use a double layered piece of aluminum foil shaped into a ring that is the outside diameter of the burner body. Air will continue to enter over the top of the container.
This photo shows 2 added rectangular hole/slots that indicate how the esbit is to be positioned in the burner. The esbit is positioned lengthwise in the direction of the slots.Aug 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm #2013369
My Buddy passed away today. I need some time off. Don't know when it will be opened again. I know you understand, thank you.
DanAug 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm #2013394
John DavisBPL Member
Sorry to hear of your loss.Aug 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm #2013724
Tony WongBPL Member
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Take care of yourself first…THIS stuff will always be here later.
-TonyAug 16, 2013 at 8:36 am #2015797
Thank you for the condolences. I think I'm ready now to get back on track. Your thoughts directed in my behalf have helped a lot. :-)
My store is now open and the sale of the EsbitLyte is now again on sale only to viewers of BPL.
Follow the link to zelphs-stoveworks:
My website http://www.bplite.com is down and should be up and running in a day or two. Making some good changes for the better:-)Aug 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm #2016143
Glad to know you're in better spirits now!
I haven't used Esbit before but I want to try it, so please forgive me if my questions are sort of dumb. I watched the video on your site, and see that the two 4-gram tabs occupy most of the space in the burner. If you wanted to boil a larger quantity of water (I usually boil .75 to 1 liter), I assume you would need about twice as much Esbit. Do you think your stove would still work with that?Aug 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm #2016189Aug 17, 2013 at 6:05 pm #2016205
James DeGraafBPL Member
@jdegraafLocale: Bay Area
Glad your back Dan,
Wow! That's a lot of esbit! I bet you could get neary 1.5L boiled with that, especially in the fire pot and caldera cone. BTW I've been playing with the one you sent me and its considerable less gink to clean off the pot after word. It's a nice little piece of kit.
Dan could you make one of these with pot supports?
JamesAug 18, 2013 at 5:40 am #2016280
Hi James,thanks, glad to be back.
I did a test of the 6 pcs in a burner with stainless steel pot support as shown in the attached photo. It burned well under a new Kmart grease pot(Stanco brand)I'll try to take a photo of the pot bottom today to show what it looks like after the test burn.
The pot support just sits inside the burner under tension of the support legs, not in holes like the StarLyte stove. The rim of the esbitlyte has a hardened spring steel support ring that prevents holes from being drilled. The photo is of a burner without support ring and has holes.Aug 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm #2016407Aug 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm #2016488
Thanks for trying it out with the extra Esbit tabs, that was very kind of you. I just ordered one, looking forward to trying it out.Aug 19, 2013 at 5:59 am #2016524
You're welcome. Thank you for your purchase. I'll ship it out today.
The burner might work better with 6 under a cone. I'll have to try it under my Stainless steel "fire Pot" it can hold close to 4 cups(poor mans liter):-)))Aug 22, 2013 at 9:58 pm #2017829
It arrived today! It's so cute. (Am I allowed to call a backpacking stove cute?) And it included 4 measuring cups for alcohol as a bonus. Now I just have to order a Caldera Cone to pair it up with.Aug 23, 2013 at 4:51 am #2017862
Yes, sure, we can call it cute:-) What pot are you using?
Next week I'll have 6 Ti cones paired up with 3-1/2 cup lightweight stainless steel pots. The kit will include everything you'll need for burning alcohol, esbit and wood.
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