- Jan 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm #3511864
Hey doods and doodettes,
I have a starlyte stove that maybe with a couple weeks left on the AT one of the arms of the little pot holder on top fell off. Still useable without. I stuffed it in a drawer during the PCT last summer but when I took it out recently on a section hike I noticed that now flames are shooting out the hole where the arm was, and also the sides. Not good.
I wrote Zelph about buying a new one but they said it’s discontinued. Wondering if anyone has one to sell? I am not good at DIY soddering and I’ve since lost the arm piece. I really really love this stove.Jan 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm #3511876
Don BurtonBPL Member
@surfcam310Locale: City of Angels
i have a brand new starlyte stove. It’s not the one with the built in pot holder but I can make you one (for free) out some wire mesh. It would fit in your pot. Like the one on this page. http://zenstoves.net/PotStands-CanPots.htm
Scroll down until you see the first pic of the Heineken set up.
Also, if you have a 900ml pot I have a caldera come I made. It weighed 1.5 oz.
PM if you’re interested
-Don not Dawn ;-)Jan 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm #3511878
I really just want the original pot setup with the wire top pot stand, thanks anyway tho. Not interested in a caldera cone either, I have a wind screen I made out of foil that weighs .3 oz that I don’t even use half the time.Jan 11, 2018 at 7:59 pm #3511879
This one:Jan 12, 2018 at 5:11 pm #3512044
Dawn, my daughter came across some used ones in my garage. Give me an email address and I will have her contact you.
DanJan 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm #3512046
Never mind, found it :-)
DanJan 12, 2018 at 10:46 pm #3512094
The Starlyte is a nice stove. I prefer to have a separate pot stand though, so I can do some simmering and/or dry baking if needed. For that, I just have a couple of ceramic felt disks with different diameter openings (so I can dial in the amount of heat the stove puts out). The ceramic disc also helps with thermal feedback which prevents the stove to overheating and going wild when dry baking. Ceramic felt seems a bit more flame/heat resistant than carbon felt which I initially used.
Here a egg muffing I made this morning with the starlyte, a evernew 0.9 pot and a fat daddio (as baking dish) as I’m experimenting with dry baking with alcohol stoves.Jan 12, 2018 at 11:52 pm #3512108
Already bought one thanks! I am not ever using the stove for anything except boiling, as I’m usually hiking right up until dark (or after). I only spend time in “camp” to sleep and eat breakfast quickly.Jan 13, 2018 at 12:54 am #3512115
Dawn, I’m glad you found what you were looking for. I haven’t seen them in person, but I would imagine the starlytes with the built in pot stand would work great (very lightweight) for boiling water only.
I’ll post more details about my baking set up on a different thread more relevant to Dry Baking for those that may be interested. I did get a PM from somebody asking for more details. I’m going away for the long weekend, so I’ll do that when I get back. CheersJan 13, 2018 at 2:28 am #3512125
I’d be interested to know more about dry baking. That egg muffin looks delicious.Jan 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm #3512183
Ceramic felt seems a bit more flame/heat resistant than carbon felt which I initially used.
I’m glad you said that. I have said time and time again that carbon felt does not make for good stove building due to the felt not holding up to heat from direct flame.
I have experimented with ceramic products but found them to be brittle. Not something I would want to pass along/sell to others but would certainly use it for my own personal use.Jan 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm #3512770
Thanks Matthew, I’ll post about my egg muffing baking set up in a different post (more relevant to dry baking) later.
Dan. I have not experimented long enough with Ceramic Felt to make a conclusive opinion, but based on the specs of the stuff I’m using Ceramic Felt is rated at 2300F vs Carbon Felt 1800F. So Ceramic Felt a bit more heat resistant, still both are below the rating needed to widthstand prolonged direct contact with alcohol stove flame (3400F?). Also there are probably lots of variants of these materials out there, the ceramic felt I’m using is about 1/8″ thick and much denser than the carbon felt I have. In my limited experience, I would not call it “brittle”, but that opinion may change with more use. Again I will post more details of the stuff I’m using later when I post on a different thread about dry baking.
Dawn, sorry for hijacking your thread, at least I’m glad you found the stove you were looking for. ;-)Jan 16, 2018 at 8:23 pm #3512779
Dawn is a happy hiker
The ceramic stuff I used was similar in description, held up well to heat but failed on repeated handling and also had an odor in the initial testing when exposed to heat of the flames.
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