# Will an alcohol stove boil water?

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## How much alcohol does it take to boil water?

As others have indicated… it depends on conditions and the stove/windscreen design, and type of pot – wide short typically ~20% more efficient that tall narrow. My experience would suggest that you will need between 1-1.5oz/day (doing 2 . 8l boils) assuming a good windscreen and good stove to pot distance).

## How efficient is an alcohol stove?

Conversely, alcohol stoves are lucky to hit 50% and most hover around 40% (personal data) in ideal conditions and much less in the outdoors (~30%). The best alcohol system I’ve ever tested (1.3L wide pot + caldera cone + Starlyte stove) was 53% efficient indoors for a pint.

## How much alcohol is in an alcohol stove?

Alcohol stoves require about 1 oz of alcohol per meal.

## How much alcohol do you need to boil 2 cups of water?

It will indeed consume about 1 oz. of alcohol to boil 2 cups of water (of course depending on elevation, water and air temp, etc.). That 1 oz of alcohol will be used up in around 6 minutes.

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## How much gas does it take to boil 1 Litre of water?

To heat 1 liter of water by 1C requires 4.18kJ so you then multiply this by 70 (the temperature difference) and then by 150 (the total amount of water) which gives 43,890kJ. So at 100% efficiency you will need 0.9kg of gas.

## How long does it take to boil water with an alcohol stove?

Most white gas and canister stoves can boil a pint of water in under three minutes. Alcohol stoves generally take at least twice as long, about six to eight minutes in good conditions.

## What fuel does an alcohol stove use?

Alcohol stove fuel comes in two principal types: ethanol and methanol.

## Are Penny stoves reusable?

Unlike canister stoves, you can take only what you plan to use. At the end of an alcohol fueled trip, you are carrying only a few ounces of stove weight and a tiny, recycled, empty, reusable, container. In addition, the Penny will always work. Even if you loose it, you can make another – even on the trail.

## Is it safe to use an alcohol stove inside?

It did fine. Make sure you have adequate ventilation, as with any combustible inside. Also, since the alcohol flame is nearly invisible in bright light, be careful of spills before lighting the stove.

## Can I burn isopropyl alcohol?

Absolutely! The only off-gassing of isopropyl rubbing alcohol when burned is water vapor and carbon dioxide! So it is totally safe and tastes so great! Just like over a campfire!

## How do you make alcohol in an oven?

Place a penny on top of the fuel port and pour a few milliliters of alcohol on top of the penny. Pour a small amount of fuel in the rim of the metal lid; this serves to prime the stove. Light the fuel in the lid and on the penny, and carefully place the pot stand around the stove.

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