A Penny Stove is a very simple design that is made from 2 aluminum beverage cans. It burns alcohol and and has several holes drilled around the outside with a little larger hole in the center for filling. A Penny is used to cover the hole before lighting and remains on top of hole to help pressurize. The nice thing is the simplicity and availability of the fuel. It will burn on Iso-Heet ( the stuff you put in your cars gas tank in winter) or denatured alcohol. They are sometimes called a Soda Can Stove or Pop Can Stove. There are many variations and it is very popular with ultralight backpackers.
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My Penny Stove
Height is 1-3/8" (34.9mm)
16 Jet Holes
Holes are 1/16 " (1.6mm) Dia.
Filler hole under Penny is about 1/8"( 3.2mm)
Next one I make Jet holes will be a tick smaller then 1/16"(1.6mm)
and the height will be 1-1/4" (32mm). That is the fun thing about these stoves is the experimenting process for your own needs.
Penny Stove Can Options
(I used 2 Venom cans to make mine. Extremely durable.)
My Set Up
( I made marks with marker in 2 ounce increments.I use heet but you can also use denatured alcohol.)
More coming soon....
will be taking pictures of construction process of next stove to post here.
My Penny Stove in action
I use 1/4" square hardware cloth for potstand.
2-1/2" (64mm) tall.
3-1/2" (90mm) in diameter.
A small thin tray under stove for priming. Outside you will need some type of windscreen.