• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Miles Flansburg
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Anne Miller
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mike Jay
  • Bill Crim
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

Cajun Rocket Pots  RSS feed

Posts: 28
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In a recent podcast Paul, Erica, and Ernie were recounting their latest experiences in competitive water boiling, pitting a rocket stove against a gas burner. At one point the possibility of reducing the heat that is dissipated around the sides of the pot was discussed, and the idea of came up of surrounding the pot with something that would keep the hot air in contact with it longer.

An alternative way to increase the efficiency of the heat transmission from stove to pot might be the "Cajun Rocket Pot" http://cajunrocketpot.com/. I remember hearing it advertised on the radio a couple of years ago. It's basically a normal pot with a bunch of metal dowels welded to the bottom to increase the surface area of the bottom of the pot. So it's kind of like a reverse radiator, increasing the transfer of heat into the pot, instead of dispersing it as a radiator is normally used.

It wouldn't really tip the scales on the rocket stove/gas burner competition, but it seems like it could be another trick to wresting additional efficiency from a rocket stove.
Posts: 4495
Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
bee books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thats cool Gordy, I have never seen one of those. That is what I love about permies. So many folks from all over showing me things I never would have seen on my own. Thanks.
Amateurs built google. Professionals built the titanic. We can't find the guy that built this tiny ad:
50% off Grafting Knife
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!