There are many types of fuel available to choose from for Alcohol stoves, Ethanol, Methanol, and Isopropyl alcohol. With so many choices fuel can be found all over the world no matter where you are. For that reason Alcohol stoves are a popular choice for ultralight backpackers. The recommended fuel for all BATCHSTOVEZ is Denatured Alcohol.

 Fuel Information

 FUEL TYPES

 High Ethanol Denatured Alcohol 

The Green choice Made from 95% natural and renewable resources burns hotter At around 11,570 Btu/lb and will give you shorter boil times. However there is a drawback. I found that bloom times are longer the flame is orange/yellow and leaves a lot of carbon deposits. There is also an odor and, for me, not my top choice (too messy). Can be found at home centers in the paint section.

 Crown® Denatured Alcohol NEXT  Contains: 95-100% ETHANOL, 0 -10% ISOPROPANOL

 

Klean Strip® GREEN Denatured Alcohol  Contains: 95-100% Ethanol, 0 -10%Methanol


 Standard Denatured Alcohol is 50% Ethanol and 50% Methanol although the output is less than the Green choice at around 9,950 Btu/lb it is my clear favorite bloom times are shorter, it burns with a nice blue flame, its clean burning and low odor. Can be found at home centers in the paint section and Wal-mart. Great choice

 Denatured Alcohol 50% Ethanol

 Klean Strip® S-L-X Denatured Alcohol  Contains: 45-50% Ethanol, 45 -50%Methanol

 Crown® Denatured Alcohol Contains: 65-70% Ethanol, 20 -30% Methanol

 

HEET Gas line Antifreeze works great very clean burning, fast bloom times, and low odor. Can be found at gas stations, auto parts retailer, and Wal-mart. Methyl Alcohol 8,419 btu/lb

 High Methanol Alcohol 99% Methanol

 HEET® Gasline Antifreeze and Water Remover

 Contains: 99% Methanol

 

 Rubbing Alcohol Contains: 99% Isopropyl alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol  has the highest heat output at 12,960 BTU/lb but the drawback is it burns very dirty and coats the bottom of the pot with alot of carbon. The other choices are far better. 

 ISO HEET®  Contains: 99% Isopropyl alcohol

 Rubbing Alcohol  Contains: 99% Isopropyl alcohol

 

 

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