Trangia DuoSSAL

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  1. RonPH

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    I received my first Trangia in the mail four days ago. I did not even know what model it was since the seller did not also know. All I asked was if there where any dents on any of the parts and she said there were not dents and since the price was right, I offered to buy it and she obliged to mail it to me as she was in Los Angeles. Upon arrival I was surprised that it was a DuoSSAL model with some browned soot at the bottom (dont know if she used denatured alcohol) and some hardened food remnants that with the help of hot water, soap, non-marring scouring pad, and some cleanser cleaned it up nicely.

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    Since everyone was talking about the Trangia, I just had to do the tea test which passed with flying colors - 2 measuring cups in 6 minutes :thumbup: Before I did that, reading on the threads, I got a T-pin and made sure the holes were all even on the burner. Noticeably, this burner is much lighter than the military SVEA alcohol burner (don't know if that is good or bad unless you are concious of the weight of your backpack). OK so its aluminum bottoms and stainless inside for easy cleaning. Cooking was a different story as I could not fry an egg without (the egg) sticking on to the pan. I wonder if there are any tips on how it would not stick to the pan? Noticeably, it was still lighter than the MSR 2 pot Alpine cookset I have. The burner does its job but I did compare it to my military burner and seems to have some yellow flamed tips intermitently (might be the previous fuel used). In all I am happy with my Trangia :D/

    Ron
     
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    A little dribble of fuel in the depression around the jets .. That gets things up to temperature & cooking a little faster .
    Best not to use the simmer ring until the burner has warmed up. Duossal MMMMM
    Nick
     
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    The standard Trangia burner, and the larger military burners all seem to vary in their performance.

    I've got several of each, and I think only one of them burns with a clear blue flame. the rest have varyinng degrees of yellow.

    I guess it's the size of the jet holes, can't see what else there is to go wrong.

    Strangely home made pop can stoves, with holes made with any thing sharp that comes to hand, seem to burn well.

    It's a mystery, I might take some pics to show mine, at least you'll know you're not alone with the yellow flame.
     
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    Ron
    a trick i learnt years ago as a kp is to fill the frying pan a good few mm with salt then heat the sh*t out of it giving it a good swirl around as you heat it up
    then hoof the salt out when it's cooled down and the salt will normally seal it so it's semi non stick you should be able to fry eggs then
    but the first time you fry onions it will start to stick again
    we used to do the egg pans for the chef every so often and he'd only use that pan for eggs
     
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    ron - beautiful set... my solution to sticking eggs is careful heat and LOTS of butter!

    :-)
     
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  6. hikin_jim

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    Ron,

    Nice looking set there. Looks like a good score. Duo SS AL -- very nice. So is it a 25 or a 27? It looks like the smaller 27. If the pots are both approximately the same size (about one liter), then it should be a 27.

    Bill, interesting trick the salt. I'll have to try that.

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    Hi Ron,
    I just got my 27 out to compare size, and when I put my burner, simmer ring and pot holder in my fry pan, I don't have nearly as much room left over as yours appears to. It measures about 7 1/8" ID. In any event, nice rig there. My Trangia burners all burn a bit yellow. My Svea military burner, on the other hand, burns very well. I kinda want to cut out the Trangia wind screen to fit it, but just can't bring myself to butcher it up that way. I'm with HJ and Nick - DOUSSAL - VERY cool!

    From Tony
     
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    Very nice score Ron! Cooking on stainless can be challenging. I would certainly try Bill's salt suggestion. If that doesn't help, then it's lot's of butter or a little OLIVE OIL.
    You mentioned your Alpine MSR set. I picked up the MSR large pot with lid at a thrift yesterday for 3 bucks. Still had the paper label and original price tag of 13 bucks and change. Looked like they bought it, used it once BURNED the food in it and never cleaned it! I'll post a pic of that and the other little score I found in a bit.
    Best,
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  9. Doc Mark

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    Hi, Ron,

    Wonderful Trangia you got there, my Friend!! Well done! I believe the Duossal cooksets are the best that Trangia offered, and that the Sigg equivelent, Inoxal, is also fantastic. Our favorite, by far!! One thing that you might try, when cooking eggs, is to cut the heat from the Trangia burner, by closing down the simmering ring, and going a bit slower in the frying department. Works for me, anyway. I think that, once you get used to using this stuff, and it gets used to you, you will love it. If not, then you know where you can send it, right?!! ;) 8) :lol: :lol: Congrats on a fine Trangia, Ron!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
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    HJ said
    Jim, honestly I dont know unless it is stamped somewhere in the cookset, please point me to the right direction. Yes, the two pots are almost identical in size though one fits into the other. Have tried looking at the plastic but nothing there says 25 or 27.

    Bill, will try the salt trick, nothing to lose there.

    Doc, highly unlikely :mrgreen: that I will want to part with this lovely set but then again at least I know someone who would adopt it - jest in case [-o<

    Thanks all

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    Ron,

    If the two pots are about the same size, then it's a 27. The larger 25 has two different sized pots. I don't believe the model number is anywhere to be found on the stove or pots.

    HJ
     
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    HJ, thanks for the info. Funny, I would have thought they would go with the number sizes like the 27 should be larger than the 25 since its 2 digits more :mrgreen: Anyway, I will use it to heat up canned beans, ravioli etc. I just had to try frying with it but I have to try the suggestion of Bill without scorching the damn frying pot (I like it nice and shiny - no black soot). I will use the MSR Alpine fry pan for that since its of thicker gauge (if ever I do decide to fry egg)

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    I'm with you there. It screws me up all the time. In my recent post about my Trangia 27 , I listed it as a 25 not once but twice. :doh:

    You can buy a non-stick Trangia 27 lid if you intend to make eggs when you're out camping.

    HJ
     
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    HJ, might do that. If you find some good prices on the lids, do let me know.

    Funny same thing with fishing hooks (the small ones) the larger the number gets, the smaller the hook size.

    Ron
     
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    The one I sent you is the lowest I found, but I've not dealt with that company, and I also don't know how much their shipping is.

    HJ
     
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    Will have a look. Did you order one of those as you mentioned you were looking for a lid?

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    Hmm.
    I was also thinking about the system behind the numbering of the Trangias..

    A logical mind woulf assume that a larger number
    should go with a larger stove..

    But maybe the guys that made the Trangia was hunters?? :-k

    Look at a shotgun.. The higher the number (caliber), the smaller cartridge..

    (caliber 12 is the diameter of a bullet made of 1/12 of a pund of lead. Caliber 16 is 16 bullets, etc..)

    Maybe if You took the "trangia-ingot" of aluminium, You could make 25 stoves out of it??
    And if You made the stove a little smaller You could get 27 stoves?

    I´m waiting for the Trangia 48.. :p :p
     
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    HJ, it took you 10 mins to boil 500ml on the trangia? It took me 6mins for 2measuring cups! Wonder if its got anything to do with the SSAL setup. I will try it again later and see if I get the same results. Of course my mileage may vary.

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    Morning, Guys,

    Wire size is the same: larger number + smaller wire; smaller number + larger wire. 8 gauge wire is huge, compared to 22 guage, for example. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    A CCS brother has a regular 27 lid he can spare. I'm going to try that lid and see what I think before investing any more in Trangias.

    I doubt it has anything to do with the pot's metal. I suspect it was just a "break in" issue with my brand new burner. I rodded out the jets on the burner per Doc's advice, and I've gotten boil times since then in the six minute range. Six minutes for 500ml is quite reasonable for an alcohol stove.

    HJ
     
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