Unique Vesta stove with brass tank

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  1. burny pyromaniac Netherlands

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    Unique as it has a brass tank instead of the usual steel one
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    and also unique in not having the Vesta brand stamped on the lid IMG_4309.JPG

    and for having a non-round preheat cup
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    but (I am happy to report) not unique in performance:

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    Very nice!

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    Hi all, now for e few extra pictures of this stove, its tank having been polished and now bright and shiny 20190517_212838.jpg 20190530_171410.jpg 20190530_171418.jpg 20190530_171723.jpg
    the last picture as a comparison to the underside of a normal Vesta stove
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:
     
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    I have some new flameshots of this stove! 8076216C-79E7-4CDD-A5C1-7A6D265B03C2.jpeg 50293D39-3D89-482F-9E63-53BB5A3E7FBA.jpeg E8EB77A5-A068-48B2-B262-65427F5BD8A0.jpeg EA01FC89-BC15-4AC8-ABD0-3492ABF7EAC9.jpeg
     
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    That’s looking good. :thumbup:


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    I'm a huge fan of Vesta stoves. I think I've got 6 or 7 of them. However this is the first I've seen with a brass tank. Thanks for sharing. It gives me something else to look for.

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    Very nice - newer seen one like that before. I really like mine. A bit on the heavy side, but I like that everything is right there - no key or pot supports dangling around - open, preheat and go.
     
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    And the case contains any spilled fuel or alcohol allowing it to be burned off without starting the surroundings on fire. Oh yea, and self pressurizing so no pumping required.

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    And also if you want to service the wick - takes a few minutes and youre’ good. A bit on the slow side to start up giving the thickness of the tank - but great when up and running. Good simmer as well.
     
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    The downside is that the pressure in the tank increases over time which increases the heat output. That's fine for boiling water but you have to constantly throttle it back when simmering rice.

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  12. burny pyromaniac Netherlands

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    Hi, I have found that this brass version of the stove doesn’t qualify for being ‘lightweight’, like it’s sibling with steel tank. The brass is quite thick, especially when compared to more common stoves like the Optimus 8r. It doesn’t have any heat protection for the tank, just like the steel version. It also takes quite a while to burn enthousiastically after being preheated and lighted. In this it isn’t that different from the steel tank ones and I can understand a decision to swap the tank for a steel one for it being cheaper to manufacture while offering comparable resulta. Greetings, Tonio