Thank you for your comments, suggestions and support
I just spent a week hiking a section of the PCT between Big Bear City and Tujunga Canyon. Instead of my trusty Snow Peak Gigapower, I put the Brasslite Micro in my Snow Peak Mini-Solo Titanium cookset.
My previous experience with alcohol stoves was very nearly disasterous. I made a “photon” stove as described and tried it out on my concrete patio. Apparently, I didn’t get the epoxy to seal quite right, and a jet of burning alcohol shot out at the wooden post supporting my wooden patio cover. If I hadn’t beed prepared with a bucket of water, I probably would have burned down the house.
So it was with some anxiety that, in spite of a successful patio test, I set out on the hike with my new Brasslite Micro. As per the instructions I made the refector and windscreen (and carried extra foil in case these fragile- looking items gave out. I also made a pot cozy, not following your guide, but copying one of the Anti-gravity Gear models that I saw at an REI.
In short, your stove gave amazingly flawless service for something this simple and lightweight. The craftsmanship is clearly that of a jeweler — elegant and visually flawless. I carried 20 oz. of fuel, and used a little over half of it in the six nights and seven days. That’s boiling a little over a quart of water each day.
I realize that you’ve just introduced the improved Turbo versions. If I can talk my wife into less luxurious backpacking, more like a thru-hike than a comfortable lake-side base-camp, I would certainly buy your Turbo II for that adventure.
I wish you continued success, and hope to see the continuous improvement in your products that I’m already seeing.