I try to see the open air of my shop as a “feature,” but in bad weather it sure doesn’t feel like it. So I took the opportunity of yesterday’s rain to make some tea and fire up my old prototype.
* Two notes about the video: 1. You don’t have to blow into it – I’m just fidgety. and 2. not blowing into it doesn’t really hurt performance.
Weight: 6-6.5 oz
Capacity: 20 oz
Dimensions: Kettle: 6.75″ x 3.75″; combined Kettle & Fire Bowl: 7″ x 4.25″
Time to boil 2 cups (when I’m paying attention and with dry twigs): 4.5 min
Fuel: Darn near anything. The drier, the better.
I plan on working up a complete “about” page once I have this first batch made so I can take average finished weights, etc.