The Stormin Simmer Ring came about after a trip, when constant pot watching was required.
Making sure my re-hydrated meals did not catch on the pan bottom, constantly stirring until boiling, then transferring into a pot cosy and the compulsory wait until all is nicely softened. Something had to be simpler, so the experiment began.
The final results are 3 different hole diameters for various diameter pots.
These simmer rings have been field tested using my split cones pothuggers and stoves, ideal for rice, pasta, re-hydration and baking.
(Even stews and puddings if you have the time or inclination)
As with all alcohol stove cooking you will have to keep an eye on things, as food cooks and the liquid thickens, stirring is essential, one of the drawbacks of titanium cooking pots.
Also included with each simmer ring is a stainless steel clip, for placing and removing the simmer rings, no more burnt fingers!
These simmer rings are made exclusively to function with the Stormin Stove ,they have not been tested on other wick stoves.
Diameter is 48 mm overall.weight is +/- 1g.
Time tests were done in a controlled environment for experimental purposes, results in the field will vary depending on conditions.
After further tests, I found it easier to regulate the simmer by removing the pot after the initial boil, extinguish the stove, let it cool for a minute, then place the simmer ring and re-ignite, replace pot and simmer away.
Size 1 simmer ring for pots/mugs up to 100 ml. With 30 ml of fuel will continue to simmer 500 ml of water above 90°C for 1 hr inclusive of initial boil,before dropping below 90°C, continuing to burn for a further 5 minutes.
Size 2 simmer ring for pots/mugs between 100 mm-125 mm diameter. With 30ml of fuel will continue to simmer 500 ml. of water above 90°C for 50 mins inclusive of initial boil,before dropping below 90°C, continuing to burn for a further 5 minutes.
Size 3 simmer ring for pots/mugs between 125 mm-145 mm diameter. With 30 ml of fuel will continue to simmer 500 ml. of water above 90°C for 40 mins inclusive of initial boil,before dropping below 90°C, continuing to burn for a further 5 minutes.