Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol

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Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol

Postby Jim Wood » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:57 am


Email from Rocky, 11-20-10:

Jim,

Another widely distributed brand of high-ethanol-content denatured alcohol is "Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol", from the same people that make S-L-X. The "Green" part is important. "Made from 95% Natural & Renewable Resources".

http://www.kleanstripgreen.com/

http://www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=97&prodid=201

MSDS states the Ethanol Concentration at 90.0 - 100.0% (somehow I doubt the second number).

http://www.wmbarr.com/ProductFiles/KSG% ... lcohol.pdf

$7.49/quart at my local Orchard Supply Hardware.

Be sure to get the Green labeled cans.

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Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol

Postby Jim Wood » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:58 am


Rocky -

Thanks very much for the heads up. I was not aware of this product and look forward to trying it. Not only should it be less toxic than their standard version (much lower methanol %), but should also burn hotter because of the higher ethanol content. I also don't see water listed as an ingredient in the MSDS (as in some other high-ethanol denatured alcohols I tried in the past), so it should burn cleanly.

I'll update the Super Cat article for this product once I've had a chance to experiment with it.

Thanks again...

Best regards,
Jim Wood.

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Klean strip green alcohol testing

Postby Blue52 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:17 pm

Hello , Great little stove. I have just started experimenting with the super cat stove. I modified the port/jet set up while using the new Klean strip green alcohol. Pretty good results. Outside air temps from 40 to 70 degrees getting some sub 5min- 5:30 boil times using imusa aluminum 0.7qt pot with 2 cups of water. Starting with water temperature that's the same as the ambient air temperature.

Indoors at ambient air temps around 69 -70 with water temps around 60degrees it will boil 2 cups under 4min @ 3:45 including prime, of course the totally still air helps... Total burn time of 6:45.

Modified port Super cat out door test 2, 45 degree ambient air temp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEfUqDvt3wE

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Thanks for your feedback...

Postby Jim Wood » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:26 am


Todd - Thanks for your feedback and very nice video...

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Klean Strip Green denatured alcohol

Postby Blue52 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:25 pm

Hello Jim,

I have been experimenting with the super cat stove design for about a week now. First with Heet the I switched to The klean strip green denatured alcohol . First batch seemed okay But My second batch I bought was dirty burning and really smelly. It put black soot all over everything. Went back to Heet. I'm going to try and find air brake anti freeze locally and give it ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO3_ZAzTSjQ

Would like to share what I have come up with so far in experimenting with the Super Cat Stove. I call it the Super Cat After Burner, that's what the flame and heated screen looks like to me, a Jet After Burner. Still needs more testing before I post the video boil times getting some strange times. Sub 3min - 14 min. So far 1 oz heet 4 min. on average with the three stack at sea level with ambient air temps or 45 degrees Fahrenheit . No wind screen needed hopefully and stackable for different burn characteristics. Would like to try this at moderate altitude 4-5,000 feet -40F degrees.

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Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol testing

Postby Blue52 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:14 pm

Sorry for the double post . In regards to AfterBurner on youtube. Had an issue with music copy right and ads. Don't know why ads are showing up on my video. I didn't sign up for them . So tried to repost but with same out come.

Here's the new link to same video, if interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYsBNr33TEQ

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Re: Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol

Postby YonderWander » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16 pm

First batch seemed okay But My second batch I bought was dirty burning and really smelly. It put black soot all over everything. Went back to Heet. I'm going to try and find air brake anti freeze locally and give it ago.


I'm new to alcohol stoves, and have only tried home made. I discovered the Backpacking Chef and bought his book and followed his instructions for making a tea light stove. I ordered some fancy aluminum windscreen material from Traildesigns.com. Problem is, I always got tons of soot when I used the tea light stove. I contacted Chef Glen (the Backpacking Chef) and he wasn't sure why this would be happening. I used my tomato paste + fancy feast wicking stove for the first time two days ago and got ZERO soot. I was elated as the soot issue was shaping up to be pretty much a deal breaker, causing me to use my homemade alcohol stoves in case of emergency only. I have only ever used one type of denatured alcohol, as I am still working through my first container of it. I use Klean Strip Green. I had a thought that maybe my tea light was oxygen deprived. My first test of the tom. paste can + 3oz tin I left the windscreen open to allow more oxygen. Maybe this is why I didn't get soot. Anyway, I built a kitescreen out of a trash bag and as soon as it's not so rainy in Dallas, I'm going to try the tea light with the oxygen-rich environment that the kitescreen allows. I will post an update if I can. I hope this gives some insight into the soot issue you had. Cheers.
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Re: Klean Strip Green Denatured Alcohol

Postby YonderWander » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:31 am

So, I tried my tea light alcohol stove with the Kitescreen, and still had soot, but need to do further tests to figure out why. I am maybe more interested than most in the soot issue, but I think it just shows how if we are passionate about something we want to delve into every detail forever.
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