VERSION 1: Worked well and was light (15lbs), but the small combustion chamber meant that when cooking a meal,
wood had to be fed in frequently to keep the flames going.
VERSION 2: Was lighter still (11lbs), with similar need to add wood regularly while cooking, but it met the portability requirements we wanted. We then decided to explore larger models that would allow a better cooking experience and adjust for portability from there.
VERSION 3: Had a comfortable cooking height as a standalone, and incorporated a removable bbq grill top into the design, but was too heavy (45lbs) and large to be easily portable. From here we searched for ways to have parts of the stove detachable so the next version could more easily be brought along on our outdoor adventures.
VERSION 4: 33lbs with detachable legs that nest inside the stove for easy transport. Heat condensing insert (for use
with pots and pans) and a removable BBQ grate, this version was so close to where we wanted it to be in terms of
portability, functionality and ease of use...
VERSION 5 (portable): BBQ grate slides on and off, so the legs and heat condensing insert stay in place when the
stove is being transported. Lighter than previous models (~27lbs) while retaining lifetime burn through durability. We
also added heat control in the form of a sliding damper for adjustable heat.
THE TITAN: Although we make less extreme stationary versions, the Titan represents the biggest rocket stove we've built to date. At roughly 300lbs, with a 28” square cooking surface (784 square inches!) it is a neighborhood favorite for gatherings.Not exactly easy to transport, but the 25” quad tires make it simple to relocate with enough muscle. There's no doubtyou'll be the barbecue envy of the neighborhood with a TITAN!