Bud-Lite Alcohol Stove Giveaway!

I’ve had several inquiries lately about my Bud-Lite alcohol stoves, so it must be time to start giving more of them away! This is my alcohol stove of choice for multi-day backpacking trips and day hikes. It’s reliable, efficient, almost indestructible, and super light weight (0.875oz).

Cook System Picture

I make these stoves myself using a one-ton arbor press that I have in my garage. It’s my version of the well known Minibull BIOS stove – and as always, full credit goes to Tinny at MiniBullDesign for coming up with the original design. They’re made from aluminum beer bottles and created from a single piece by inverting the walls.

It needs just 2oz of fuel and a flame to work every time and I can boil two cups of cold water on it in under 5 minutes.  These stoves are consistently primed and plumed in 15-20 seconds. Here is a short video of me using one.

I’d like to keep these giveaways really easy from now on. So there are no lengthy gear lists to provide or complicated eligibility requirements. This will be a completely random drawing using Random.org, except that you now have the ability to earn multiple ‘entries’.  Here are the basic rules for the giveaway:

  • One Entry: Submit a comment below on this blog post – that’s it!  No gear lists to provide, or reasons why you deserve to win. Only comments on this post count (in other words, comments that you left on my blog a few years back don’t count)
  • Two Entries: There are three different opportunities to double on entries.  In addition to posting a comment below, just can put a link on your blog (if you have one) to this giveaway post.  Or the second option is adding your Twitter account as a follower of Brian’s Backpacking Blog and re-tweeting the original contest giveaway announcement.  By simply spreading the word, you get an extra entry.  (Note: If you’re already a follower of my tweets, simply re-tweet and you’ll get credit).  The final/third option for non-Twitter/Blog folks is to Share the giveaway post on Facebook instead. Everyone has a Facebook account, right?  There’s even a link below this post to let you share it on Facebook.
  • Three Entries: This is easy – just do all three of the above!  Twitter (or Facebook), Blog/site, and Comment.  The maximum I’ll allow is three entries per person :-)

That’s it. Let me know how many entries you have in the comments below. The giveaway will be open until midnight on January 31st. Good luck to everyone!

Gear Links: Eastern Mountain Sports | REI | CampSaver | Patagonia | Altrec

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  • Cool stove & a great give away. The YouTube video is excellent :)

  • Great looking stove.

  • I need to make some more up to date videos, but glad you like the one that’s there.

  • I’ve used Pop can stove and super cat stove, been wanting to try one of these for a while
    ~Wakis85

  • Anonymous

    I too make these in my garage. Would like to have one of yours to compare. gtosam

  • I’m a huge fan of Tinny’s but never purchased the BIOS style stoves. Would love to try it. I also put this on twitter and FB.

    -Stephen

  • Put me in for 3 entries – following on Twitter, retweet contest, and a comment.

    Been using a SuperCat which I made. Don’t think I have the skills for a Bud stove, so I sure would like to win one and lite one up. Have you tried thise with a “Heine pot”?

  • I like the stove design and flame pattern, thanks for the giveaways.

  • Hey Brian. I will put a posting on my facebook page and my blog–http://lifeshike.blogspot.com.

    Thanks!

  • Janet Wolff

    Love the stove! Super simple and will be easy to take on short or long hikes! Hope I’m chosen! :-)

  • Jim

    Cool Stove. You should post a how-to showing how you do the inversion!

  • Anonymous

    hope i win! i must’ve missed on on the Kupilka give away!!!

  • Nice stove you got there. I would be happy to check one out. Score two for me.

  • Jim, there’s nothing unique about the way I make them, in fact it’s the same way (more or less) that Tinny makes them and he already has a great series of YouTube videos explaining the process. I’d be duplicating his videos and possible not even doing them justice. Check his out for a great insight into his manufacturing process.

  • “Anonymous”, you haven’t missed out on the Kupilka giveaway, it’s delayed while I am waiting for my orders to arrive from Finland. Long story short, I placed an orders for 3 cups back in early November but it never arrived. Kupilka sent a second order but it too never arrived. A third order (using registered/trackable mail) is on it’s way. There have been mail strikes and other delays that could be the cause, but whatever the reason it’s just delayed the giveaway.

    As soon as the cups arrive I’ll get a blog review done and a giveaway post ready. If the earlier shipments show up, which they still might, I’ll probably run a few more giveaways using them too – Kupilka has said I can keep the extras if they do arrive :-) Just watch this space for a chance to win.

  • Nice contest! I currently use a canister stove and have always wanted to try an alcohol stove. Anything to shave off some weight…

  • Great to see you giving these away again. I love how light weight this stove is and Bud Light is my favorite beer to boot !!

  • Brian,

    always watching! thanks for the update!!!

  • facebooked it for 2nd entry.

  • I’ll take one off your hands :)

  • Sweet – Hoping to snag one of these awesome little stoves!

  • I need another alcohol stove like I need a hole in the head but this looks like an awesome design and what kind of gear addict would I be if I didn’t enter? Count me in!

  • That’s the spirit Jason!

  • This looks very nice. I have used can stoves before, but unfortunately I don’t have an arbor press. Count me in.

  • MYOG at its finest. I shall be checking back here regularly. All the best.

  • Nice design. I’ve made alcohol stoves before, but this just seems like a really elegant solution… Nice!

  • Is the priming pan absolutely necessary or does it just make it bloom more rapidly?

    Hugh

  • How do you track the facebook shares?

  • Hugh, the primer pan is not necessary at all, but it will help the stove bloom a few more seconds faster. I used one for months without a pan and had no troubles. The primer pan also serves as a convenient fire shield, but if you are sensible and clear the ground first there shouldn’t be any issues.

    Tracking Facebook posts? There is no easy way that I know of. I’m working on an honor system here where if you say you have posted on FB, I’ll give you an extra entry. Hopefully no one will abuse that.

  • porchdog

    heres my chance to win! thanks

  • This looks very nice. I have used can stoves before, but unfortunately I don’t have an arbor press. Count me in.

  • Janet Wolff

    Love the stove! Super simple and will be easy to take on short or long hikes! Hope I’m chosen! :-)

  • Put me in for 3 entries – following on Twitter, retweet contest, and a comment.

    Been using a SuperCat which I made. Don’t think I have the skills for a Bud stove, so I sure would like to win one and lite one up. Have you tried thise with a “Heine pot”?

  • Anonymous

    hope i win! i must’ve missed on on the Kupilka give away!!!

  • i’ve been looking for a better stove than my popcan stove it works mind you but i would love to upgrade. i use to carry a butane stove but after reading about going lighter i leave it at home and just use my popcan stove. but your bottle stoves look way better.

    • Maybe if you ask nicely I’ll send you one :-)

  • i’ve been looking for a better stove than my popcan stove it works mind you but i would love to upgrade. i use to carry a butane stove but after reading about going lighter i leave it at home and just use my popcan stove. but your bottle stoves look way better.  

  • Maybe if you ask nicely I’ll send you one :-)

  • cgrreen

    Dope, reliable and its recycling which couldn’t be better.

  • MartyM

    Thanks for the opportunity…will also share on FB…so 2 entries please.
    -Marty