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WATCH: Chito Miranda pits his homemade alcohol stoves against factory-made one

/ 12:41 PM June 11, 2020
Chito Miranda

Chito Miranda pouring denatured alcohol into his alcohol stoves. Image: screengrab from Instagram/chitomirandajr

Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda, who admittedly had a lot of free time amid the quarantine, has picked up a new hobby with alcohol stoves.

Miranda’s “obsession” pushed him to make his own stoves and he is now treating fans with a head-to-head battle between his creations and a factory-made alcohol stove he got online.

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“Honestly, di ko din ma-gets yung current obsession ko sa mga alcohol camping stoves (Honestly, I also do not understand my current obsession with alcohol stoves) hahaha!” Miranda said on Instagram earlier today, June 11.

“Naghanap at gumawa kasi ako ng mga alternative ways upang makapag luto at makapag pakulo ng tubig nung nag-lockdown bigla (It is because I looked at and created some alternative ways to cook food or boil water when the lockdown was suddenly imposed),” he added.

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“I just wanted to make sure na prepared ako if ever mawalan kami ng gas for cooking, or even clean drinking water. So ayun… I became fascinated with it. Wala lang… nakakatuwa lang hehe!” the musician explained.

(I just wanted to make sure that I am prepared if we ever run out of gas for cooking, or even clean drinking water. So, I became fascinated with it. It is nothing, really, I just find it fun!)

“Anyway, napag-tripan ko lang subukan at testingin kung kaya ba makipagsabayan ng mga homemade alcohol stoves na ginawa ko, laban sa alcohol stove na gawang factory ma nabili ko online. Nagulat talaga ako sa resulta… as in sabi ko: Whaaat?! Nakakagulat!” Miranda added.

(Anyway, I just wanted to try out how homemade alcohol stoves will fare against a factory-made one I bought online. I was shocked by the results… as in, I said: Whaaat?! Shocking!)

Miranda’s “home team” consisted of three types of alcohol stoves: the first one has a small fuel port and burner holes; the second one has a small fuel port hole with large burner holes; and the third one had large fuel port and burner holes.

The rock and roll star’s post came with photos of the stoves, complete with description, and a video of the battle for which stove’s fire will burn the longest. Each alcohol stove was filled with 60 milliliters of denatured alcohol.

Among Miranda’s creations, the first one that had small fuel port and burner holes lasted the longest with 19 minutes and 22 seconds; followed by the one with a small fuel port hole with large burner holes with 17 minutes and 35 seconds; while the third one with large fuel port and burner holes went out the earliest with 9 minutes and 36 seconds.

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The factory-made alcohol stove ultimately won the contest with 25 minutes and 2 seconds, winning by just over 5 minutes against Miranda’s best bet.

“Pasensya na… ang dami kong [free time] (Forgive me, I have lots of free time),” Miranda quipped.

The singer also taught fans how to make their own alcohol stoves out of old soda cans on May 22, through a YouTube video.

He demonstrated the stove’s effectiveness by using one to cook instant Japanese ramen. JB

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