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Alcohol as a fuel for cooking By: Brandon Graham
Introduction Over the millennia, people have used different fuels for cooking. The first were solids such as wood and coal. As technology has advanced, fuel usage has migrated to liquids and gases such as: oil, petroleum, alcohol, propane and natural gas. My focus will be on alcohol because of its simplicity and elegance.
Properties of alcohol Clean Safe Sterile Simple Easy to find Easy to control
Combustion of alcohol C n H 2n+1 OH + O 2 CO 2 + H 2 O C n H 2n+1 OH(the generic formula for alcohol) Ethanol: CH 3 CH 2 OH or C 2 H 5 OH Methanol: CH 3 OH Isopropyl: CH 3 CH 2 OHCH 3 or C 3 H 7 OH
Priming pan Used to jump start pressurized stoves Can double as a open vent stove
Bananas Foster 3-5 Bananas1 stick butter1 cup Light Brown sugar ½ tsp cinnamon½ cup banana liqueur1 tsp. Vanilla ½-3/4 cup Dark Rum Slice bananas into desired size. Melt butter in skillet, add brown sugar and cinnamon, and cook over low heat, stirring until thick paste. Add vanilla and Liqueur and stir well. Cook ~3 mins. Add banana and cook over low heat, basting well with the sugar mixture. Cook ~5 mins. Heat rum in metal cup over very low heat. Pour into mixture and ignite. Stir well until flame is completely gone. Remove from heat and serve on ice cream.