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#90484 - 02/18/08 04:05 AM soda can popcorn maker [video]
tikbalang Offline
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i found this on makezine.com:

DIY : 1$ Popcorn Machine

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#90485 - 02/18/08 10:30 AM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: tikbalang]
EricKingston Offline
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Loc: Michigan
Looks pretty simple... I made popcorn once while out on the trail. I made it in my grease pot. I just added some olive oil and a small handfull of popping kernels, and before you know it - pop, pop, pop! I put a few too many kernels in, which lifted the lid right off the pot, then the popcorn just started flowing out onto the ground. Myself and my other found it to be a real nice treat while your out. Good one, Tikbalang.

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#90486 - 02/19/08 05:10 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: EricKingston]
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Pretty Cool! That would weigh almost nothing and be a great luxury item out on the trail. I wonder if there's a way to do something similar with the Heineken pot sans the "chute".
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#90487 - 02/19/08 05:38 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: jasonklass]
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But the weight of the popcorn kernals would just wear on yer mind Jason <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#90488 - 02/19/08 05:59 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: jasonklass]
oldranger Offline
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How about fashioning an "escape chute" out of heavy weight aluminum - something to cover your Heiny.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#90489 - 02/19/08 06:11 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: Earthling]
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But the weight of the popcorn kernals would just wear on yer mind Jason <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


He, he, silly Earthling! I'm going to drill holes in them to save weight! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#90490 - 02/19/08 06:14 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: jasonklass]
EricKingston Offline
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Oh no, I think a whole new battle has begun. Strides must be taken to make the perfect ultralight popcorn popper!

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#90491 - 02/19/08 06:16 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: EricKingston]
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Oh no, I think a whole new battle has begun. Strides must be taken to make the perfect ultralight popcorn popper!


It's on! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
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#90492 - 02/19/08 06:17 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: jasonklass]
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Ah ha! This sounds like a challange! Ok, I'll play. I've gotta go find some cans!

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#90493 - 02/19/08 06:53 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: EricKingston]
Earthling Offline
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How about one of those Budwieser aluminum beer bottles...like the one I found with the Scout troop doing some trail work last week <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> If you cork the top, then put a chute on the side you can let it stream right out <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Really though, I think Jason has it right, we have to lighten the corn kernels <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#90494 - 02/19/08 07:19 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: Earthling]
oldranger Offline
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It is a well known fact that popcorn kernels are 87% lighter just as soon as they have popped. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#90495 - 02/19/08 09:28 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: EricKingston]
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We all expect graphs with comparative pop times, and make sure you include the temperature of the corn you start with <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

and do we count it as popping when the first kernel goes off or when it
lifts the lid off <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#90496 - 02/19/08 09:34 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: EricKingston]
mugs Offline
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I'll play along too. I got heiny can and I am a pop corn addict. Will be interesting to see how it reacts to an acly flame.
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#90497 - 02/20/08 10:42 AM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: mugs]
Earthling Offline
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I have an addiction........to popcorn <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> Whew! there, that's the first step in recognizing I have a problem <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Out comes Mini Trangia, MSR Ti Kettle, wee OO, 1/4c popcorn, preferably grown by self <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Now I have a snack to munch while reading and posting here <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> best 'stove runoff' yet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#90498 - 02/22/08 04:39 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: tikbalang]
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A lot of cans now days have a liner in them, I've read that its a resin that is sprayed inside the cans and cured sometime before filling. How do you tell if your can is liner free or not?

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#90499 - 03/05/08 05:30 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: Finkster]
lukabrazi Offline
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Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Pennsylvania ~ Philadelphia
What is the purpose of the sand paper?

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#90500 - 03/05/08 07:55 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: lukabrazi]
EricKingston Offline
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To sand? Hmm.... I'm confused.

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#90501 - 03/07/08 10:07 AM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: EricKingston]
lukabrazi Offline
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Registered: 03/02/08
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Loc: Pennsylvania ~ Philadelphia
Yeah but why do you need to sand the outside of the soda can?

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#90502 - 03/07/08 10:14 AM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: lukabrazi]
bulrush Offline
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Loc: Michigan
Sanding makes it look purdy.

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#90503 - 03/17/08 09:44 PM cool! [Re: tikbalang]
judach Offline
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Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 63
Loc: California, USA
That is REALLY cool! I'm going to try that tonight!

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#90504 - 03/21/08 05:02 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: oldranger]
Backpackingtrip Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 7
wow, that is one of the coolest popcorn maker I have ever seen. I think I will do that on my next trip out. This will definitely impress all my friends. Thanks for the clip.
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#90505 - 03/25/08 07:13 AM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: lukabrazi]
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Yeah but why do you need to sand the outside of the soda can?


So you don't get confused and burn your lips trying to drink from it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Brum
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#90506 - 03/25/08 07:45 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: Brumfield]
chaz Offline
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Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
I sand it so I'm not adverrtising a brand and it makes the can kinda shiney.
Besides, think about the liability and law suites that could arise if the thing blew up. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#90507 - 03/29/08 03:43 AM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: chaz]
AlabamaDan Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 9
The simplicity of yall's inventions never seems to stop amazing me!

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#90508 - 04/04/08 05:10 PM Re: soda can popcorn maker [video] [Re: Finkster]
Joshualee101 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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"A lot of cans now days have a liner in them, I've read that its a resin that is sprayed inside the cans and cured sometime before filling. How do you tell if your can is liner free or not? "

A good point. My understanding is aluminum cans used for cooking should only get as hot as boiling water. Anything hotter will begin to melt and/or burn off the plastic liner. Personally, i wouldn't eat that popcorn. It probably contains burnt, decomposed plastic. Unless anybody here knows of a brand that doesn't have the liner.

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