Kelly Kettle


My dad is raving about these right now, they are so down his alley (in the vein of the Kifaru stuff). I don’t know much about them but I’m going to get a demo this weekend . . . they also sell fly rods so they can’t be all bad.

From the site:

A Kelly Kettle / Volcano Kettle will boil water in 3 to 5 minutes depending on the fuel you’re using. Made from aluminium it is essentially a double-walled chimney with the water contained in the chimney wall. Once the campkettle is filled with water, simply start a very small fire in the base, set the kettle on the base and drop additional fuel (twigs, leaves, grass, paper, etc.) down the chimney.
The large internal surface area of the chimney heats the water very quickly. When the water boils, hold the Handle at an angle of 90° to the Kettle – then lift the Kettle clear of the base.

To pour, lift it by the handle and tilt it using the cork chain.

If additional water is required, simply refill the kettle with water and place it back on the base when the fire is still burning. Refill the chimney with fuel and you can look forward to a second kettle full of boiling water within a matter of minutes.

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  1. Posted October 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I have one of those Kelly Kettles. The large and medium are just huge. Ended up getting a small. It’s nice, but a sob to clean all the pitch off the inside of after brining it to a boil with the junk wood we have around here. Looking forward to seeing the stainless model.

  2. Posted October 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Good to know on the size, it does seem like they’d be too big to haul around unless you opted for the smaller numbers. I wonder if you could do some pant thinner to remove the pitch? Although, paint thinner + metal can + fire = rocket . . .

  3. Posted October 29, 2009 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I removed it with a brazing torch. I’m sure rubbing alcohol would work well also

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