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    Default DIY Cheap Honey Burner

    Getting ready to do some Baiting with my Son, so I have had lots of luck using burns. Problem is they can over flow and destroy your stove. So, I used a gallon paint can, drill some air holes, added a piece of screen to hold the 1 Qt can that serves as a burner pot.
    Add an inch of Honey and a small can of sterno.

    Bottom stays cool and very little chance of a fire if it gets knocked over. Cheap and easy!!!!

    Burns about 45 minutes and puts off some wicked smoke and scent.

    DO NOT add more than an inch of honey or it will boil over.









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    I like it,,,and will give it a try. How tall is the screen, or how high above the sterno can is the honey pot.

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    Trakn: I would set it so the top of the flame from the sterno can licks up to the bottom of the honey pot.

    Stid: nice pics. I like the concept of setting the honey and burner in a secondary containment.... so as you say, less of a chance to cause a fire if knocked over (due to animal, imbalance, or wind). Plus, probably cuts the drafts down so the flame stays lit longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trakn View Post
    I like it,,,and will give it a try. How tall is the screen, or how high above the sterno can is the honey pot.

    The screen is 3 inches wide, that puts it about an inch above the flames. You could also use some coat hanger wire and run a couple pieces through to hold the inner can. Also any tin can would would work instead of a qt paint can.
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    Nice setup Steve! Are you still making and using the bear scent candles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Nice setup Steve! Are you still making and using the bear scent candles?
    Going to try these this year.
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    Do you have to use this only in a registered bait site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    Do you have to use this only in a registered bait site?
    Always double check the regs,, but to my knowledge YES!!
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    Brilliant stid, just brilliant! My dad has used charcoal in two different sizes of tin cans, 10# and tall juice can. But yours has no fire hazard, or alot less as you mentioned. He happened to call me tonight and I told him your idea. Last couple years I would do the burn and leave or burn during the week when not hunting. He will be by himself more and said he is gonna make one up. He liked the idea of having a handle to hang it.

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    I build one like this and used it while up in the stand, The wind carries it better and allows you to keep it filled for several hours of burn. I just hung it on a close by limb. Last year we had a 5 gl bucket with a 1 gl bucket inside, and used our single burner stove. Worked very well, but gets a little too hot if the flame is too high. The nice thing about the larger bucket is in case it boils over it drops into the bottom of the bucket. Drop a few caramels in to lower the boil if it gets too hot. Nice little snack if you got a sweet tooth.

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    I like your idea. I'll have to try it. Thanks.

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    Hey Steve,
    have out made it out yet?
    We got ours set up last week and there was still a ton of snow, but we did see bears while setting up

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    Nice DIY honey burner, thanks for sharing. Here's what I use:

    "He should have been packing a more powerful gun...you have to be a very good shot or very lucky to stop a brown bear with a .357 Magnum." - Rick Sinnott, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist after a double attack by a grizzly.

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