I am excited about building a proper rocket stove
but I am confused about something.
I like the look of the original batchbox design, it is very well tried and tested and undoubtedly works very well!
However I would like to build something with a big cook top like the one built by Fox James but his lovely looking stove uses a j tube style and you can’t see the fire like you can with a batchbox.
What I can’t get is why the riser has to be so high on some designs and hardly any height on others?
Can I build a 6’’ batchbox but with a shorter riser so I can put a cooking plate over the riser at a lower height?
I have seen the new designs double shoebox stoves but I can’t see how they work without a riser when the first design needs such a tall riser?
Sorry if I am missing something really basic but I would like to understand if someone can help me.