Our second-generation braziers are replicas of a Ming Dynasty clay stove we have here at the Center, with an added dragon ouroboros over the larger hole for increased airflow. We have also added a notch to the top plate so that it is easier to remove even after the alcohol lamp is lit. It burns better and brighter than the previous model. You can control the temperature by raising or lowering the wick. If you want, the top of the whole brazier comes off. Take out the alcohol lamp and purchase a charcoal basket (sold separately) and the whole apparatus becomes a charcoal stove.