Our third-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. Each brazier comes with an alcohol burner for keeping your kettle warm. We have also changed the ring to have more holes and higher ridges allowing much more airflow and no alcohol smell even during very long boiled tea sessions. 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 burner and purchase a charcoal basket (sold separately) and the whole apparatus becomes a charcoal stove.