Don't Start a BBQ with OXYGEN! It's Not Safe

  • Published: 17 June 2019
  • In this video we're taking several different methods of starting charcoals and putting them to the test- which one is the fastest?

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Comments • 3 103

  • Grayson Foga
    Grayson Foga  1 weeks back

    *at the oxygen part*
    Congratulations, you've built a blast furnace

    • Regina Kim
      Regina Kim  2 weeks back

      Could you start a charcoal fire for a barbecue with liquid oxygen?

      • Susie Wong
        Susie Wong  3 weeks back

        i think the fastesr way is to try everything at once

        • Lazy Pharaoh
          Lazy Pharaoh  4 weeks back

          This video has the vibe of being a subliminal commercial for charcoal chimneys

          • J C
            J C  1 months back

            How about soaking the charcoal briquettes in liquid oxygen?

            • Matt Dresslaer
              Matt Dresslaer  1 months back

              I use a hairdryer that no longer heats up as my fan. The same one I use for my forge.

              • Kornbert der Maiskolben
                Kornbert der Maiskolben  1 months back

                soak active charcoal in liquid oxygen then light it. FIRESTARTER.

                • The Dusty Shredder
                  The Dusty Shredder  1 months back

                  Instead of drilling a bunch of large holes in the tube and cranking the knob, maybe see what fewer, smaller holes does when directed toward the center and top of the chimney, while slowly increasing the o2 feed.

                  • nicholas olson
                    nicholas olson  1 months back

                    electric charcoal starting in chimney

                    • Vikram Krishnan
                      Vikram Krishnan  1 months back

                      LOX - liquid oxygen?

                      • jacksoned13
                        jacksoned13  1 months back

                        If I go to a cookout where they use lighter fluid, I am leaving. I am not eating that nasty food.

                        • Lee Lauer
                          Lee Lauer  1 months back

                          That's the slowest chimney I've seen. Never takes me 30mins using one.

                          • Chris Powers
                            Chris Powers  2 months back

                            Also what about the fan under the chimney starter??

                            • Chris Powers
                              Chris Powers  2 months back

                              Using lump hardwood charcoal with the chimney will burn so much easier... it takes 0 time

                              • Pheonix Media
                                Pheonix Media  2 months back

                                please test the charcoal starter on the door knob. would love to see it without movie magic

                                • Madeleine Klinger
                                  Madeleine Klinger  2 months back

                                  Me: Ahem, the FASTEST method to start charcoal is LIQUID OXYGEN

                                  • TheAttacker732
                                    TheAttacker732  1 months back

                                    @Robert Lockard The point is to have a fire that isn't trying to poison you though... Even using ozone as an oxidizer isn't prone to doing that.

                                  • Robert Lockard
                                    Robert Lockard  1 months back

                                    @TheAttacker732 Try Flourine...... (#9 on the periodic table), it's an even more aggressive oxidizer than liquid oxygen

                                  • TheAttacker732
                                    TheAttacker732  1 months back

                                    Liquid ozone would probably beat that. Although there's a chance that it'll just explode horribly on contact.

                                • Majd Ghazale
                                  Majd Ghazale  2 months back

                                  Bbq tip: use a leaf blower

                                  • M T
                                    M T  2 months back

                                    Hi ! Nice vid, where are you from ? I'm french and i understand your accent so well !

                                    • PewPewsAlote
                                      PewPewsAlote  2 months back

                                      anyone else think that charcoal looks super tastey?

                                      • Jack S
                                        Jack S  2 months back

                                        Should have done this experiment during winter

                                        • VIPER410
                                          VIPER410  2 months back

                                          What would happen if you used oxygen in the foundry? Would it raise the temperatures to melt high melting point materials?

                                          • MadLad
                                            MadLad  2 months back

                                            We have not had a drop of rain hardly the whole entire year.

                                            • gosedjuret1
                                              gosedjuret1  2 months back

                                              Test the home alone traps

                                              • Jacob Armstrong
                                                Jacob Armstrong  2 months back

                                                I start mine with a propane torch you use for burning weeds etc

                                                • Look who's Talking
                                                  Look who's Talking  2 months back

                                                  What if you soak charcoal in liquid oxygen before starting

                                                  • Momo Tab Tutino
                                                    Momo Tab Tutino  2 months back

                                                    Normaly we put the fan a the botom of a chemny and it get faster to ignite

                                                    • santino bonora
                                                      santino bonora  2 months back

                                                      @the king of random.. Next time use a heat gun for removing paint.. Its mutch easier and safer because you direct the heat. I would say 5 to 10 min for a large bbq

                                                      • sidn3y ofc
                                                        sidn3y ofc  2 months back

                                                        Hey Nate,
                                                        How is life?
                                                        I don't know, its alright.
                                                        I've been dealing with some things like every human being and really didn't sleep muchlast night.
                                                        I'm sorry.
                                                        Thats fine.

                                                        Like you know it

                                                        • tastyfrzz1
                                                          tastyfrzz1  2 months back

                                                          Put the charcoal in a bag. Pipe in oxygen and just hold it a minute. Then pour into grill and light. It will absorb the gas and burn like a flare.

                                                          • Ocean House
                                                            Ocean House  2 months back

                                                            Liquid oxygen soaked into charcoal is a high explosive, don't do it!!!!!

                                                            • Tammy Medaris
                                                              Tammy Medaris  2 months back

                                                              When using the propAne to light the chimney, the flames from the propane were using all the oxygrn that was supposed to be coming thru the turn the top didn't get maximum air circulation to start

                                                              • Tomas Urban
                                                                Tomas Urban  2 months back

                                                                For me, i use Nurd Rage's method like a true chemist.

                                                                • Eugene Vorpagel
                                                                  Eugene Vorpagel  2 months back

                                                                  Video idea try to make a door knob glow with heat with the electric charcoal lighter

                                                                  • Crazy
                                                                    Crazy  2 months back

                                                                    Heads up, you put too much charcoal into that chimney. They also work better with lump and not briquettes.
                                                                    My personal favorite is the heat gun most home owners have in their garage. Stack the lump charcoal like you would for lighter fluid, set the heat gun near the bottom and let it rip. It usually only takes a few minutes to get the charcoal started and you can move the thing around. I'm usually ready to cook in 10 minutes. Looking to upgrade a chimney to use the heat gun to maximize efficiency and make it great for smoking.

                                                                    • poooop89
                                                                      poooop89  2 months back

                                                                      Chimney and lighter fluid works best

                                                                      • Raymond Wu
                                                                        Raymond Wu  2 months back

                                                                        Just use a blow torch and it will take around 2-3mins as well

                                                                        • Jimmy b
                                                                          Jimmy b  2 months back

                                                                          eeah a hot airgun? takes 1 min

                                                                          • Micheal Duke
                                                                            Micheal Duke  2 months back

                                                                            Should have soaked charcoal in liquid oxygen.

                                                                            • Alex Smith
                                                                              Alex Smith  2 months back

                                                                              "Today we're going to see what is the Fastest way to get charcoal started for your barbecue."
                                                                              My INSTANT Response: "But Match-Light Charcoal."

                                                                              • Kavin Jebastin
                                                                                Kavin Jebastin  2 months back

                                                                                Bruh what's with the polarized filter?

                                                                                • Fábio Bonilha
                                                                                  Fábio Bonilha  3 months back

                                                                                  Try the cheaper and easy way: paper towel and used cooking oil. Simple like that.

                                                                                  • Frozen Magma
                                                                                    Frozen Magma  3 months back

                                                                                    I thought thermite was the fastest way to share the grill

                                                                                    • revdev 04
                                                                                      revdev 04  3 months back

                                                                                      Is no one gonna talk about the phone at 4:08?

                                                                                      • Juggalo University
                                                                                        Juggalo University  3 months back

                                                                                        I almost feel bad for Nate... Almost...

                                                                                        • Logan Mangels
                                                                                          Logan Mangels  3 months back

                                                                                          I put lighter fluid in my chimney, it takes about 15

                                                                                          • avram ioan
                                                                                            avram ioan  3 months back

                                                                                            try to use liquid oxygen to start a charcoal

                                                                                            • Rebecca Abbott
                                                                                              Rebecca Abbott  3 months back

                                                                                              Just use a flame thrower

                                                                                              • Johannes Stein
                                                                                                Johannes Stein  3 months back

                                                                                                BBQ Dragon? mor like BAD Dragon ^^ xD