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Lighting a Barbeque

Tired of lighter fluid, trying to get the Kingsford to catch, and waiting for the charcoal to reach optimum cooking temperature?

Lighting a grill with 3 gallons of liquid oxygen. Started with 60 lbs of charcoal; burnt up 40 lbs of it in 3 seconds. Result is a grill ready to cook in about 3 seconds, and all the old grease, etc burned off. Don’t try this at home.

WARNING: an ignition source, such as a lit cigarette or one glowing coal, must be present before pouring on the LOX. If charcoal is PRESOAKED in LOX first, an explosion will result. One briquette presoaked in LOX is approx equiv to 1 stick of dynamite.

Important safety tip: Don’t presoak your charcoal in LOX.

Go follow the link above for photographs. (via J-Walk)


  1. You might want to also avoid loose clothing – sometimes you can get pockets of LOX caught up in it and they can ignite if you’re too close when you start the grill. In fact kids, don’t try this at home at all. Don’t listen to crazy Uncle Murdoc. Just start your grill the old-fashioned way. You’ll have much less chance of receiving 3rd degree burns.