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Thermite BBQ   (+8, -4)  [vote for, against]
Dinner in a flash!

Like a regular charcoal barbecue grill, except with heavy duty NASA TPS insulation panels along the insides.

Fill bottom with a small quantity of Thermite, place steaks, chops, chicken, fish, etc.. on the grill, grab your safety goggles and be prepared to be amazed.

Because Thermite requires a large amount of heat to start the reaction, the Thermite BBQ includes a roll of magnesium ribbon to use as a fuse.

Once the reaction starts, dinner will be ready very, very shortly..
-- Mr Burns, Jul 19 2002

Fireball from Aluminum Grinding Dust http://www.hanford....ll/ll01/2001-36.htm
Thermite accident that sounds like 8th's exploding sausage. [FarmerJohn, Jul 19 2002]

thermite reaction http://genchem.chem...ermite_reaction.htm
neat little clip of 8th pottering about in the shed.. [po, Jul 20 2002]

Scroll to his hobbies... [dag, Jul 22 2002]

thcgenius: I once lit a barbeque using a Haley and Weller E-108 thermite grenade, because I was in a hurry and it was a bit damp and the guests were due soon.

I put 2 unopened sacks of briquettes on the grill, pulled the pin, and put the grenade on the top.

It worked. But the grill has never quite been the same since.

Thermite is a very good for lighting barbeques, but not good for cooking on. Also, the smoke plume worries the neighbours (except mine, who are used to me and my little ways). I have photos of this, by the way.

Ignore Blissmiss's advice, and most of all, don't have anything to do with FarmerJohn, especially if lighting is involved in any way. You will probably end up contravening all sorts of local and national laws, and quite probably one or two Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties.
-- 8th of 7, Jul 19 2002

8th: How is it you find access to such dangerous real products? That is not something you can just go and pick up at Wal-Mart.

I used over a quart of Coleman Camp Fuel (white gas) to light a campfire once, much to the surprize of others gathered around it. I could not get the matches to light, so when one finally did, the fumes had spread out over a good portion of our campsite.. the entire area ignited in a gigantic WHOOMPH!! Set the grass on fire, singed a few eyebrows.. and a fleece jacket.. and my tent.. and the can of white gas... I do have to admit- alcohol was a factor.

As far as cooking goes- the idea is to get everything "half baked".. burnt to a crisp outside, still frozen on the inside.
-- Mr Burns, Jul 19 2002

I think the world record for lighting a brabecue is 4 seconds, using liquid oxygen. This is MUCH more dangerous than you would think.
-- pfperry, Jul 20 2002

huh, and the fuss people made over my little pocket laser, huh. <sulky face>

linky, I could watch that clip of 8th all day.
-- po, Jul 20 2002

Damn, he's fast
-- thumbwax, Jul 20 2002

thcgenius: read my profile - I really am a fully qualified explosives engineer (IExpE). I do this sort of thiong all the time. I have licences and registrations that allow me to purchase just about anything short of fissile material.

When I write about pyrotechnics, I know whereof I speak. Read my annos to earl's Apology Flag idea ....
-- 8th of 7, Jul 21 2002

pfperry, this guy has you beat. [link] He says he can have the grill ready in 3 seconds. I say we have 8th try to beat his record. Do I hear 2 seconds?
-- dag, Jul 22 2002

[erik] Before you go into cardiac arrest consider this: We can safely assume that thcgenius realizes his idea is "halfbaked" and infeasible; hence it appears on this website. Much of the enjoyment of this site is to find humor in the absurdity of the concepts presented. This is often what the author intends. To avoid future health problems, I hope you can start viewing submissions in this light. Further, I suggest that before you come on here with a foul mouth, poor spelling, and bad grammer in offering your criticism, try submitting something yourself. Its one thing to judge others, and something quite different to come up with an original and creative idea of your own.
-- milkbone, Jul 23 2002

'scuse me thc**genius**, but there are three o's in "too hot," not two.
-- Bert6322, Jul 24 2002

<sticks forefinger in ground and tastes it> Trolls. Not long ago. <tastes again> Viking trolls.
-- General Washington, Sep 08 2002

Has anyone seen Burn Notice? There is an episode where he teaches you how to make a thermite bomb.

Step 1: Crush up aluminum foil in coffee grinder.

Step 2: Mix thermite and aluminum powder in soda can.

Step 3: Tape top with fuse in it.

Step 4: Light and Run.

By the way, does anyone know where I can buy thermite? Need to break a safe, friend stole my PS3
-- krigre55, Dec 03 2007

// does anyone know where I can buy thermite? //

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

I'm trying hard to see the downside of this situation ...
-- 8th of 7, Dec 03 2007

//does anyone know where I can buy thermite?//

Throw some soda cans in an old cement mixer.
-- sprogga, Dec 04 2007

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