View Full Version : A new use for Bacon, but don't try this with breadsticks

04-19-2009, 08:56 AM
I dunno. Does this belong in the FOOD section or the TOOL section or the DEBATE section :biggrin: Oh, and on a secondary note, do we want to have any bets on if DARGO or BCZOOM will try this at home . . . and should we take up a collection to help pay for their emergency room visit if they do try this at home?


Bacon Blowtorch Cuts Through Steel
Friday, April 17, 2009

Video & more info here >>> http://www.popsci.com/bacon

Theodore Gray's 'Flaming Bacon Lance of Death' in a YouTube still.
Here's how to fry your own bacon — and the pan it's cooking in too.
Popular Science columnist and author of "Mad Science" Theodore Gray has built what he calls the "Bacon Lance" — a complex arrangement of pork that, when coupled with a blast of pure oxygen, can cut through steel.

As Gray explains, regular "thermal lances" are bundles of iron and magnesium pipes that, when lit as oxygen is pumped through them, release huge amounts of heat — or, as he puts it, thermal energy.

He realized that certain foodstuffs might work as well. So he took several slices of prosciutto — "a superior engineering grade of meat" — rolled them around fiberglass rods and baked them overnight. Then he bundled those, wrapped more prosciutto around it and baked that.
An additional layer of fresh prosciutto for insulation, and the Bacon Lance was ready.

Attached to a high-pressure blast of pure oxygen and lit, the meat weapon did quite well in cutting through a baking pan.

A vegetarian option, hollow bread sticks packed inside a cucumber, didn't work as wonderfully, mostly because the bread burned too quickly.
"The pressure-containment capacity of a standard cucumber is remarkable," Gray added.

04-19-2009, 11:04 AM
Hmmmm. You got me thinking...

04-19-2009, 03:49 PM
some folks just got too much time on their hands and get paid waaaaay too much for nothing

04-19-2009, 06:54 PM
I want to try this with some home cured honey glazed bacon. the honey should help raise the temp of the torch nicely. wonder what air pressure they used?

04-19-2009, 07:00 PM
I knew I shouldn't have posted this.

Or maybe I should have put a disclaimer: KIDS, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME :brows:

05-05-2009, 07:27 PM
I think this is a pretty pointless use of Bacon.
My boyfriend and I are attempting to create bacon underware. Yes OH yes I know how wonderful edible baconware sounds! =)

05-05-2009, 08:03 PM
My boyfriend and I are attempting to create bacon underware. Yes OH yes I know how wonderful edible baconware sounds!

That would be a new twist to "makin' bacon".

05-05-2009, 10:00 PM
underwear? i'd eat that just make sure the streaks go horozontial so you can see if there are skid marks that would just ruin the taste:yum::w00t2:

05-05-2009, 10:03 PM
That would be a new twist to "makin' bacon".


05-05-2009, 10:08 PM
Here is something else that you can do with bacon, but not with breadsticks.


05-05-2009, 10:10 PM
I'd need rashers for that kinda thing..

05-05-2009, 10:18 PM
Dude you wouldn't wear them like normal undies! They'd prolly last five minutes even if I could hold my man off lol