Tips & Tricks: Tiny & Mighty, This Grill Is Hot

  • Published on Jul 26, 2017
  • This tiny charcoal grill can handle anything from steak to scallops. For easy and fun weeknight cooking, all you need is a chimney starter and a grill rack.
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Comments • 107

  • instantsiv
    instantsiv 9 months ago

    Amateur hour. Notice the brand new chimney and burnt cancer marks on the meat? There's better ways of grilling that's better tasting and healthier using the same equipment... You just need to know how to do it, these people don't.

  • 800lb Gorilla
    800lb Gorilla Year ago

    haha, yes! I knew I wasn't the only one who did this. My favorite on the chimney starter is getting a crusty char on kabob.

  • Tony Cong
    Tony Cong Year ago

    I just scrolled down here to see if anyone commented on the squid... It's disappointing

  • 9929kingfish
    9929kingfish Year ago

    Way too hot. This can blacken the meat if you’re not careful

  • BBQGuys
    BBQGuys Year ago

    Love it! Some times simplicity is the best :)

  • kuki
    kuki Year ago

    So I don't sou vide the grill?

  • LowerNorth
    LowerNorth Year ago

    When will we be able to buy Joule internationally?

  • Греча Петрова

    stolen idea

  • Daniel Arndt
    Daniel Arndt Year ago

    I'm surprised they didn't sous vide the steak before they put it on

  • _ DEVSTER _
    _ DEVSTER _ Year ago

    Did he just put RAW meat on the grill?

  • Brett Martin
    Brett Martin Year ago

    Pro tip. Put the charcoal chimney inside your charcoal grill to do this. I use the removable 8" center grate from my Weber to put on top. If you like to sear then cook you can also easily dump the coals into the Weber after searing.

  • ahmet faruk Altundal

    those squids were still alive ! its unhuman !

    • B Martin
      B Martin Year ago

      The squid was not alive. that thing he threw on top of it, was the head of the squid. What you saw moving was the reaction of the muscles contracting due to the heat of the grill. go buy yourself a small squid or cuttlefish, throw it on a hot pan, and you'll get the exact same results.

  • rgandblue
    rgandblue Year ago

    Hey that octopus is moving! Did you cook it alive?

  • Marios Gregoriou
    Marios Gregoriou Year ago

    if you don't have a leaf blower, use a hair drier!

  • MrCurry
    MrCurry Year ago

    Can you hack a chimney starter to become a pizza oven? Just need the right metalwork around it surely?

  • Mustard Luxury
    Mustard Luxury Year ago

    Wow, that grill is steaming HOT!

  • otogigamer
    otogigamer Year ago

    This method is only good for creating crusts and seafood that needs only 2 min cook time

  • qwertt14
    qwertt14 2 years ago

    I'm very hungry now

  • Old Man
    Old Man 2 years ago

    If you want to overcook meat. Then sure. Try this

  • Robert Farr
    Robert Farr 2 years ago

    are some of the meats sous vide before you grill them?

  • Jaden Cloyes
    Jaden Cloyes 2 years ago

    wow im really glad i spent 2 weeks eagerly awaiting a video for it to be 56 seconds long...🙄😒

  • first name last name
    first name last name 2 years ago +2

    grill the joule

  • Magnus Carlsson
    Magnus Carlsson 2 years ago

    Yall Got Any More Of Those Squids?

  • 2 Tall Paul 428
    2 Tall Paul 428 2 years ago +1

    Alton Brown suggested using newspaper with a spritz of vegetable oil as it works the same as a candle. I use 3 paper towels with a few tablespoons of oil. Works every time and don't have to worry about any strange chemicals from the newspaper.

    • Brett Moore
      Brett Moore Year ago

      That's nice but you don't need the oil. A handfull of newspaper will light the charcoal just fine on its own.

  • Michaeladar
    Michaeladar 2 years ago +1

    you guys used to make awesome videos, wiith high end plating and superior technique. now its quite obvious that you are just trying to sell Joule, thats fine and all you gotta get yours but god damnit do i miss the old chef steps

  • Ty Liu
    Ty Liu 2 years ago

    that grain fed cow tho

  • Frilleon
    Frilleon 2 years ago +1

    my favorite type of video was the super awesome music with closeups and awesome artistry/editing

  • Facundo Silva
    Facundo Silva 2 years ago +1

    Bring back the old videos!!!!

  • Gene Hughes
    Gene Hughes 2 years ago +2

    Good idea, but what's it going to look like with that big black burn spot in the nice brick paver patio. Obviously, this guy didn't buy the patio pavers.
    For the most part, I'm hooked on this site. It's never happened that I've witnessed anything this dumb or is it inconsiderate

  • Lawrence Godsey
    Lawrence Godsey 2 years ago +1

    "Alton! Alton, it's Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Brown. You know that new hot mini-grill you're looking for? Well, listen to this!"
    "Uh, huh? You already did this, like years ago? And these guys are hacks? And did they at least cite you in their video? Uh, no, but at least there weren't any obvious commercials for that goddamn sous vide machine. Alton? Alton, hello?"

  • Saland Findles
    Saland Findles 2 years ago +2

    The leaf blower it's a pretty bad idea...

  • Holly
    Holly 2 years ago +1

    was that squid ALIVE????

    • Holly
      Holly 2 years ago

      but it was all wiggly

  • Mark-Angelo Famularcano
    Mark-Angelo Famularcano 2 years ago +1

    Always had a great love for this nifty tool! I use a blow dryer or those small battery operated gadgets that blow up inflatable mattresses for extra kick! Leaf blower is extreme😄

  • Mbadly
    Mbadly 2 years ago +1

    Is this Insider?

  • Naor Mega
    Naor Mega 2 years ago +1

    There is a joule inside the fire?

  • peter candia
    peter candia 2 years ago

    squid on that thing is probably incredible

  • Avid Listener
    Avid Listener 2 years ago

    But the burning question is.......................can you use sous vide to heat it up?

  • Eric Andal
    Eric Andal 2 years ago

    Well well well, if it isn't the toxic CS-haters comments section.

  • kirbywon10
    kirbywon10 2 years ago

    most of ChefSteps is just advertising for Joule or however you spell it. No ACTUAL tips. Sorry, I was disappointed with this channel too.

  • Saemon Magus
    Saemon Magus 2 years ago

    Wow, i half expected you to do the barbecue sous vide with the joule...
    Probably in the next video...

  • Greg Scott
    Greg Scott 2 years ago

    How do I sous vide this grill?

  • Kitchen N
    Kitchen N 2 years ago

    Great one

  • Chris Benson
    Chris Benson 2 years ago +4

    Nearly started a grass fire in my backyard with this. As a Central Valley Californian, do this in a controlled environment away from dry grass areas and in an area you don't mind turning into a naped wasteland.

    • MomedicsChannel
      MomedicsChannel Year ago

      Chris Benson you can also use a thing called a hose. It helps wet the area through a generous application of water therefore reducing said fire risk dramatically.
      It also can help put out small spot fires if you forgot to wet the area properly prior to starting.

  • halloeller
    halloeller 2 years ago +17

    wtf this isn't sous vide

    • Dag Ryden
      Dag Ryden 2 years ago +3

      imanovacat you're so original lol.

  • Dulcis Citrum
    Dulcis Citrum 2 years ago

    >DIY channel
    >Tips and Tricks
    >Dont try this at home
    make up your mind

  • Jeremy Stover
    Jeremy Stover 2 years ago

    Great idea! I wonder if corn would come out well with this.

  • Daniel D Tharp
    Daniel D Tharp 2 years ago


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    • Chris Benson
      Chris Benson 2 years ago +1

      +Wutsizface don't feed the troll.

    • Wutsizface
      Wutsizface 2 years ago

      This video has absolutely nothing to do with Joule. It's about grilling, not sous vide.

  • JustOneAsbesto
    JustOneAsbesto 2 years ago +6

    Thanks, Alton!

  • Dominique Voigt
    Dominique Voigt 2 years ago

    ein Laubbläser von Stihl..... sehr sehr geil 👍

  • soldierwillis
    soldierwillis 2 years ago +1

    Thank you god, i love joule and all but its good to see different types of cooking videos on this channel.

  • Pete &Pete
    Pete &Pete 2 years ago

    Nice kicks bro 😑

  • stangbien
    stangbien 2 years ago +181

    I have been a member since the beginning and I really miss the videos where you guys actually cooked food and opend my eyes to the mind of a chef no mather if it was food safety or what not.. Any thing new in the pipeline? It's been to long with "other peoples ideas" and other not so interessent ideas..

    • bkeene12
      bkeene12 Year ago

      Be careful when you do try it out... I gave this a go and the fire was so flipping hot it literally melted my grill grate... but it was fun!

    • Karkat Vantas
      Karkat Vantas Year ago

      Anonymously Anonymous they're about 10 bucks fyi.

    • Josh Evans
      Josh Evans 2 years ago +2

      this particular video was useful, as I love grilled meats and I also own this product (coal chimney) and have never thought about grilling this way. I appreciate this.

    • FinenDine
      FinenDine 2 years ago +10

      Put Joule in the charcoal starter and light it on fire.

    • Logan Richardson
      Logan Richardson 2 years ago

      stangbien they have been gaining views and subs like mad though in the past few months. I think if you wanna see similar stuff to their old stuff, its time to look elsewhere at other channels.

  • filterrr
    filterrr 2 years ago

    This looks cool but just cause you got grill marks on your food doesn't mean it's cooked thoroughly.

    • Chris Benson
      Chris Benson 2 years ago

      Likely the grill marks are aesthetics as a byproduct of reverse searing and yes they probably cooked everything to temp first. Maybe not the fish and shellfish since it cooks so fast.

    • Rohan Orton
      Rohan Orton 2 years ago +1

      They'll sous vide it all first ;)

  • BMotu
    BMotu 2 years ago


  • Nigel
    Nigel 2 years ago

    Strangely, just thinking about this the last few days, thanks for being tuned in and on the wavelength of subscribers!. I think someone could do well to make a circular grill to fit the Weber Fire Starter perfectly. (I live alone and love BBQ food).

  • I Found A Hazard
    I Found A Hazard 2 years ago

    We use these to prepare the coal, followed by putting them into the big grill.

  • Pierre d'Ollony
    Pierre d'Ollony 2 years ago +10

    You forgot the part when the stuff is sous-vide'd. ;)
    That would even make sense in this case. :D

  • Claudio Versace
    Claudio Versace 2 years ago +47

    If you want to see a brick explode and ruin your stone work. Do what you see in this video. bricks are not meant and can't hold up to that heat and will explode with enough force to lift and knock other the chimney and leave a large crater in your patio.
    I love the videos from chefsteps . Some if the best cooking and food videos being made but don't do this on pavers. Gravel and or sand is safer.

    • westwyc
      westwyc Year ago +2

      I learnt this the hard way lol, charcoal and small flint fragments flying all over the garden and a mini crater and burnt decking!!!!!

    • Mark-Angelo Famularcano
      Mark-Angelo Famularcano 2 years ago

      Claudio Versace
      Yep. Gravel works with this. Just get a pot and buy some gravel at your hardware store.

    • Marilyn Boone
      Marilyn Boone 2 years ago +1

      Claudio Versace - I agree regarding issues with the brick patio. I.e., if that was my patio, I would be so incensed (a pun?). Talk about a quick easy way to ruin a gorgeous patio!

    • Christian Pinedo
      Christian Pinedo 2 years ago +3

      Claudio Versace came here to say this. Bricks aren't meant to handle that much intense direct heat. They WILL explode and at the bear minimum crack into fragments

  • thedr00
    thedr00 2 years ago +8

    i saw kenji and adam savage do this 2 years ago IIRC, it's cool way to grill though you need to be super organised, also have a cambro ready to hold your food while you cook the next item (the chimney's surface area can only cook 1 thing at a time).

  • gerbman2004
    gerbman2004 2 years ago +3

    Yeah you totally didnt steal this from AB

    • B Martin
      B Martin Year ago

      Technically, this was stolen from whoever decided to use a chimney to cook food, but, as Sminstudios points out, every single technique in cooking, if you're using it, has been "stolen" from someone else. There is almost nothing new in the kitchen anymore, just different ways people use it

    • sminstudios
      sminstudios 2 years ago +2

      And Alton learned it from his neighbor in Alpharetta Georgia. Such is cooking. Some folks will learn it here. More yums more better

    • Dave Tung
      Dave Tung 2 years ago

      gerbman2004 if it was stolen, so what? No where are they claiming originality

  • Raymond Duong
    Raymond Duong 2 years ago

    facts.. everything was undercooked inside. good way to mark your proteins tho.

    • Big Shticks
      Big Shticks 2 years ago

      Raymond Duong
      Not necessarily. Your take is subjective. It really depends on how one takes their food. Some of us actually eat rare - med rare - medium beef. Some of us like seafood that isn't cremated and rubbery. With this intense of a heat the seafood would be cooked pretty quickly. They cooked in succession with the steak going first because the dense proteins can withstand the heat and it browns far slower than seafood would at that time. As the coals burn down the temps become more conducive to grilling seafood.

  • Crankystixx
    Crankystixx 2 years ago

    Thats squid was moving

    • ShineAqua
      ShineAqua 2 years ago

      Jeremiah Claar I was about to call them savage brutes.

    • Big Shticks
      Big Shticks 2 years ago +1

      Just contracting from the intense heat, it wasn't still alive 😉

  • skittlebeape
    skittlebeape 2 years ago

    Why does chefsteps Barely ever upload now

    • B Martin
      B Martin Year ago

      If you head to their website, they are cranking out new recipes quite frequently, just not a lot of video content.

  • SymBiotiX
    SymBiotiX 2 years ago


  • sbsasser
    sbsasser 2 years ago +6

    I love the mini super grill, i picked this up from Alton Brown a while back.

  • Rob Gaible
    Rob Gaible 2 years ago

    What good are Tips & Tricks if you shouldn't try them at home?

    • Big Shticks
      Big Shticks 2 years ago

      Rob Gaible
      Lol 😂! To be fair it say KIDS...

  • 2Edgy4ThisPlanet
    2Edgy4ThisPlanet 2 years ago +25

    Gordon Ramsay joins ChefSteps
    Sous Vide plugin
    add water
    put your fresh Sous Vide in a vacuum bag and then place in the Sous Vide
    set your Sous Vide for 69 min/420C
    cook the Sous Vide
    pull bag out of Sous Vide, empty your cooked Sous Vide on the plate
    season with a little bit of chopped up joule and lamb sauce
    and there we have it fresh Sous Vide cooked in a Sous Vide seasoned with joule

    • Marios Gregoriou
      Marios Gregoriou Year ago +1

      now the secret is: the water is cooking the Sous Vide without over cooking it

    • larry zhou
      larry zhou 2 years ago +3

      beautifully done...

  • Shirley Timple
    Shirley Timple 2 years ago

    a hair dryer by the grill can do wonders

  • Omar Olvera Castillo
    Omar Olvera Castillo 2 years ago +7

    The tips and tricks videos are my personal favorites

    • MrCurry
      MrCurry Year ago

      Omar Olvera Castillo I agree. These guys are at their best when they're teaching techniques.