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BeadIt 2020-03-21 11:59am

Torch use for food...
I know this is a little off-topic, but I'd like to make creme brle and don't have a food torch. I realize I could use the broiler, but can I use my Hothead with MAPP gas for this?


ESC 2020-03-21 4:29pm

Absolutely! MAPP gas is simply propane with an additive to make it burn hotter.
You might want to back off a bit so that some of the unburnt gas doesn't embed in the sugar as it caramelizes. It's also going to be way hotter than a creme brulee torch.

BeadIt 2020-03-21 4:42pm

Thanks for your helpful response!

Robin Passovoy 2020-03-22 11:04am

Small, tight, oxy-rich flame, big thick gloves, be very, very, very careful.

BeadIt 2020-03-22 11:30am

Thanks for the recommendations. I think I'll bring the creme brle out to the garage where I have my glass setup. That way I can set them on the workspace and not worry about setting my kitchen on fire!

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