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Old 2020-03-21, 11:59am
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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?

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Old 2020-03-21, 4:29pm
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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.
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Old 2020-03-21, 4:42pm
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Thanks for your helpful response!
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Old 2020-03-22, 11:04am
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Old 2020-03-22, 11:30am
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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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