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Post by Trailrunner Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:06 pm

Anybody know where I might find one? Portable butane torch.
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Post by kiko Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:24 pm

Mensaje volando mija.
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Post by Carry Bean Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:22 pm

I think I got mine at Liverpool.

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Post by ComputerGuy Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:34 pm

A brulee torch. Have not seen one here.
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Post by RVGRINGO Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:22 am

Any hardware store will sell you a propane torch. It does not have to be a special "chef's torch".

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Post by ComputerGuy Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 am

Well, why didn't we think of that?

Killing a mosquito with a cannon is not the answer. A brulee torch is much easier to deal with, has an electric start, uses less fuel, has a very nice adjustable flame, and... well, it looks a damn-sight nicer, too. I could use a flat-tipped screwdriver to turn a Phillips-head screw, but I prefer the right tool.

Honestly, we're not all five-year olds here.
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Post by RVGRINGO Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 am

Very true, but if you cannot find one, you know what to do kid. Chef's Torch 87465

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Post by Lady Otter Latté Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:42 am

Yeah, Computer Guy. Get off RV’s lawn! Chef's Torch 87465
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Post by ferret Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm

RVGRINGO wrote:Very true, but if you cannot find one, you know what to do kid.  Chef's Torch 87465

Yeah. I would order the proper torch from Amazon. There's a very BIG difference between the tool that welds things and caramelizing brown sugar on creme brulee.
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Post by Trailrunner Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Got what I wanted at Trooper, thanks all!

Thanks, Kiko!
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Post by Canada_Mike Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Once, years ago, we were having a dinner party. My wife who is a chef par excelence, was making creme brulee. At that time she did not have a chef's torch. I gsve her my propane torch to use, and it made a fine crust - except    for the tiny bits of solder that melted into the crusts.    razberry

The next week I bought her a proper one.
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Post by ferret Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Oh my! That cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh Mike!
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Post by CHILLIN Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:06 pm

These torches are usually available in plumbing stores, such as casa de plomeros, they are used for silver soldering. The last time I bought one, in a Canadian Tire store, they were in a locked glass case, they were/are highly prized with drug users, especially cannabis "dabbers".
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Post by Trailrunner Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm

Had to get a welder's torch. Chef torches can be had in Guad probably where chefs hang out but not here. ML has them and they run around 1500 pesos and Amazon sells them in the 20 US range but don't ship to MX. Could have a friend bring me down one but I don't think you can fly with a little butane bomb in your luggage. Dunno . . .

The basic difference between the 2 is that chef torches look better, are handier, have an electric ignition, and have a small cannister of butane already attached.

What I got is a cannister of butane that will outlive me and an attachment with a regulater that has to be lit with a lighter. Less than 200 pesos.

I'm terrified to use it.
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Post by RVGRINGO Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:25 pm

Trailrunner,
If you are unsure about using the 'sparker' to light your torch, here is a simple way to guarantee that it will light and not scare you:
Turn on a front burner on your gas range and set the flame on high.
Hold the nozzle of the torch close to the flame and turn the knob counterclockwise. Your torch should light, and you may step back from the stove.

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Post by Trailrunner Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:35 pm

That's a good idea. Thanks RVG.
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Post by rckrckr Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 pm

Amazon México has almost 50 chefs torches listed for sale. Priced from 270 pesos.

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Post by Trailrunner Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:15 pm

Yep.
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Post by mattoleriver Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Just curious, is this for something you're cooking or is it for your art work?
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Post by Trailrunner Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:24 pm

Art work. Torching the paint pops the air bubbles and can bring out more color.
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Post by TomQC Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:37 pm

Trailrunner wrote:Anybody know where I might find one? Portable butane torch.

Saw 2 for sale at Wildes Dildoria on Septiembre in Ajijic just of Morelos!
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