" make creme brûlée and Carmelize the sugar on top of the custard. "
for Roger, David, Delmar, and the creme brulee crowd ... concerning the Hone Depot Torch.
for those who use the very popular BernzOmatic torch, and the tank is blue, that i believe is propane. there exist s yellow tank called Mapp gas, and if you want (make sure this is Really Really what you are looking for) MORE heat in the flame (about 250%), then use the yellow tank.
however, the instructions caution you to never ever use the blue torch-heads on the yellow tanks.
here is what is going on ....
blue tanks make a lot pressure than yellow tanks, and inside the torch-head there is a small check valve inside the phallic like device that enters the tank valve.
one can remove that phallic thingie with a small wrench/socket driver, shove a paper clip into the end of it and press out the valve/spring/filter plug. and cut maybe 3 turns off the spring. re-assemble.
you blue tank torch-head will now function wonderfully on yellow tanks.
as with so many things peter, the caution is ... ymmv, but it has worked for me over a long time, and i am not dead yet.