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[Home Depot] Bernzomatic 14.1 oz. Map-Pro Cylinder 2pk $8.98 Hot? YMMV?

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[Home Depot] Bernzomatic 14.1 oz. Map-Pro Cylinder 2pk $8.98 Hot? YMMV?

Stopped by Home depot yesterday to refuel my cooking torch with map fuel, was looking for this exact dual pack, was expecting to pay about $20.
Online showed very little stock information or price but lucky me my local one in Windermere Edmonton had a pretty big stack of them 50% off, so might be one of those YMMV things.

On a side note, I love using this thing to sear my sous vide steaks, but I find I like using it to quickly top off anything I cook with some heat or a good sear, stuff like pizza etc.
But I find it does give off a burnt taste pretty quickly rather than a nicer BBQ tasting sear, not sure if that makes sense but the flavor of the sear is not quite the same.
Might have to refine my technique a bit, thinking of investing in one of those heat spreaders too maybe.

Edit: Funny seeing the single packs being sold right next to it for regular price of $14.98 each which is probably what I would have ended up buying if I didn't see this deal.
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Mar 26, 2004
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Awesome deal if you can find stock!
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Apr 26, 2013
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Toronto
Great price!

Though MAPP gas is better than MAPP Pro but you're not using it for soldering so who cares.
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Are you using a reg torch or a searzall?
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If you're tasting the torch then you're too close to the meat/product. Pull back further and that shouldn't be an issue. I had the same problem early on until trial and error made me realize I was too close.
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keyser-soze wrote: Are you using a reg torch or a searzall?
I'm currently using a regular torch with no attachment, thinking of getting one, but honestly I'm a bit too cheap to spend $100 on the searzall unless it really is that good, was wondering if there are any cheaper alternatives or diys to spread the heat better for more even (less burning) otherwise I guess I can just try and refine my technique.
Richfields wrote: If you're tasting the torch then you're too close to the meat/product. Pull back further and that shouldn't be an issue. I had the same problem early on until trial and error made me realize I was too close.
Yeah you definitely may be right on that, will need to try that out, the lure of torching it super quick and not cooking the insides makes me want to get a super quick sear but I guess I'm tasting the torch when I do that.
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I have the searzall and really like it (it is a bit slow thought) when I cant get outside to sear.

If I can get outside then I will more often then not use the weed/asphalt/ice torch like - https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8696338e

I have two one is 100,000 btu and another is 500,000 both work well, just need to be careful, takes a bit of practice. Lots of vids of sousvide people using these with great results. Souvsvide everything is a great channel on youtube and they did a showdown on best searing tool - flamethrower, ie what I linked about won.
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Jun 26, 2008
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Definitely hot. If you don't have space or want to buy a welder, pair this up with an oxygen tank and you can actually get pretty good brazing results. I've used it to make some coffee tables since I wanted to wait to buy a full welder.

Good for sous-vide too, but a good broiler can do just as well if you don't want to keep another gadget in the kitchen.
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Sep 2, 2007
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Something I learned in the last couple of years

Browning Meat

Of course pat it dry first
Then, if you have not tried it, a light sprinkling of baking soda will assist the browning of the meat
and not change the taste
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Sep 1, 2017
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Why not regular propane cylinder that comes in 4 pack (4 lbs total) at Costco for about $19?
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Sep 1, 2017
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sridca wrote: Why not regular propane cylinder that comes in 4 pack (4 lbs total) at Costco for about $19?
I use it with my TS800 to sear steaks on daily basis. MAPP pro is not a significant advantage in cooking, and the yellow cylinder being narrow can easily topple over.
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sridca wrote: I use it with my TS800 to sear steaks on daily basis. MAPP pro is not a significant advantage in cooking, and the yellow cylinder being narrow can easily topple over.
To add, the searzall (if you are going to use one) actually says to only use wider camping propane cylinders to prevent toppling over as well as MAPP being too hot for the tool.
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sridca wrote: Why not regular propane cylinder that comes in 4 pack (4 lbs total) at Costco for about $19?
Thanks, I will look out for these, dont recall seeing them at my costco.
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Checked the Trafalgar location and it was showing 1, which is probably phantom stock.

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