I suggest those using a torch consider the salt bath method. Speaking as a former manufacturing engineer this method is pretty easy to keep under process control, so once you get the temp stabilized and your timing down, you should be good to go. Plus it's amazingly cost effective compared to some of the more sophisticated annealing equipment available.Thanks JE. I too am in the camp of the socket/torch/metronome. I also know that as I grow and have more precision equipment, an annealer is already on the the list of upgrades.