Sunrise 2 X 6 Spitfire model is designed to handle up to 250 taps. This wood fired cooker features 2 x 2 flat finishing pan and a 2 x 4 flue pan. Overall cooking surface is 9088 sq inches. The 2 x 6 will process approximately 35 gal of sap per hour.
The flue pan is built with 8” deep flues to provide the additional cooking surface. This makes this unit more expensive to build and purchase for an initial investment. But the additional cooking surface will be far superior over the long term than just using a flat pan model.
The capacity may be more or less based on the type of wood and how attentive the operator is to keep the fire burning consistent.
Compare to others on the market and discover how these Amish made evaporators stack up:
- 20 Gauge 304 welded Stainless Steel used in the pans, most will use 22-24 Gauge, which they don’t advertise.
- 14 Gauge galvanized sheet metal used on the sides, most use thinner metal
- Brick lined fire boxes, most will be shipped without fire brick to be added by customer
- Larger Fire Boxes, means less filling
- Heavy duty warp free Steel fire grate, most will use a lighter steel
- Thicker metal on the fire box for longer life
Firebox measures 16” x 30” and has ash access door for easy ash removal and draft control. (picture shows fire box construction before the fire brick has been added)
Ash pit is built open bottom so that it does not collect rain water and create a rust out issue. Unit will need to be placed on solid surface such as a slab or brick pad.
Apply raw sap into evaporator pan, maintain a minimum of 2” of sap in pan at all times. Never cook dry!
Start fire in firebox maintaining a vigorous fire throughout the evaporation process.
Includes: drain valve, plug, thermometer, starter smoke stack plus two 4' sections, and fire brick lining.
Add optional smoke stack roof jack, with storm collar, rope pull cap and extra 8" x 4' pipe for sugar shack set up using the drop down boxes.
For the roof jack we will need to know the roof pitch of the sugar shack and if the roof jack will be on one side or straddle the top of the ridge. Please leave us a message in the comment box at checkout.
Add a float valve, not pictured. Float valve allows you to hook up a direct line from a sugar shack to maintain a constant flow of sap into the cooking process. Select using the drop down boxes at the bottom of the page.
Overall weight with fire brick is 760 lbs. Ships F.O.B. on a 3 x 8 skid crated. The factory charges $100 to crate and ready for truck freight.
Shipping is not included in the price. This item will need to be shipped truck freight from Northern Indiana to a business address or a freight terminal in your city, so it is priced F.O.B.
To ship to a business address most all United States with maple trees for $420 or less plus the $100 crate fee. You may select the shipping estimate and apply a shipping deposit.
You may also select F.O.B direct shipping quote and we will obtain a quote to a business address in your city.
We will refund the difference of the shipping deposit to you of our actual shipping cost. If the actual cost is higher, we will cover the additional cost up to 10% above the shipping deposit.
If the actual shipping cost is still above this amount we will contact you for the additional amount or upon your request provide a full refund before processing your order.
We can also arrange for dock pickup at the factory if you are within driving distance to Northern Indiana.
For shipments outside the Continental USA please select F.O.B. and we will obtain a shipping quote.
Additional pictures are of the large wood fired syrup cooker setup to make syrup. Contact us for these commercial sized models.