The flat pans are welded on the ends, to save labor cost the dividers are spot welded inside for the divider pans.
The pan will come with two ½” threaded valve ports welded on both sides on the front of the pan. This allows you to insert a valve on one side and a pipe plug on the other side. Just swap to reverse the flow or add two valves. Valves and plugs are not included. Use a locally purchased brass ball valve(s) and plugs.
Used on our 18" x 34" wood-fired evaporator the divided pan has produced 5 GPH. The 26" x 46" divided pan has produced 12 GPH. Your results may vary widely based on your firebox and the arch placement under the pan to maximize the direct heat distribution.
In most cases, before the maple syrup season begins pans will ship within 3 weeks from the Amish factory in Illinois. We recommend purchasing before February. At the beginning and into the syrup season expect 4-6+ weeks as the season progresses.
We listened to our customers who are returning to back-to-basic self-sufficient lifestyles wanting quality maple syrup processing equipment on a limited budget. Our budget-friendly small hobby maple syrup cooking pans and evaporators allow the hobby producer to step up to a more professional cooker that is budget-friendly, more efficient, and safer than juggling around kitchen pots and pans.
We do offer the larger hobby and professional maple syrup processing equipment made by the Amish Sunrise Metal shop in Indiana. Click Here to view all our maple syrup processing equipment.