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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Loudonville, Ohio

    Default Is this normal ?

    This is my first year boiling with my Smoky Lake Hybrid with Pro package. Everything is going great after finally getting the pan sweetened. BUT this is what I am dealing with. ALOT of splash out from the right side of the pan coating the pan and arch. Next year I am going to fabricate a stainless splash guard. I am running the pan approximately 1 inch deep.20160223_144037.jpg
    2013 Block arch 3 steamtable pans, 18 taps
    2014 Oil "Tankenstein" evaporator 45 taps so far
    2015 75 taps of buckets and bags
    2016 240 taps on bags, custom arch, 2x5 hybrid. 18.5 gallons syrup
    2017 200 taps on 3/16 gravity lines. No bags

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Suamico, WI


    That is right where the flames are hitting the flues if I'm guessing right. Lots of heat there is causing tons of hard boiling.
    custom made 2x7 intensofire
    With SL pans
    250 deer run
    300 3/16 (new 2016)
    500 sacks around the neighborhood

  3. #3
    lpakiz Guest


    Seems like a problem many folks here would love to have. Dial down the heat.....

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Washington County, VT


    I have the same thing happening on my hybrid pan. I started building up my fire right at the door to increase my boil in the front pans. Also took some sheet metal and built up a little 12 inch long 5 inch high splash guard. Seems to be helping.
    70 on 3/16 natural vac for 2018
    110 buckets
    2 x 5 Smoky Lake Hybrid pan on a custom arch
    12x24 salvaged sugarhouse built by wife's grandpa
    1965 Massey Ferguson 165 tractor to haul sap.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    We had the same problem on ours so we built a splash guard.
    2013 135 Taps 35 on Gravity, 100 on Buckets 11 Gallons Made
    2014 310 Taps 75 on Sureflo 4048, 235 on Buckets, 16'x16' Sugarshack, 5" Filter Press, 2x6 Smoky Lake Hybrid Pan (SOLD) 23 Gallons made
    2015 315 Taps, 17 on Sureflo 4008, 62 on Sureflo 4048, 236 on Buckets 31.25 Gallons Made
    2016 New Northwoods Stainless Finisher and Steamhood
    2017 325 Taps 34 Gallons Made
    2018 150 Taps New Northwoods Stainless 2x6 Raised Flue w/ Air Tight Arch 40+ Gallons Made

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Western NY


    I know this is an old thread but I have the same problem with my hybrid pan, anyone have pics of the splash guard they made?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    Build a splash guard and keep burning the rig the way you are.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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