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    Default Barrel evaporator version 1, and version 2

    So I am finally getting back into syruping after about 25 years. Due to some life events we had to scale back how big of an evaporator we are starting with. So I decided to build a test barrel evaporator to figure out what I wanted and to practice my tig welding on thin stainless. So I created this 18" × 30" evaporator. I definitely learned a lot. I plan on making mine 24"×32" plus a preheating pan that will be 24"×25".
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    Well evaporator two is complete. Its was 12×28×6 1/2". I built it for a coworker, he was boiling on two cake pans over an open fire. He was very excited when I dropped it off today. His kids were pretty excited two. Which makes you happy to see after all the work. Now I finally get to complete my own evaporator. Just in time a good run should be starting tomorrow.
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    Nice work. Reminds me of my first one.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
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    So I finally got to work on my own evaporator it's a 4 channel divided pan, 24"×32" with 8" sides. I finished the insulation and bricking. I am now working on my preheater pan. And some facsimile of a good. I am trying to finished by this weekend.
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    Default Well it's not done but it is getting closer

    The preheater pan is so high because I plan on making a good of some type. Because I am boiling outside. And I know I am not going to have great weather every time I boil. But so far I am bold about 5 gallons an hour. Not to bad for a cheap homemade job including pans.
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