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    Default How much of a boil to expect from a 2x4 Leader Supreme pan?

    Went to help the young lad that I helped finance the new evaporator with his test boil of water today. While the micro flues in the middle seemed to boil pretty good,the two flat pan sides were not doing much. Maybe need to close off under the smokestack more,but donít want to choke the fire back so much it wonít draw. Have about 2-2.5 ď under the stack of clearance now
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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    Sap boils differently than water. Try it with sap before you change anything.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

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    I have same PAN. the CENTER boils violently but draw off side should boil well. I had issue with the violent boil causing back wash from draw off side into CENTER so I bought partition from leader that allows me to narrow the openings to prevent backwash.
    110 taps W.F Mason 2x3 and two turkey friers for finishing

    2011 expanding to a Mason 2x4 with a blower increasing taps to about 200
    2011 Hurricane Irene rips thru my small sugar bush cost me to lose 20% of taps
    2014 I have reworked my lines for 2014
    32 taps on 5/16 line with check valves
    57 taps on 3/16 line with check valves
    55 buckets with total tapped trees of 144

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