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    Default Evap pans??

    Ok so my first batch of 5-7 gallons took 6 hours!!! In a tall turkey cooker pot. I really need to find a pan quick to do my next batch before it goes bad and i dont wanna be all day because i have probably 15 gallons or so now. Are there any stores that sell pans that would work for now other than ordering the right ones off the internet

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    Full size steam table pans (stainless steel) are available on Amazon quickly and work better than a tall pot (more surface area to steam away water).

    Depends what you are using as a burner / heat source, but you could put these on the Turkey fryer, your grill, or even your stove. Just dont boil the raw sap in your house.... too much steam. It's better to do finishing of the near up syrup in the house.

    Winco SPJL-106 Anti-Jamming Steam Pan, Full-Size x 6-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HEUZIS..._pjMNCb9BZ3WN1

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    A lot of cooking supply stores carry them too. You might find them in your area.
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 gall syrup
    2017: Same homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time (New baby!) 12 taps and short season. 2.2 gallons syrup.
    2019: Still very limited time. Downsized to 7 taps and a short season. 1.8 gallons syrup
    2020: 9 taps, new Mason 2x3 XL halfway through season, 2 gallons syrup

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    You don't say where in Maine you are, but, for example, Restaurant Barn in Ellsworth definitely has them. Ask for full-size steam table pans. You can see various sizes of steam tray pans in their shop someone posted an image of on google in their store:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Re...6!4d-68.396759
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 gall syrup
    2017: Same homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time (New baby!) 12 taps and short season. 2.2 gallons syrup.
    2019: Still very limited time. Downsized to 7 taps and a short season. 1.8 gallons syrup
    2020: 9 taps, new Mason 2x3 XL halfway through season, 2 gallons syrup

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    A guy in Newburgh has some for sale in Uncle Henry's if that's close to you.

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    If you have access to dry wood, get some steam pans and whip up a block or barrel arch quick. You'll be miles ahead of the turkey cooker.

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    Please check out the folks at Vermont Evaporator Co. They have a banner at the top right of this page. They sell awesome pans for the hobbyist at very good prices. They are based in Montpelier, Vt.

    www.vtevap.com is their webpage.
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    For a $100 more you could have a starcat evaporator. Just Sayin
    80 Taps on Buckets
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    Slurping Sap Since 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber006 View Post
    For a $100 more you could have a starcat evaporator. Just Sayin
    But Smokey isn’t indirectly paying for us to use this forum for free. Just sayin!

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