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    Jared91,
    I believe they are recommending moving the open block up one space closer to the pan. You might get better draft. Then again your mileage may vary! Rule 1 of suryp making. If you have fire under the pan have liquid in the pan! After that its all fancy stuff to get more liquid boiled faster!
    Your doing good! Welcome to our world! have fun making syrup!
    My guess is the 91 in your handle is your age? I have a grandson that is a 91 model too!
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]20330[/ATTCH] nothing fancy but it works for us I'm hoping to find a used evaperator in the next year or so
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    IMG_20191105_125427513.jpg. Nothing fancy but it works for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarmaker View Post
    Jared91,
    I believe they are recommending moving the open block up one space closer to the pan. You might get better draft. Then again your mileage may vary! Rule 1 of suryp making. If you have fire under the pan have liquid in the pan! After that its all fancy stuff to get more liquid boiled faster!
    Your doing good! Welcome to our world! have fun making syrup!
    My guess is the 91 in your handle is your age? I have a grandson that is a 91 model too!
    Regards,
    Chris.
    The only problem with moving the open block up is its partially blocked where i bought the 6 inch deep pans that everybody recommended. Would this still work to keep it just like this?
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    Jarred I think you'll have more than enough draft with that block at the top.
    It also looks like you can play with the bricks on the sides if you need more.

    You're going to want to keep as much heat as you can up and under those pans to be efficient.
    There's only one way to find out...and the best part is you can change on "the fly" if need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredd91 View Post
    The only problem with moving the open block up is its partially blocked where i bought the 6 inch deep pans that everybody recommended. Would this still work to keep it just like this?
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    After seeing the picture of your pans. It looks about right. As mentioned, try it and make some syrup.
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    As for blocking the pans, build an extension into the back that will accommodate your pipe. Use half blocks if necessary. It only needs to be big enough for your pipe ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredd91 View Post
    The only problem with moving the open block up is its partially blocked where i bought the 6 inch deep pans that everybody recommended. Would this still work to keep it just like this?
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    I think that is ideal, the heat/smoke is going to have to hit/go around your pans to get to the exit/out of your fire pit area. The idea is to force the heat up into your pans.

    The only concern that I would have with this setup is that you may get some scorching on the sides of your pans because they are exposed to the flame.
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    Nate is correct but I bet the folks making syrup in the cast iron kettles got some scorch and smoke flavors too! Keep making and tasting and enjoying the experience with family and friends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye gold View Post
    As for blocking the pans, build an extension into the back that will accommodate your pipe. Use half blocks if necessary. It only needs to be big enough for your pipe ..
    I didnt plan on adding a pipe if its not truly necessary. What really is the purpose of having an actually chimney or pipe? I figured it just needs a place for smoke to escape

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