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    No that my fault. I typed in new maple syrup evaporators for 2020 and then down the list was a heading for Maple Syrup Equipment for sale or trade Public Group/Facebook. Try clicking on this and it will give you a lot of different equipment and also have in there the maple dudes items. again sorry.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - going for 100 taps bags and buckets

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    No worries . If you included a link in your post it didnít work. I canít click on anything , unless it is my phone doing it .


    Quote Originally Posted by Pdiamond View Post
    No that my fault. I typed in new maple syrup evaporators for 2020 and then down the list was a heading for Maple Syrup Equipment for sale or trade Public Group/Facebook. Try clicking on this and it will give you a lot of different equipment and also have in there the maple dudes items. again sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcorey View Post
    Just checked bascoms website and noticed they have a used mini pro. Anyone have experience with them? https://www.bascommaple.com/item/u57...d_evaporators/
    The Mini Pro is a nice unit because it has a complete float set-up similar to the larger evaporators. While it is a little narrower than a 2x4, it does have an actual flue pan so the evaporation rate will be similar to a traditional 2x4. At 100 taps it would work well, but if you got to a 150+ you would be better off looking for a 2x6. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us directly.

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    2020 ~New Smokey Lake Dauntless w/flat pan
    40 Taps on drop lines

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    I think Iím gonna get a Smokey lake maple product . Iíd like a 2x5, but may get a 2x4 for this season and see if I need to upgrade . My next question. Which style pan should I get ? Flat, flat divided , hybrid , or a raised or drop flue ? Iíve been reading about the differences in them , and I am kinda leaning toward a hybrid setup.

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    Talk with the folks at Smoky Lake they will be able to give you the better information. Were it myself, i would probably choose the hybrid hobby pro pan.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - going for 100 taps bags and buckets

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    In my experience, having used both hybrid pans and separate flue and syrup pan setups, there is a distinct advantage to having separate pans when it comes to cleaning. For me, removing an 18x18 syrup pan for cleaning out sugar sand mid season is much easier than on a larger 18x48 or 2x4 hybrid pan.
    55ish taps
    D&G Sportsman 18x63
    RB15 RO Bucket
    Stihl 044 and 026

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    There is a nice looking 2x7 rig in the classifieds straight north of you in vt. There are some smaller options listed as well.

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    Kcorey, I'm in Killingworth. This year I'm going to do 60-70 taps on a WF Mason 2x3. It's my first year with it and I can't wait. I really enjoy the hobby and don't mind spending hours boiling. I would think a 2x4 would be more than enough for under 100 taps. Even if you get a huge run on back to back days, say that puts you up to 300 gallons. you could easily boil that off in a weekend if you can get 15+ GPH rates on a 2x4 (Depending on the pan). I think a Mason rig would be almost impossible to get this late in the season. Good luck this year!
    2020 -Mason 2x3, Shooting for 70 taps.
    2019 - First season - Homemade barrel evap. 25 taps on buckets. 4 gal. THE ADDICTION BEGINS!!
    No Sugar Shack yet.
    Wishing I had more property/trees.

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    I have a Smokey Lake 2x5 Hybrid. Works great, but it is a 2 person job to remove and re-install pan for mid season cleanings (1 or 2). And I always end up looking like a chimney sweep when done

    Dave
    Mountain Maple farm
    2019: 180 taps, 60 on gravity, 100+ on vacuum using my programmable S3 controllers
    New website:
    https://www.mountainmaplefarm.com
    https://www.facebook.com/MountainMapleFarm/

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