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    Default Fuel oil cooker

    Making a new cooker out of a 250 gallon fuel oil barrel cooker an I am wondering whether or not to recess the pan or just set it on top of the stove ?

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    I recessed mine. Seemed to make sense at the time to keep the pan hotter and I'm glad I did. Where in WI are you?
    2012 8 Taps 3 pts syrup.
    2013 38 Taps 10 gals. syrup made with turkey cooker
    2014 57 Taps 10 gals. syrup. Homemade fuel oil tank evaporator
    2015 51 Taps, 10 gals. syrup.
    2016 50 Taps, 9 gals. Syrup
    2017 54 Taps, 13 gals. syrup
    2018 75 Taps, 21 gals. syrup
    2019 67 Taps, 21 gals.
    2020 73 Taps, 20 gals.

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    Make it so that the bottom of the pan is exposed to the flames but not the sides. That will keep sap from burning onto the sides and darkening the syrup.
    Russ

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

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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    Cameron near Rice Lake

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    My pan sits on angle iron rails with gaskets. It never gets hot enough to burn but stays just a little bit warmer. Really helped before I had my shack and the cold winds blew. I had my 2 x 4 pan made at a local shop to fit the tank so its about 26" by 48". It only cost me $225. 8 years ago.

    I worked one summer just east of Cameron. Beautiful country.
    2012 8 Taps 3 pts syrup.
    2013 38 Taps 10 gals. syrup made with turkey cooker
    2014 57 Taps 10 gals. syrup. Homemade fuel oil tank evaporator
    2015 51 Taps, 10 gals. syrup.
    2016 50 Taps, 9 gals. Syrup
    2017 54 Taps, 13 gals. syrup
    2018 75 Taps, 21 gals. syrup
    2019 67 Taps, 21 gals.
    2020 73 Taps, 20 gals.

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