+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Leader 2x4 Vermonter Raised Flue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Northeast Indiana
    Posts
    34

    Default Leader 2x4 Vermonter Raised Flue

    In the new Leader catalog I see they are now offering a 2x4 Vermonter pan. What caught my eye was that it is a raised flue. At first I thought it was a typo but the float valves are inside the pan. This seems like an nice hobby pan. The Youtube video I found says it retails for $1850 which is a good price point. I can't wait to see some reviews on it. Has anyone offered a raised flue Vermonter pan before?


    https://youtu.be/yTtmOLiV3Pk
    Sunrise 2X4 Hobby
    Smoky Lake Hybrid Pan

    2020
    100 Taps

    2019
    40 Taps

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chatham NH
    Posts
    1,241

    Default

    Small brothers made a 2x4 hybrid in the 80s , 2x3 raised flue section, think it was 8, 4" flues, and a 2x1' 2 compartment syrup pan. I think Grimm made one similar.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    169

    Default

    I assume that's for pan only. That's a pretty good value for a raised flue with floats included. Too bad it's a "hybrid" pan, but it's built to a nice price point.
    Dave
    2014 30 taps, steam tray pans
    2015 ~100 taps, in conjunction with University of Louisville
    2x5 Smoky Lake hybrid pan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Old Lyme, CT
    Posts
    272

    Default

    Bill Mason makes a 2X4 raised flue evaporator:

    Evaporator photo 6.jpg

    Mark
    Mason 2x4 w/raised flue pan, 240 gal. sap tank, 80 Reds on 5/16 tubing and Lunchbox releaser/pump, 20 sugars on buckets

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Northeast Indiana
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Yes. Bill's pan is very nice! I had never seen a raised flue hybrid pan before.
    Sunrise 2X4 Hobby
    Smoky Lake Hybrid Pan

    2020
    100 Taps

    2019
    40 Taps

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    1

    Default

    I am interested in both the new leader Vermonter pan and the Mason raised flue pan. I have talked Bill and leader, but I'd like to hear more feedback if possible.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Richmond, Vermont
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Does anyone know the efficiency of the Leader Vermonter 2x4 hybrid pan? Leader is local and I’d like to buy from them but to me Smokey Lake is way out front of them and Lapierre in terms of published materials to allow consumers to make the most educated decision. Smokey Lake is also made in the US so I wouldn’t feel bad giving them my money either!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Northeast Indiana
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Great question. The Leader has 11- 5 inch flues with internal float valves and the SL 8- 5 inch flues with external floats.

    I got a solid 15gph with my SL last year using natural draft and boiling outside. It's rated for 15-20. I'd think the Leader would be very similar.
    Sunrise 2X4 Hobby
    Smoky Lake Hybrid Pan

    2020
    100 Taps

    2019
    40 Taps

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts