Water jacket finish canners maintain uniform steady temperatures which, help to reduce the new formation of sugar sand caused by re-boiling maple syrup after it has been cooked down on an outdoor evaporator.
Using a standard finish canner over a direct heat source is difficult even for the pro. The safe range for sanitary bottling is between 180-190 F. Most will end up at some point reaching the boiling point with burner hotspots to maintain the temps for bottling.
The syrup can easily cool down below the safe bottling temperature at the end of the bottling process. Boiling the syrup adds sugar sand that ends up in the syrup bottles.
On a water jacket canner, the direct heat is directed to heating water surrounding the finishing pan much like a double pan boiler used on a stovetop. This water jacket acts in two ways of preventing the contents from absorbing the direct heat with burner hot spots as well as insulating and holding a very stable temperature inside until the last drop is bottled.
The inside temp will be the same from start to finish in bottling maple syrup as well as ready to finish the next batch of syrup.
The canner is USA Amish made from mirror food-grade 20-gauge 304 Stainless Steel.
Measures 23" long x 16" wide x 13" Tall. Each canner comes with a 1/4" and 1/2" threaded outlet to install a thermometer and a bottle filler drain valve, which is included. The canner features a "V" bottom for easier draining of syrup and a removable stainless screen filter tray.
The filter tray will hold both a pre-filter and the main filter. Select 3 x 3 cut to fit washable filters below using the drop-down boxes. The pre-filters are replaced more often and offered in a package of two.
We also have a three burner 16-gallon water jacket finish canner as well as standard finish cookers in two and three burners without the water jacket or "V" bottom.
These are multipurpose cookers that can be used above the boiling point for small batches of maple syrup as well as for canning and hot water cooking. Click Here to see all our cookers and canner options.
Maple syrup cookers made in this popular Amish shop are difficult to keep in stock. Please allow up to 4 weeks for shipping.
Ships UPS Dimensional weight, overall empty weight is 35 lbs.