Wood-fired cookers are the best option to evenly cook and finish maple syrup.
Sunrise 2 x 3 Hobby model features one flat pan that is divided into three processing sections. The pan can be reversed to provide reversed flow. It will process approximately 10 gals of sap per hour.
The overall cooking surface is 864 sq. inches.
The capacity may be more or less based on the type of wood and how attentive the operator is to keep the fire burning consistently.
Compare to others on the market and discover how these Amish made evaporators stack up:
- 20 Gauge 304 welded Stainless Steel is used in the pans, most will use 22-24 Gauge, which they do not advertise.
- 14 Gauge galvanized sheet metal used on the sides, most use thinner metal
- Brick lined fireboxes, most will be shipped without firebrick to be added by the customer
- A larger Firebox means less filling
- Heavy-duty warp-free Steel fire grate, most will use a lighter steel
- Thicker metal on the firebox for longer life
The firebox measures 16” x 24” and has an ash access door for easy ash removal and draft control. (picture shows firebox construction before the firebrick has been added)
Ash pit is built open bottom so that it does not collect rainwater and create rust-out issues. The unit will need to be placed on a solid surface such as a slab or brick pad.
Apply raw sap into evaporator pan, maintain a minimum of 2” of sap in the pan at all times. Never cook dry!
Start the fire in the firebox maintaining a vigorous fire throughout the evaporation process.
Includes: drain valve, plug, thermometer, starter smokestack plus two 4' sections, and firebrick lining.
Add optional smokestack roof jack, with storm collar, rope pull cap, and extra 8" x 4' pipe for sugar shack set up using the drop-down boxes.
For the roof jack, we will need to know the roof pitch of the sugar shack and if the roof jack will be on one side or straddle the top of the ridge. Please leave us a message in the comment box at checkout.
Note: the picture shows the cooker with the optional pre-heating tank on the very top. This tank is not included in the price. Some will use this optional tank to store sap to fill the cooking pan. You may add the tank using the drop-down boxes. The tank comes with a lead-free valve and stainless elbow.
The overall weight with firebrick is 400 lbs. Ships F.O.B. on a 3 x 4 skid crated. The factory charges $175. to crate for truck freight.
Shipping is not included in the price. This item will need to be shipped truck freight from Northern Indiana to a business address or a freight terminal in your city, so it is priced F.O.B.
To ship to a business address in the United States with maple trees we estimate the cost is $500 or less plus the $100 crate fee. You may select the shipping estimate and apply a shipping deposit.
You may also select the F.O.B direct shipping quote and we will obtain a quote to a business address in your city.
We will refund the difference of the shipping deposit to you of our actual shipping cost. If the actual cost is higher, we will cover the additional cost up to 10% above the shipping deposit.
If the actual shipping cost is still above this amount, we will contact you for the additional amount or upon your request to provide a full refund before processing your order.
We can also arrange for dock pickup at the factory if you are within driving distance to Northern Indiana.
Additional pictures are of the large wood-fired syrup cooker setup to make syrup. Contact us for these commercial-sized models.