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Handcrafted Evaporators
by Artisans in Hilbert, WI

Pans Available Immediately!

We have a limited stock available of the following pan styles/sizes. These pans that are already crafted, in stock, and ready to go as of the date below! If the pan you desire is not in this list, there may be a lead time and your order will be crafted in the order in which it is received.

Pans Available Immediately as of 2/24/21 at 7:00am:

Maple Syrup Evaporators


Corsair, Liberator and Silverplate = Estimated delivery Summer/Fall 2021.
StarCat and Dauntless = 7 – 13+ week lead time.
Gas-Fired Finisher/Evaporator = 7+ week lead time.

The most efficient way to secure your position in the queue is to place your order here on the website. Orders will be filled in the order in which they were received. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! We promise it will be worth the wait.

We can help you find the best evaporator for your situation. We will keep in mind four key factors: tap count, desired features, footprint and budget. Contact us if you would like help!

Handcrafted Evaporators by Smoky Lake:

StarCat Wood-Fired EvaporatorDauntless Wood-Fired EvaporatorCorsair Wood-Fired EvaporatorSilverplate Wood-Fired EvaporatorGas-Fired Evaporator/FinisherLiberator Gas or Oil Evaporator

Most Popular Configurations:


Smoky Lake is an official dealer of DSD Stars, Maple Tech Tools, LineViper and more!

Smoky Lake also offers tapping solutions that can’t be found anywhere else! Check out our exclusive line of bag holders, sap collection bags and reusable taps!


UPDATED 2-8-2021: DUE TO THEIR EXTREME POPULARITY, ALL HANDCRAFTED BOTTLERS ARE EXPERIENCING EXTENDED LEAD TIME, 8+ WEEKS. Orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they were received. The fastest way to secure your position in the queue is to place an order here on the website. We are honored to have the opportunity to craft this premium product for you. Thank you for your patience. We promise it will be worth the wait! 

Testing Instruments

Whether your are testing the temperature, density or color, Smoky Lake offers premium products to get the job done quickly and accurately!

Filtering Equipment

There are three main methods of filtering maple syrup:

We are happy to help you select the right filtering equipment to fit your needs and budget!

Questions About Your Order’s Progress? 

Lead times for our handcrafted products are already listed throughout the website. We are doing everything humanly possible to stick to those estimates.

Time is precious. Allow us to use this time to focus on getting your work done. Jammed phone lines and extreme email volumes hinder efficiency. Again, please reference the website for lead times.

Thank you for your excitement, but also for your patience. You are VERY important to us. Your cooperation helps us complete your order as promptly as possible.