Current Lead Times

Thank you for utilizing this resource. We are doing our very best to keep you updated on what we are working through. To our dismay, we do not have the luxury to call each customer individually to discuss each update. We absolutely wish we could, but we simply don’t have the manpower. We are focusing our energy on production efficiency and getting the work completed. Please check back to the website periodically for updates.

The longer you have been in our production queue, the more favorable your position in the queue. Things are moving right along as swiftly as can be expected based on extreme order volumes at this time. See our Ordering FAQ for more details.

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Full Evaporator Lead Times

Full Evaporators = Arch (Firebox) + Pan.

This product typically ships with SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground. You will receive a tracking number via email.

WEBSITE ORDERS…

  • Current Lead Time: Order now for ultra fast turn around time! As of April 7, we will be able to ship within days.

IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY…

  • Smoky Lake Headquarters, 208 N 12th St, Hilbert, Wisconsin, (920) 202-4500
  • The Maple Dude, Wisconsin, (715) 571-3329 — As of March 14, two StarCat with Flat Pan Evaporators were still available for pick up!
  • Longville General Store, Minnesota, (952) 239-9913

FLAT PAN & DIVIDED PAN:

When your order is ready, it will typically ship via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery. You will receive a tracking number via email.

  • As of April 7: We are caught up! Ultra fast turn around times!
  • Showroom Special: For more immediate turn around and free brick kit, please consider local pick up. (details below)

DIVIDED PAN:

When your order is ready, it will typically ship via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery. You will receive a tracking number via email.

  • As of April 7: We are caught up! Ultra fast turn around times!
  • Showroom Special: For more immediate turn around and free brick kit, please consider local pick up. (details below)

DROP FLUE PAN SET:

This is a freight item and typically ships with our White Glove Carrier Network.

  • Showroom Special: While supplies last, we can offer immediate turn around and free brick kit, with local pick up in our showroom. (details below)
  • New Orders w/Free Shipping: Please order today to put your name on a Drop Flue Pan Set in our next batch! We will be producing and fulfilling this product over the summer months.

IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY…

Select LOCAL PICK UP at check out and then call us (920-202-4500) to schedule a pick up time. You will receive a FREE BRICK KIT with pick up.

Our partner store fronts may still have evaporators in stock too. Let them know that you were referred by Smoky Lake.

    • Longville General Store, Longville, Minnesota (952) 239-9913 — As of March 10, Dauntless Divided Evaporators still available for pick up!

This is a freight item which generally ships with our white glove carrier network. Fulfillment date will be influenced by our White Glove carrier routes.

We have a limited supply of select evaporators available for PICK UP. Please see our IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY page to claim an evaporator from our showroom. First come, first serve on those configurations.

We look forward to crafting/fulfilling made-to-order Corsair Arches throughout the summer/fall/winter of 2022.

At this point, given the amount of orders in our system, any evaporator ordered after May 1 is probably looking at late fall or early winter for shipping.

Order now with minimum 20% down to lock in the best price and reserve a favorable position in the queue. Simply select “check payment” at check out if you prefer to make a partial payment.

This is a freight item which generally ships with our white glove carrier network. Fulfillment date will be influenced by our White Glove carrier routes.

We look forward to crafting/fulfilling made-to-order Corsair Arches throughout the summer/fall/winter of 2022.

At this point, given the amount of orders in our system, any evaporator ordered after May 1 is probably looking at late fall or early winter for shipping.

Order now with minimum 20% down to lock in the best price and reserve a favorable position in the queue. Simply select “check payment” at check out if you prefer to make a partial payment.

This is a freight item which generally ships with our white glove carrier network. Fulfillment date will be influenced by our White Glove carrier routes.

We look forward to crafting/fulfilling made-to-order Corsair Arches throughout the summer/fall/winter of 2022.

At this point, given the amount of orders in our system, any evaporator ordered after May 1 is probably looking at late fall or early winter for shipping.

Order now with minimum 20% down to lock in the best price and reserve a favorable position in the queue. Simply select “check payment” at check out if you prefer to make a partial payment.

This product typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground. You will receive a tracking number via email.

  1. Turnaround Times as of 4/7/22:  Super fast! Ships within 1 – 7 days!
  2. Pick Up in Hilbert, WI: It is possible that we may have this product available for immediate pick up. Please select LOCAL PICK UP at check out and call 920-202-4500 to schedule a pick up time. We will also offer you a $40 discount at time of pick up.

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Pan Lead Times

These are lead times for individual pans.

Pans 2×4 or SMALLER:

These pans typically ship via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery. You will receive a tracking number via email.

  • Turn Around Time: FAST! Usually ships within 2 business days.

Pans LARGER than 2×4:

These pans typically ship via our white glove carrier network. You will receive a notification via email when shipment has been scheduled.

  • Orders for Pick Up in Hilbert, WI: Please see our Showroom Specials to see what’s immediately available. Otherwise, your pan can usually be made to order within 2 business days. Please call us to discuss. 920-202-4500
  • Orders for Delivery: Fulfillment will be dictated by our white glove carrier freight schedules.

Full Pint Hybrids (2′ x 33″)

This item will ship via FedEx or SpeeDee Delivery UNLESS we have a white glove carrier who happens to be heading your direction soon.

  • Pick Up in Hilbert: If you have urgency, please call us and we’ll see what we can do to help! 920-202-4500. Otherwise, your order will be included in the next batch of Hybrid Pans that we produce.
  • Delivery: We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order during summer/fall 2022.

Hybrid Hobby Pro With Drain Manifold (2′ x 3′ or larger)

This is a freight item and will typically ship with our white glove carrier network. Pick up vs delivery may influence your lead time as follows:

  • Pick Up in Hilbert: Please see our Showroom Specials to see which pans are immediately available. Otherwise, if you need a standard size pan that is not in stock, we may be able to turn that around within a week. Please call us to discuss. 920-202-4500.
  • Delivery: We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order during summer/fall 2022. Please read the terms of our FREE FREIGHT program so that you are prepared to accept freight.

Order NOW to lock in best pricing (minimum 20% deposit required) and reserve a position in the queue.

This is a freight item and will typically ship via our white glove carrier network.

  • Pick Up in Hilbert: Please see our Showroom Specials to see if we have this pan immediately available. If they have all been spoken for, you can order now and we’ll get your name on the very next batch that comes through production!
  • Delivery: We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order during summer/fall 2022. Please read the terms of our FREE FREIGHT program so that you are prepared to accept freight.

Order now to lock in best pricing with a minimum 20% deposit. Simply select “Pay by Check” at check out if you want to do a partial payment. Full payment must be collected prior to shipping. (Pricing expected to go up this summer.)

This is a freight item and will typically ship via our white glove carrier network.

  • Pick Up in Hilbert: Please see our Showroom Specials to see which pans are immediately available. Otherwise, order now to get your name on the next batch of pan sets that come through production for summer fulfillment.
  • Delivery: We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order during summer/fall 2022. Please read the terms of our FREE FREIGHT program so that you are prepared to accept freight.

Order now to lock in best pricing with a minimum 20% deposit. Simply select “Pay by Check” at check out if you want to do a partial payment. Full payment must be collected prior to shipping. (Pricing expected to go up this summer.)

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Arch Lead Times

AKA “Fireboxes”. This section is for orders of arches only, NOT Full Evaporators.

StarCat Arches: In Stock

Dauntless Arches: In Stock

Corsair Arches: Order now for Summer/Fall 2022

Silverplate Arches: Order now for Summer/Fall 2022

Liberator Arches: Order now for Summer/Fall 2022

Gas-Fired Finisher/Evaporator Arches: Please allow up to 1 – 10 days for shipping from your order date. We will exceed expectations whenever possible!

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Evaporator Accessory Lead Times

Stock is strong as of 4/7/22.

  • If Your Feed Pan Was Bundled with an Evaporator Pan: Your Feed Pan will ship at the same time as your evaporator pan unless you request otherwise.
  • If Ordered ALONE: You can expect super fast turn around time!

Generally speaking, the current lead time is 1–10 days for any individual Float Boxes.

If your Float Box is bundled with a Pan, then the fulfillment of your Float Box may be influenced by the lead time of your Pan. This item will be shipped at the same time as the rest of your order.

This is a freight item and generally ships with our white glove carrier network.

We look forward to fulfilling these orders throughout summer/fall 2022.

This is a freight item and is generally shipped with our white glove carrier network.

We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order in summer/fall 2022.

This is a freight item and generally ships with our white glove carrier network.

We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order in summer/fall 2022.

This product is generally shipped via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground unless it is part of a larger freight order.

If Bundled WITH an Evaporator: This item will ship at the same time as your evaporator.

If Ordered ALONE: This item will typically ship within 1 – 7 days.

As of April, we are happy to reintroduced individual lids to our website! Prior to this time, lids were only available when bundled with certain sizes of evaporators.

Our most popular sizes of lids are being turned around within 1–2 business days.

That being said, it is not possible for us to keep all sizes and styles of lids in stock at all times. Please allow up to 10 days for some lid sizes to ship. Thanks for your patience!

After a 7-month hiatus, product was reintroduced to our website in April, 2022!

We look forward to crafting and fulfilling this product for you this summer/fall.

Just a heads up, last year we had to stop taking orders for this product in September. Please do not delay. Get your order in now so that our production schedule can accommodate you over the summer/fall!

Most sizes of tanks are a freight class, so they generally ship with our white glove carrier network.

We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order in summer/fall 2022. Please order now to claim a tank from our next batch. This product is made to order and there will be a limited quantity available each year.

These tanks are a freight class, so they generally ship with our white glove carrier network.

We look forward to crafting and fulfilling your order in summer/fall 2022. Please order now to claim a tank from our next batch. This product is made to order and there will be a limited quantity available each year.

If you ordered a Simplicity Auto Draw Off System that was listed as “backorder”, we look forward to fulfilling this product for you in Fall, 2022.

Crescendo and Guardian Auto Draw Off Systems are generally being turned around in 1 – 3 business days.

If you had purchased your auto draw-off system as part of a larger order, it will ship at the same time as the rest of your items unless you requested otherwise.

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Filtering and Bottling Lead Times

Complete Steam Bottlers are generally shipped via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx unless it is part of a larger Freight Order. You will receive a tracking number when it ships.

12 x 12 Steam Bottlers

  • Status: This size is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! It was reintroduced to our website on 3/25/22.
  • Current Lead Time: We expect to have more bottlers through production the week of April 11. It will be here before you know it. Thank you for your patience.
  • Style Note: As of 1/19/22, our 12 x 12 bottlers will include a “Badgerland Style” Filter Tray. In other words, it may be a plain design and not the maple leaf design.

16 x 16 Steam Bottlers

  • Current Lead Time: Prior to 3/28/22, we had been turning these bottlers around within only 1 – 3 business days. Unfortunately, we are currently finding ourselves in an unexpected holding pattern as we await more parts to arrive. We expect to have more bottlers through production the week of April 11. It will be here before you know it. Thank you for your patience.

Filter Finisher Bottler Pans are generally shipped via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx unless it is part of a larger Freight Order. You will receive a tracking number when it ships.

12 x 12 Steam Bottlers

  • Status: This size is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! It was reintroduced to our website on 3/25/22.
  • Current Lead Time: We expect to have more of these through production the week of April 11. It will be here before you know it. Thank you for your patience.
  • Style Note: As of 1/19/22, our 12 x 12 bottlers will include a “Badgerland Style” Filter Tray. In other words, it may be a plain design and not the maple leaf design.

16 x 16 Steam Bottlers

  • Current Lead Time: Prior to 3/28/22, we had been turning these bottlers around within only 1 – 3 business days. Unfortunately, we are currently finding ourselves in an unexpected holding pattern as we await more parts to arrive. We expect to have more of these through production the week of April 11. It will be here before you know it. Thank you for your patience.

These bottlers will ship via SpeeDee Delivery or Fedex Ground, depending on your location. The only exception would be if this bottler is part of a larger freight order, then the bottler would ship with the rest of your freight.

IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE IN OUR SHOWROOM:
As of April 7, we have a handful of 6.5-Gallon Water-Jacketed Bottlers available for showroom pick up. Claim yours HERE, select Local Pick Up at check out and call (920) 202-4500 to schedule your pick up. At the time of pick up, we will discount an additional $40.


CLAIM A BOTTLER FROM OUR NEXT BATCH

This is an extremely labor intensive product to craft, and it demands the highest skill level of our artisans. Because of this fact, we run a very limited number of these popular bottlers each year. ORDER HERE to get your name on a bottler from our next batch with free shipping. Last year, the cut off for new orders was in August, so do not delay!

Most Filter Presses will ship with SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground unless we have a White Glove Carrier heading your way soon. 

As of 4/7/22, we have several 6-Filter Filter Presses – both the hand pump and the air pump options – immediately available.

Turn around time for a new order (any configuration) should be pretty quick, approx. 1 week from your order date.

For immediate pick up of select sizes/configurations:

  • Smoky Lake Headquarters, 920-202-4500
  • Partner storefront, The Maple Dude, in Granton, Wisconsin. (715) 571-3329

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Custom Work

We are accepting select custom projects at this time, however the window of time to place a custom order is very tight. Due to the volume of orders already in our schedule, we anticipate that we will stop accepting any new custom orders by June 1. If you need a custom size, do not delay. Contact us now.

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Current White Glove Carrier Routes

Whenever possible, we ship freight via our White Glove Carrier Network. The following list is what we are planning for at this point in time. Please keep in mind, these routes are still evolving and we are continuing to plan new routes as well! Learn more about Free Freight Shipping.

East Coast Route: Mid-June. Exact route is TBD. More information will be available in Late May.

Minnesota/Wisconsin Route: Mid-June. Exact route is TBD. More information will be available in Late May.

Please review the parameters of our Free freight shipping program and help us ensure a smooth delivery.

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