Corsair with Hybrid by Smoky Lake Maple
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2′ × 4′ Corsair Evaporator w/Hybrid Pro Pan (Includes Drain Manifold)

(4 customer reviews)

From: $3,811.13

NOTICE: Due to extreme popularity/demand, ALL Corsair models are experiencing extending lead times at this time. Mid-summer orders are on track for late fall or early winter delivery. The best/quickest way to get your order in the system is to place the order here online. Thank you for your patience. We guarantee this product is worth the wait!

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This evaporator is rated for 50 – 160 taps.
Estimated evaporation rate is 18 – 23+ gallons per hour.
It will take 13.9 gallons of sap to fill the pan 2″ deep.


  1. Hybrid Hobby Pro Pan

    • 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel
    • Eight drop flues in the back section
    • Two finishing compartments in the front section
    • Stainless steel divider in the flue section
    • 3/4″ stainless steel, full port Draw-Off Valve
    • 1/4″ port with 3″ Dial Maple Thermometer
    • 1/4″ port to accommodate an optional Auto Draw Off System
    • Brackets and ports for an optional float box
    • Contoured pan profile for added pan strength
    • Full length, built in handles
    • Instructions for using a hybrid pan

  2. Corsair Arch

    • Strong, Reliable Steel Frame
    • Large Air-tight Loading Door
    • Large Combustion Chamber
    • Both Natural Draft and Forced Draft Available
      • If you choose natural draft, the arch will come with a Perforated Knock Out and Mounting Studs so that a Forced Air Kit could easily be added in the future.
      • If you choose to add the Forced Draft Kit at this time, we will mount the electric blower to the arch and include upgraded Domed Cast Iron Grates

  3. Stack Pipe and Base Stack

    • Galvanized Steel construction unless upgraded to Stainless Steel (longer life expectancy).
    • The total length of the Stack Pipe is always double the length of the arch. Maximum = 12 feet.

  4. Gasket Material

    • Rope Gasket with stiffener to be placed behind the pan
    • Flat Rope Gasket for the pan to sit on top of


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 Premium Stainless Steel Hybrid Hobby Pan

The Smoky Lake Hybrid Hobby pans are a flue pan and a front syrup pan all built into one.

The Smoky Lake Hybrid Hobby pan will evaporate 250% faster than a standard flat pan. The pan has eight drop flues in the back and two finishing compartments in the front. Being that it is one pan you don’t need to worry about gaskets and there are no external transition fittings which cool your sap down. Switching to a hybrid pan is as simple as just replacing your flat pan. The stainless steel draw-off valve and 0–50 maple thermometer are included. Every pan comes with brackets and ports for a float box so you can add one now or later on.

All Smoky Lake Maple pans are made with premium 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel. The side profile of the pans are designed for extreme durability and includes full length handles to make them easy to move. All of our valves and fittings are pure stainless steel, NOT just nickel plated. All of our equipment is fully TIG welded to the highest food grade standards. We are very proud to offer the very best equipment in the maple industry. Made in the USA.

Corsair Arch

This revolutionary evaporator design is fully convertible from conventional draft to forced draft in an instant. The airtight front gives you a critical advantage in efficiency and performance whether you’re running the forced air kit or if you choose to keep things simple with natural aspiration. 

The large loading door nicely compliments the large combustion chamber. This air-tight door will help prevent cold air from being pulled along the bottom of pan, negatively effecting evaporation rate and efficiency. 

The Corsair arch is fully steel framed. The entire perimeter is built as strong as possible, giving you confidence when filling the pans above it with your precious liquid and igniting an intense fire inside it. Additionally, the arch fits the geometry of whatever pan set you plan to use on it, forcing the pan to take full advantage of the heat created within. 

Insulating the Arch

See our Brick and Insulation Kit page for details regarding the sizes/quantities of bricks required for each size evaporator.

Please note: The Corsair air-tight firebox door will come pre-insulated for you. The ceramic blanket, firebrick and mortar which required to insulate/protect the remainder of the arch is sold separately.

Four Reasons the Door Design is Critical

1Competitor doors/fireboxes are often much too small. In contrast, the 16″ x 16″ Corsair doorway makes it easier to load wood, and generate more heat.

2If you ever want to upgrade to Forced Draft — either now or in the future — you need an airtight door. With Corsair, you’re all set.

Regardless whether you have Forced Draft or Natural Draft, an airtight door increases efficiency. A leaky door works against you by allowing cold air to enter the firebox and cool your pans.

4Our competitors’ cast iron door fronts have been cracking since the 1800s. The Smoky Lake Corsair door will not. We guarantee it.

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Forced Draft Kit Option

Forced Draft Kit includes domed gratesBENEFITS:

  • Much higher evaporation rate compared to natural draft.
  • Easier to burn larger/unseasoned wood. This means you won’t have to cut your firewood as fine and you can burn wood that is less perfect.
  • Increased agility. You will be able to shut down your evaporator much faster because it allows firewood to burn quicker and more completely.


The forced draft option includes upgraded domed cast iron grates and an electric blower. If ordered at this time, the blower will come pre-mounted to the arch. Otherwise, if you order the arch as conventional draft, the back of the Corsair firebox will include a perforated knock out and mounting studs to accommodate a forced air kit in the future. If the time comes when you need more performance, just remove the knock out, mount the blower and replace the steel grates with the kit’s new perforated, domed cast iron grates.

Additional information

Pan Size

2' x 4'

4 reviews for 2′ × 4′ Corsair Evaporator w/Hybrid Pro Pan (Includes Drain Manifold)

  1. Joe Adamson

    Amazing setup that takes the worry out of boiling.

    I have had this setup for two years and finally had time to do this write-up. With a good hot fire and everything dialed in I have gotten 21 gallons boiled down in an hour. With 70 taps and a very short time I can boil due to a very active family this setup allow me to enjoy making maple syrup. The float box option is one of the best auto fills i have ever seen. Cleaning the corners is a little difficult if you let the scum dry out, I just use a spray bottle filled with maple water to flush out the corners while I am boiling. Other wise this is a great setup.

  2. Bill Rowell

    This setup is incredible! I have all of the upgrades available since I knew I would be boiling alone most days and this is my first time making maple syrup. Having the float box along with great lakes auto draw off and stack temp monitor takes the guesswork out of making syrup. Without really pushing things I have averaged 25 gph evaporation rates which is a perfect match for my 75 taps.

  3. N. Curtis, Irasburg, VT

    Good afternoon
    I just wanted to say my new evaporator was delivered on Sunday and i can’t say enough how friendly your driver was then I inspected the new rig trying to hold back my excitement but it was perfect as far as I can see.
    I now have it setup in my sugar house insulated, bricked and ready I’m so excited.
    I have watched many YouTube videos about Smoky lake and could see the quality was spot on but the have this evaporator in my hands surpasses what I expected. I want to thank you ALL at smoky lake maple for this evaporator.
    I look forward to first boil and I’m sure it will be good one.
    I’m positive your name will be passed on to anyone who asks About starting or upgrading there operation.
    Thank you again and I’ll be in touch soon about float box.

  4. Scott Huff

    First year with this setup and it is impressive. The quality of the workmanship is superb and the customer service could not be better.

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