Finally a bench-top, high efficiency gas-fired heating system dedicated solely to the purpose of evaporating sap and finishing syrup. Smoky Lake Maple Products is the first to bring you a sealed combustion propane fueled burner that has the ability to connect to a vent or a chimney.
The multiple air-cooled turbo jet burners, when on high fire, are able to bring your raw sap up to a full boil in less than in less than 8 minutes, and the included regulator allows you to throttle the heat back to the perfect setting to maintain your temperature all day long. The 2′ x 4′ version is able to bring 40 gallons of finished syrup to bottling temperature in 20 minutes.
Though chimney venting is not required with this unit, it is recommended when using the heater in a confined space for extended periods of time.
Fully insulated with ceramic fiber insulation, the heat is directed into your pan, not allowed to spill into the room and be wasted.
The burners produce about 75,000 btus per nozzle. They use high pressure, 20psi.
Flat and Furious.
Premium Flat Pans by Smoky Lake are crafted with 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel — which has superior heat transfer compared to our competitors’ thicker gauges. They come standard with a thermometer port, draw-off port and stainless steel Ball Valve. They also feature full length, built-in handles. We confidently back every pan with a lifetime limited warranty on all TIG welds. Every pan is American made at our headquarters in Hilbert, Wisconsin.
New for 2019! Every Flat Pan now comes standard with our Level Assist feature. This feature marks the recommended starting sap depth of 2″ in your pan. It will also make it easy to see whether or not your pan is sitting level.
The 2′ x 4′ Gas fired burner system will consume about 9 lbs of LP per hour at a moderate rate of fire. At this rate the pan will be evaporating around 10–12 gallons per hour. This is a very efficient way to boil sap with gas!
On maximum fire, the 5 burners on the 2′ x 4′ burner set are capable of consuming up to 16 lbs of LP at which rate the evaporation rate increases disproportionately to about 15 gph. Moderation and fine tuning are important if you’re using this system as your primary evaporator. A pressure gauge on the burner manifold makes this quite easy. Likewise, a marginally lower firing rate will be more fuel efficient, but with a slightly lower evaporation rate.