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Continuous Flow Divided Flat Pan

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

$450.00$890.00

Smoky Lake offers six standard sizes of premium grade, mirror finish stainless steel divided flat pans. Perfect for use as a boiling pan for hobbyists. We now also offer a 2′ x 33″ size which fits a Leader Half Pint Arch.

Proportions of Different Sizes

INCLUDES:

  • Two 3/4″ Draw-off Ports (Valves can be added at a discount)
  • Two Thermometer Ports (Thermometer sold separately)
  • Reversible Flow
  • Two stainless steel dividers
  • Lifetime guarantee on welds
  • FREE SHIPPING and shipping insurance in the USA! (Canadian customers please contact us for a quote.)

PLEASE NOTE: 2×5 and 2×6 pans are shipped as freight. Please allow a few extra days for delivery because we must build a crate, schedule a carrier, etc. Also, providing a commercial address will help expedite a freight shipment.

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Options for Thermometer Ports

These optional add-ons are available here at a discounted price when purchased with a continuous flow flat pan.

Options for Inlet Port

These add-ons are available here at a discounted price when purchased with a continuous flow flat pan.

Options for Draw-Off Port

These add-ons are available here at a discounted price when purchased with a continuous flow flat pan.

Description

Smoky Make Maple Products is the Midwest’s leader in premium maple syrup production equipment. We offer the highest quality, most efficient flat pans in the world.

Reverse Flow: This divided pan has 3/4″ draw off ports and thermometer ports in both corners allowing for flow reversal. (Stainless steel ball valves are sold separately OR you can upgrade to a float box assembly with extra valve at discount.)

Full Length Handles: The sides are hemmed and contoured offering superior strength and full length handles.

Efficiency: The material used to construct these pans is 22ga mirror finish stainless steel. Many competitors use thicker stainless which is a poor conductor of heat and requires more time to get up to boiling temperature.

Continuous Flow: The dividers on this pan are formed right into the pan body. NO SOLDERING. This makes the pan incredibly strong and helps eliminate possibility of leaking under the dividers. Ask competitors to show pictures of how they install dividers.

Every shipment is guaranteed and INSURED. We have custom, double reinforced, foam lined, cardboard crates made for each of our pans. We treat these pans during transit as the works of art that they are.

3/4″ stainless steel ball valves and thermometers are sold separately.

Instructions For Use:

  1. Remove all protective vinyl from the pan and other stainless steel parts (if applicable).
  2. Set the pan on top of your leveled arch. It does not matter which end is facing front because the pan is reversible. We recommend placing a braided rope gasket—which is resistant to high temp—under the edges of the pan in order to prevent cold air from being pulled under the pan.
  3. At the front end of the pan, there are two ports: a 3/4″ draw-off port and a 1/4″ thermometer port. Plumber’s tape should be used on all threaded connections to enhance seal and prevent binding.
    • 3/4″ Draw-off Port: To connect a Smoky Lake Ball Valve to the draw-off port, use a stainless steel nipple. (A nipple is a small piece of hardware with male threads on both ends.)
    • 1/4″ Thermometer Port: This port will accept a thermometer with 6″ stem and 1/4″ threads. Alternatively, you could use this port with a temperature probe for an auto draw-off system. If you do not want to monitor temperature, you can cap this port with a stainless steel hex plug.
  4. At the back end of the pan, there are two ports which are identical to the ones at the front of the pan. Plumber’s tape should be used on all threaded connections to enhance seal and prevent binding.
  5. Fill your pan with 2″ of raw sap. You will need to maintain this depth while you are boiling. Never allow the depth to get lower than 1″ as this can cause damage to both your pan and your syrup. Raw sap will always be added to the back corner of the pan. As you boil, a density gradient will develop since the back corner is constantly diluting. The sap will become more and more dense as it approaches the draw-off valve.
  6. Maple syrup finishes at 7º above the temperature of boiling water. When your thermometer reaches the bold 7 mark, you can open the draw-off valve and draw that syrup into a separate vessel for filtering. It is normal for the temperature to climb a little while you first start to draw off. When temperature drops below the bold 7 on your thermometer, close the draw-off valve. The remaining syrup will need to be boiled longer. If you do not have a thermometer, you will need to monitor syrup progress by doing periodic hydrometer tests. Even if you do have a thermometer, doing a periodic hydrometer test if a good idea. This will verify that your thermometer is calibrated correctly for your current elevation and atmospheric conditions.
  7. When you shut down your evaporator for the day, some evaporation may continue as the sap will still be hot. Continue to monitor and maintain sap depth until evaporation has stopped.
  8. The sap that is in your pan should stay in your pan. If you are boiling outside, you may choose to cover your pan to keep debris out of it. The next time you boil, you will pick up where you left off. Some mixing of the gradient may occur between boils. This is ok. The gradient will redefine itself as you start boiling again. Do not wait more than 2–7 days between boils in order to prevent the sap from spoiling. The warmer the weather gets, the quicker the sap will need to be boiled.
Downloadable Instruction Guide

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Width x Length x Height

2' x 2' x 8.5", 2' x 3' x 8.5", 2' x 33" x 8.5" (fits Leader Half Pint Arch), 2' x 4' x 8.5", 2' x 5' x 8.5", 2' x 6' x 8.5"

15 reviews for Continuous Flow Divided Flat Pan

  1. Steven Carlson, Upstate NY

    I am a welder myself and am amazed at the detail and am at awe over how you fasten the Buckeyes (ports) to the pan as well as the pass through of the dividers. Totally seamless and the dividers leave me at a loss for what this brake must look like and the sequence of how these brakes are achieved without the material being in the way of the next brake and the material formed so tightly you could not slide a sheet of paper between from underneath. After receiving your last email at the end of February and the timeline you provided, I started to search locally for 2 weeks and was told from the local CDL representative that they could not provide what I am looking for and directed me with links to every other distributors excluding you. We produce a lot of Syrup in Upstate NY and everyone I talk to, never heard of you or Smoky Lake even when I asked for your pans directly or told them of the features of your pans and used that as the criteria for the pan I was looking for by their vendors. I have already talked to a couple of other people that appear interested and they cannot believe the craftsmanship in this pan and I will continue to spread the word around here of Smoky Lake Maple Products and direct them to your business whenever possible.

    Thanks again for the amazing service You and your company has provided me and the Unsurpassed Quality incorporated in these pans. Looking forward to doing business with you in the future and directing other NYers to you as well.

  2. T. Molinero, Newfields, New Hampshire

    The evaporator pan is awesome. It works much better than my old pan.

  3. Martin Ruzinsky, Wolverine, Michigan

    I have finally found time to write and tell you the continuous flow pan is working great! Way better than my pan from last year.

  4. Chris R, Middlesex, VT

    Pan arrived in PERFECT condition yesterday ! Thanks so much for your work getting this to me and I will get some shots of it in action soon !

    Thanks again for the awesome pan and excellent service !

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Bush

    Damaged our 2×4 finish pan early in the season. Was happy to find the continuous flow pan in stock and delivered quickly at a very reasonable price. Worked great, was a little different approach than original 2 divider finish unit being continuous flow. Became comfortable with it and made some beautiful syrup rest of the season. Thanks

  6. Adam Cafro, Woolwich, Maine

    So my 2X4 continuous flow pan came in and I was just able to open the package. I am absolutely, down right, utterly impressed with the craftsmanship of this product! not one detail went un-looked. The welds are beautiful, every bend is perfect, every spot weld evenly placed, and even the shipping packaging makes it evident that these guys love what they do! And are good at it! This pan immediately FAR exceeded my expectations. Even the compensation cup I bought is beautiful! Thank you Jim and Angela! And the rest of the Smoky Lake Maple Crew!! Like it or not… You haven’t heard the last of me!

    I was so excited I had to set it up on the couch! Now to get my arch built!

  7. Justin Perreault, Woodbury, CT

    Greetings Jim!
    The pan is gorgeous! my wife and cat couldn’t get over it. Thanks for the great service and beautiful product, we look forward to using it this spring.
    Many Thanks.

  8. Aaron Travis, Swayzee, Indiana

    Just received my pan and feed pan…Oh my word!! It is awesome!!

  9. S Gerlock, New York

    Thanks so much for the awesome maple pan! We’re so happy with it and excited to use it.

  10. Sam Webber, Hallowell, Maine

    My third year with your pans. People can’t believe how fast I can boil, and the great craftsmanship!

  11. Raymond Bagwell

    Raymond Bagwell
    Clarksville Tn
    Just took delivery of my 2 x 6 continuous flow pan. What amazing craftsmanshipp . Can’t wait for the sap to run so I can put it to work, Thanks Smoky Lake

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Willard, Russell NY

    Thank you Smoky Lake Maple for the 2 x 4 continuous flow front pan and accessories. I was always a Leader Evaporator guy but I have to say that this pan is definitely a giant step above your larger competitors. The craftsmanship of the pan is one of a kind. I would recommend anyone to Smoky Lake Maple Products. Not only for the amazing products, but their customer service is some of the best I have ever dealt with. Thanks again and I look forward to placing future orders!

  13. T. Donelon, New Hampshire

    The pans arrived today in perfect condition and they were packaged perfectly. I worked for a number of years as a sheet metal mechanic and can appreciate the hems, returns, miters and particularly the brake work to form the handles. Very nice work especially the welds.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zach rollins

    Omg I got mine last year and I build 1 gallon of syrup in a hour pretty good for 3 hours a homemade fire box with angle iron and a old stove door and it was glowing red

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deron

    I bought 2 x 4 continuous flow pan and accessories I couldn’t believe the craftsmanship and how beautiful the pan was when it arrived pan works perfect the best on the market for the price by far I had a few questions they were more than gracious to answer them great people to work with

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