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.
Every Smoky Lake Hybrid Hobby Pro Includes
- Pro Package
- [A] Divider in the flue pan which GREATLY improves performance.
- Additional port for optional auto draw-off hook-up.
- Free Accessory Kit
(See details below.)
- Premium Pan Construction
- 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel (superior heat transfer compared to our competitors’ thicker stainless steel)
- [B] Eight 4.5-inch deep drop flues in the back section
- [C] Finishing compartments in the front section
(The 2×6 Hybrid configuration includes 3 front channels. All other Hybrids have 2 front channels.)
- 12″ wall height
- Brackets and ports for optional Float Box
- Contoured profile for added strength
- [D] Full length, built-in handles
- Lifetime limited warranty on TIG welds
- [E] Drain Manifold
(Legacy Smoky Lake Hybrids – SKU SL-HYBPRO – offered this feature as an optional add-on. Starting summer 2021, Drain Manifolds are now standard — SKU SL-HYBPRODRN.)
- Quick Start Guide
- Handcrafted by Smoky Lake artisans in Hilbert, Wisconsin!
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.
As of May 2, 2022, we are transitioning all of our Corsair Arches to include the Stainless Steel Upgrade. This feature is loved not only for its aesthetic beauty, but most important for its durability. Stainless steel resists rust and is extremely resilient in intense heat. It is guaranteed to outlive galvanized steel.
The Stainless Steel upgrade applies to the Corsair Arch Sides, Base Stack and Stack Pipe as called out in the photo below.
Insulating the Arch
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
Forced Draft Kit Option
- 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.