StarCat™ Arch (Without Pan)
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This evaporator is rated for 3 – 28 taps.
Estimated evaporation rate is 6.5 – 8+ gallons (with Smoky Lake Flat Pan).
It will take 4.1 gallons of sap to fill to 2″ depth in a 16″ x 30″ pan.
The StarCat Maple Syrup Evaporator packs a surprising punch. This feisty, high-efficiency wood-fired evaporator is capable of 8 gallons per hour evaporation rate. The StarCat is a breakthrough solution for the backyard hobby maple syrup producer who wants an affordable, yet highly effective, machine to process maple sap into maple syrup. As with all of our Evaporators, the StarCat features an air-tight front and air-tight loading door to maximize firewood efficiency and evaporation rate. A precision draft control allows you to throttle combustion air and shut down completely if necessary. The Arch (firebox) of the StarCat will come to you in a series of cardboard crates. You will need to assemble the arch and paint it, all hardware and special spray paint is included. All Ceramic Fiber Insulation for inside the arch and door will be included in this package. The only thing you’ll need to add will be exactly 20 firebricks. No brick cutting will be necessary. Other than the 20 firebricks which you can buy from your local home store, this is a turn-key arch.
If you need pans for this arch, we recommend ordering the Complete StarCat™ Evaporator. This page is for the Arch only.
Please call us for Preassembled StarCat Arch options. ($200) 920-202-4500. Limited supply available.
StarCat Assembly Instructions | StarCat Support
- Weight of complete Arch with all bricks and grates in place, 182 lbs
- Weight of empty arch, 92 lbs
- Weight of bricks, 75 lbs
- Evaporation rate when used with a Smoky Lake Flat Pan, 6.5 – 8+ gph
(Initial testing of this evaporator was done on a day with -16ºF temps. Even with this bitter cold intake air, we achieved 6.5 gph)
- Stack pipe, 6″ diameter, 6 feet included
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.
Every Smoky Lake Flat Pan Includes
- 22 Gauge, Mirror Finish Stainless Steel Pan
- Stainless Steel Ball Valve w/Nipple
- Angled Thermometer Port
- 3″ Dial Maple Thermometer
- Built-in, Full Length Handles
Smooth, Hemmed Edges
- Level Assist Feature
Available exclusively from Smoky Lake Maple Products. This 2″ fill line helps you level the pan before boiling.
- Instruction guide for using a Flat Evaporator Pan
- Lifetime Limited Warranty on TIG Welds
- Handcrafted in Hilbert, Wisc.