StarCat Evaporator
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StarCat™ Arch (Without Pan)

(2 customer reviews)


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Bundle Pricing Available. See Discounts Below.

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.


Optional Add-ons

Brick Kit for StarCat

  • Firebricks, high temperature (Qty 20)
  • Size: 4-1/2" wide x 9" tall x 1-1/4" thick
  • No cutting necessary
  • NOTE: Color may vary compared to the photo
  • Made in the USA

Pneumatic Tire Set (Straight Runners), For StarCat or Dauntless

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This is a handcrafted item made just for you!

The Pneumatic Tire Kit is an easy solution to transport your Smoky Lake evaporator through just about any terrain. If you boil sap outdoors but need to wheel your evaporator into a building when you’re not using it, this is for you. If you keep your evaporator in one building but seasonally transport it to another location — and back again, this is for you. The Pneumatic Tire Kit can also be left on your evaporator while using it, raising it to an even more comfortable height. Tons of convenience and versatility. Bolted on in only a few minutes!

Please note: This type of wheel kit does NOT swivel. They are “Straight Runners” which means you will point the evaporator in the direction you want to go, and roll away. Never try to force pneumatic tires to turn.



StarCat Assembly Instructions | StarCat Support

StarCat Specs

  • Weight of complete Arch with all bricks and grates in place, 182 lbs
  • Weight of empty arch, 92 lbs
  • Weight of bricks, 75 lbs
  • Stack pipe, 6″ diameter, 6 feet included
  • Compatible with the StarCat Flat Pan or the StarCat Divided Pan (16″ x 30″)


How Is StarCat Shipped?

The Smoky Lake StarCat is typically shipped via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery. Exceptions include preassembled Arches which typically travel with our White Glove Carriers.

The Arch (AKA Firebox) comes packed in two cardboard crates as described below. Pans and accessories (when applicable) are packaged separately from the Arch.

ARCH BOX 1 = 20 x 4 x 31


  • Side Panels, qty 2
  • Back Panel
  • Back Panel Insulation (Nested inside the Back Panel)
  • Front Panel
  • Front Panel Insulation (Nested inside the Front Panel)
  • ASSEMBLY GUIDE (Located in an envelope, on top of the Back Panel)
  • NOTE: Foam blocks in this package are not components of your arch. They simply help us ensure safe shipping.

ARCH BOX 2 = 12 x 11 x 32


  • Base Half, qty 2
  • Smaller Inner Carton
    • Arch Paint, qty 3
    • Strips of Insulation, qty 2
    • StarCat Emblem
    • Hardware Kit
  • 6″ Snap-Lock Stack Pipe, qty 3
  • 6″ Elbow (Located inside the Stack Pipe)
  • Insulation Roll, qty 2 (Located inside the Stack Pipe)
  • Handle (Shrink wrapped to the outside of the Stack Pipe)
  • Floor Panel
  • Damper Slide (NOTE: There was an improvement made to this part’s design in 2022. It may look slightly different than the photo in your manual.)
  • Door
  • Door Insulation Pieces, qty 2 (One is nested inside the door itself and the other is located under the grates.)
  • Guy Support (Located under the grates.)

2 reviews for StarCat™ Arch (Without Pan)

  1. Jeff East

    Beautiful pan, easy to assemble arch. All set and ready to go for the 2020 season. Can’t wait.
    Thank you Smoky Lake.

  2. david

    Arch well built and very durable. Just wish there were pan holders like you have for the heater pan. I guess most use insulation though.

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