StarCat Evaporator
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StarCat™ Arch (Without Pan)

(2 customer reviews)


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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.


Optional Add-ons

Pneumatic Tire Set (Straight Runners)

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!

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


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
  • 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.

Flat Pan with Call Outs

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.

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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