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StarCat Evaporator w/Divided Pan – Customize It!

FROM Original price was: $1,495.00.Current price is: $1,448.00.

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StarCat Evaporator w/Divided Pan – Customize It!

SKU: SL-STRDIV
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STARTING AT Bundle Discount!

From: Original price was: $1,495.00.Current price is: $1,448.00.

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Timing is based on our current production timeline.

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In Continental USA

Limited Lifetime Warranty

On TIG Welds

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For Bundling & Add-Ons

Description

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. The pan is as professional as the arch. It is built out of 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel and is fully TIG welded with lifetime limited warranty on the welds. Smoky Lake has built the best maple syrup pans in the world for the past 10 years. A valve and dial thermometer are included. Other than the 20 firebricks which you can buy from your local home store, this is a turn-key evaporator.


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, 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
  • Optimal size of firewood: 16″ long, about the diameter of your wrist

 

Bundling Discounts

By bundling a StarCat Arch with a Pan to create a “Full Evaporator”, you receive 5% OFF the Arch price.

Additional accessories are also available at discount as advertised on this page.

Ask us about our Brick Kit Promotion if you pick up your order at our headquarters, or enjoy free shipping in the continental USA.

Value-Added Details

When you compare our equipment to our competitors, you are not comparing apples to apples.

16 x 30 Evaporator Pans

  • Mirror Finish Stainless Steel
  • Level Assist Feature
  • Angled Thermometer Port
  • Full Length Handles with Hemmed Edges
  • Free Pan Accessory Kit Included
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on TIG Welds (Pans are included with Full Evaporators only.)

StarCat Evaporator Arch Kit

  • Laser cut parts for unbeatable precision
  • Precut Ceramic Blanket Insulation
  • Stack Pipe, High Temp Paint and all Hardware included
  • Draft Control
  • Accepts a standard size firebrick, no cutting required
  • Complete library of video tutorials

Handcrafted by Artisans in Wisconsin

Free Shipping Details

Free Shipping in the Continental USA.

This product will be handcrafted and shipped from our headquarters in Hilbert, Wisconsin.

This product is typically shipped via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery depending on your location. In some select cases, shipping may be upgraded to travel with one of our White Glove Carriers.

More information:

Contents of Each Box

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 CRATE 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 CRATE 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.)

Tutorials and Tips

5 (3)

StarCat Evaporator w/Divided Pan – Customize It!

SKU: SL-STRDIV
STARTING AT Bundle Discount!

From: Original price was: $1,495.00.Current price is: $1,448.00.

AVG, SHIPPING TIME

Timing is based on our current production timeline.

Want to Learn More About StarCat?
  • This evaporator is rated for 3 – 30 taps.
  • Estimated evaporation rate is 5 – 8+ gallons per hour.
  • It will take 4.1 gallons of sap to fill the 16″ x 30″ x 7.5″ pan 2″ deep.

Note: Brick Kits and upgraded accessories also available. Scroll down to select your desired add-ons.

Description

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. The pan is as professional as the arch. It is built out of 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel and is fully TIG welded with lifetime limited warranty on the welds. Smoky Lake has built the best maple syrup pans in the world for the past 10 years. A valve and dial thermometer are included. Other than the 20 firebricks which you can buy from your local home store, this is a turn-key evaporator.


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, 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
  • Optimal size of firewood: 16″ long, about the diameter of your wrist

 

Bundling Discounts

By bundling a StarCat Arch with a Pan to create a “Full Evaporator”, you receive 5% OFF the Arch price.

Additional accessories are also available at discount as advertised on this page.

Ask us about our Brick Kit Promotion if you pick up your order at our headquarters, or enjoy free shipping in the continental USA.

Value-Added Details

When you compare our equipment to our competitors, you are not comparing apples to apples.

16 x 30 Evaporator Pans

  • Mirror Finish Stainless Steel
  • Level Assist Feature
  • Angled Thermometer Port
  • Full Length Handles with Hemmed Edges
  • Free Pan Accessory Kit Included
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on TIG Welds (Pans are included with Full Evaporators only.)

StarCat Evaporator Arch Kit

  • Laser cut parts for unbeatable precision
  • Precut Ceramic Blanket Insulation
  • Stack Pipe, High Temp Paint and all Hardware included
  • Draft Control
  • Accepts a standard size firebrick, no cutting required
  • Complete library of video tutorials

Handcrafted by Artisans in Wisconsin

Free Shipping Details

Free Shipping in the Continental USA.

This product will be handcrafted and shipped from our headquarters in Hilbert, Wisconsin.

This product is typically shipped via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery depending on your location. In some select cases, shipping may be upgraded to travel with one of our White Glove Carriers.

More information:

Contents of Each Box

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 CRATE 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 CRATE 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.)

Tutorials and Tips

3 Reviews

Total Rating
5.0 (3 Reviews)
Overall rating

15 − twelve =

  1. Steve

    Kit Included everything I needed to get the arch assembled. Paint and PreCut insulation, etc. It was all there. Very fun to build. The kids helped too! Pan is beautiful

  2. Ryan M

    Excellent. Once I got the hang of continuous flow boiling, I really enjoyed it. I am never going back to my old methods!

  3. Ian

    Beyond my expectations and then some. Took a big leap and went from using a turkey fryer setup to getting the divided pan StarCat with a float box and all I can say is wow. This is has been an entire family project that has progressed over the years and the kids and myself are thoroughly enjoying using the StarCat. Relatively easy to paint and assemble, very easy to light up and within an hour or so we had a basic system dialed in to keep it running at peak performance. What took days with the turkey fryer now takes just a couple of hours.

    Got the wheel kit and makes storing the entire evaporator very easy. Now the family is asking if we can upgrade to a maple shack next year!

    Thanks Smoky Lake for a fantastic product.

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