Production Update 9-15-21

The longer you have been in our production queue, the more favorable your position in the queue. Things are moving right along as swiftly as can be expected based on extreme order volumes at this time. More about understanding Lead Times.

The below info are best ESTIMATES. We are doing our very best to be transparent and keep you updated on what we are working through. To our dismay, we do not have the luxury to call each customer individually to discuss each update. We absolutely wish we could, but we simply don’t have the manpower. We are focusing our energy on production efficiency and getting the work completed. Please check back to the website periodically for updates.

Please note: ”Production Time” does not include shipping time. More details about shipping.

EVAPORATOR PANS

PAN TYPEPRODUCTION LEAD TIME
Flat / Divided Pans1 week – 2+ months, depending on size
Orders fulfilled oldest to newest, also considering our current scheduled freight routes. Pans that travel via ground have faster turn around times.
Hybrid Pans1 – 6+ months, depending on size and options. Orders fulfilled oldest to newest, also considering our current scheduled freight routes
Dauntless Drop Flue Pan Set1 – 6+ months, orders fulfilled oldest to newest, also considering our current scheduled freight routes
Raised Flue and Drop Flue Pan Sets3 – 8+ months, orders fulfilled oldest to newest, also considering our current scheduled freight routes

ARCHES (Not Including Pans)

ARCH TYPEPRODUCTION LEAD TIME
StarCat ArchPre-packed. Ready.
Dauntless ArchPre-packed. Ready.
Corsair ArchOrders placed at this time can NOT be guaranteed for the 2022 season, although we are absolutely going to try! Currently waiting for parts coming mid-October.
Silverplate ArchOrders placed at this time can NOT be guaranteed for the 2022 season, although we are absolutely going to try!
Liberator ArchOrders placed at this time can NOT be guaranteed for the 2022 season, although we are absolutely going to try!
Jet-Fired Finisher/Evaporator Arch
(Propane or Natural Gas)
Waiting for quality testing on new shipment of burners. This should be completed over the course of the next few weeks and then we should be able to turn around existing orders rather quickly after that.

EVAPORATOR ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORYSTATUS
HoodsFulfillment date is dependent on size, and delivery location. The parts for some sizes of hoods are laser cut by a partner manufacturer, so in some cases we may also be waiting for parts.

Main focus is to complete the hoods already in the system. Due to the popularity of these products, we can NOT guarantee any new hood orders will be ready for the 2022 season. Although we will do our best!
PreheatersWe are also anxiously waiting for more material/laser cut parts for some sizes of Preheaters.

Main focus is to complete the preheaters already in the system. Due to the popularity of these products, we can NOT guarantee any new preheaters orders will be ready before the 2022 season. Although we will do our best!
Pneumatic Tires (Straight Runners)We are waiting for more tires to arrive. ETA early December.
LidsAt this time, we are accepting Lid orders in limited sizes: StarCat (16″ x 30″) and Dauntless (20″ x 48″), and Dauntless Pan Sets (Lid Trio). In mid-September, we have temporarily stopped taking new orders for other sizes of lids in an effort to streamline our production. We will offer all lid sizes again next summer.


BOTTLERS

STYLEPRODUCTION LEAD TIME
Steam BottlersEstimated arrival of laser-cut parts is 9/16/21. After parts arrive, we hope to work through the existing orders within 2 – 3 weeks.
Filter/Finisher/ BottlersEstimated arrival of laser-cut parts is 9/16/21. After parts arrive, we hope to work through the existing orders within 2 – 3 weeks.
Water Jacketed BottlersCut off for ordering for the 2021 season was August, 2021. You may place an order today to lock in current pricing and reserve a spot for our next run of Water Jacketed Bottlers which will be summer 2022.


FILTER PRESSES

We do have a limited stock of the 6-filter, short platform configuration ready to go. For all other configurations, we are waiting for the arrival of new parts. ETA is 9/16/21. After parts arrive, we hope to work through the existing orders within 3 weeks. Certain add-ons such as “Shorteners” may add lead time.


CUSTOM WORK

Due to high order volume at this time, we stopped accepting custom orders on July 19, 2021. Please contact us after the maple season and we’ll be happy to assist at that time. We will be doing everything in our power to fulfill existing custom orders before the season.

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