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looking for a maple syrup boiling pan

can anyone give me some info on finding a maple syrup boiling pan. I want to start doing it on a small scale.
 

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Re: looking for a maple syrup boiling pan

Go the the Wild Edibles board, search back for a thread called Spiles/Spouts and they have websites for suppliers of maple sugaring supplies.
 

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No you need one that allows more surface area. Then it would work Really well.
 

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Yeah, but then I'd have to stand over it and keep adding more sap to it and worry about it getting too low and burning, etc. With this I turn it on, go check it in about 6 hours and its about ready to bring into the house to finish.
 

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Crow, Do a google search for WEGNER METAL WORKS. Andy does nice reasonable work, a 2x3 pan would probsbly do you good to start out.
 

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The one I use, I made myself out of cheap carbon steel.....its about 33x40 or so, I just bought a flat sheet, cut the corners bent it on a brake, and welded a box out.............I also torched a hole in it and welded a 1" nipple in there for threaded fittings to drain...........All in all I have about 60 bucks into it........it works pretty good.......we have used it for about 5 years......For next year we are building a new evaporator using a couple coal stokers, and some stainless pans....
 

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Oh yea, I welded a few straps over a corner, and I can set a 5 gallon bucket full of sap there with a hole drilled in it, to keep adding .........I stick a nail in the hole to control the amount of sap running out into the pan.....
 

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I saw some shallow stainless steel pans at a institutional kitchen supply place. Pretty reasonable for the size. I would worry about how thin the metal bottom was though.

The wider and shallower the better for evaporation, but I have been using 20 qt stainless stock pots for a long time. They are about 22 inches in diameter.
 

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I posted some pics of our setup in another thread in here......
 
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