Maple Sap Boiler
Ever Thought About Making Maple Syrup? Now You Can!
Hi, My name is Tony Lytle and I've been a Fabricator, Welder for over 35 years.
My most recent endeavor is my Maple Sap Boiler. Making maple syrup is actually, very easy. Simply collect the maple sap and boil it down until you have maple syrup. And using my maple sap boiler makes it all that much simpler. It's very addictive and hey...what else are you doing in the middle of February?
You can buy all your maple sap collecting supplies on the internet. Ebay, Amazon, etc. all sell the necessary equipment. Spiles, tubing and 5-gallon buckets will get you on the path to the best home made maple syrup that you have ever tasted. Believe me!
There is a treasure trove of information on the internet on making maple syrup. But the most important thing...the boiling point of maple syrup. It's right at 219 degrees. Once you get to 219-220 degrees, stop boiling and start "canning" your syrup. Or better yet...make some pancakes or waffles. That's it. It's that simple. Believe me.
What comes with your Maple Sap Boiler
It's all there except for the 25-pieces of fire brick. The only reason we don't add the fire brick is because of the amount of weight and the additional shipping costs. The fire bricks can be purchased at Menards, Tractor Supply Corp., (T.S.C.) Lowes and other retail out-lets.
The bricks need to be the 4-1/2" x 9" size. You will only need to "line" the bottom to the boiler. You can "line" the sides if you want to but that will be up to you.
- The stove (2' wide by 2' tall x 4' long.) measurements are approximate.
- 2-Stainless Steel boiling pans with handles.
- Cast iron door, cast iron flue
- 2-pieces of 6" stove pipe and a 6"-90 degree topper
- 2-TIRES THAT MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO OPERATION!!! The tires will overheat and possibly explode causing a dangerous situation! Place your stove in a safe place. Jack the back end up and remove the tires. Your stove will now set level.
Cost: $695.00 plus shipping
How and why did I get into making maple syrup
Me and my wife are fortunate to live on a 20 acre, mostly wooded homestead, which includes dozens of maple trees along with an abundant supply of free fire wood. (my stove is wood fired.)
I had often thought about making maple syrup but didn't know where to begin.
The gal at the post office, Angel, enlightened me. She gave me a couple of spiles, the 90 degree plastic thingy that you attach to the maple tree in order to collect the sap. I bought a couple of 5-gallon buckets and some clear plastic tubing. In just a couple of days, our buckets were almost over flowing. We bought 3-more buckets. Then we bought 6-more buckets. We could barely keep up with all the sap.
We initially tried boiling our sap over an open fire. (our fire ring.) What a mess. So much heat loss and ash from the fire, getting into the sap/syrup. Soo...being a welder/fabricator, and owning my own small shop, I decided to make a maple sap boiler. What a difference. Best thing since sliced bread. Believe me.
Our stove is wood fired
We use wood to fire the stove. Propane is very expensive and virtually cost prohibitive.
The 2-TIRES MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO OPERATION!!! The tires will overheat and possibly explode causing a dangerous situation! Place your stove in a safe place. Jack the back end up and remove the tires. Your stove will now set level.
Making maple syrup can be a fun and family oriented get-together. It' an all day operation. Start early. Get some breakfast and keep the coffee going.
However, you are working with a very HOT substance. Boiling liquids. Keep stove a safe distance away from your home, cars, outdoor furniture or any other flammable material. Although our stove is very safe, you are working with Very HOT liquids and a fire source.
Keep children away from the stove at all times.
Keep pets away from the stove at all times.
Keep flammable material away from stove at all times.
Someone Must attend stove at All times.
Don't leave stove un-attended!
Contact us for shipping charges. We will be using a freight line to ship your boiler.
We've done some comparative shipping costs from our shop in Larwill, In. 46764
To: Pittsburgh, PA. $127.00
To: Columbus, OH. $127.00
To: Boston, MA. $127.00
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us. We will do our best to make sure that your maple syrup operation works as smooth as possible.