The Sapling

sapling evaporator

What’s so sweet about our Sapling?

  • Portable: 90 lbs, can be used and stored in a different place, no sugar shack required
  • Multifunctional: grill, smoke, bake in off-season
  • The right size: perfect for 5 to 50 taps – Only takes 5 taps to make a gallon of maple syrup!
  • Design: engineered to be faster, easier, cleaner, safer than other popular DIY methods
  • It ain’t hard to look at: your neighbors will thank you (and be jealous)

sapling evaporator

The Vermont Evaporator Company’s Sapling is designed for the backyard enthusiast who has 5 to 50+ taps in the late winter/early spring for making maple syrup and who would enjoy wood-fired hot dogs, burgers, steaks, chicken, and marshmallows year round.

Although the Sapling is simply designed, it still has the advanced features of more expensive evaporators. For example, the Sapling is a continuous flow evaporator, meaning that sap is channeled around the pan using dividers via a pressure gradient. This configuration allows syrup to be drawn off and the addition of more sap without emptying the pan. The continuous flow is more efficient, which means more syrup on more pancakes in less time.

sapling evaporator open

The continuous flow also allows you to reduce the time it takes to heat and reheat the sap in a pot on a stove-top, a process which also caramelizes sugars and causes the syrup to be darker than it otherwise would be. Of course, if you like dark syrup, we can get you there too!

sapling evaporator closeup of top

We hope you get years and years of enjoyment out of your Sapling. We’ve designed it to be used year-round with you, your family, and friends in mind!

Once you’re done sugaring for the season, you can turn your hobby evaporator into a grill and smoker for the rest of the year till you’re ready to sugar again.

Watch our Sapling in action!

Learn more about assembling your Sapling by downloading this PDF.

We exercise great care during the manufacturing and packing processes to facilitate trouble-free assembly. Always use extreme care when moving or loading/unloading your Vermont Evaporator product, as the product is heavy and includes many metal parts. You can easily follow the assembly instructions in the included manual or download the printable online PDF manual.