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Sapling Evaporator


$1,359.00 when you choose pickup at checkout! Use code: PICKUP100

The Sapling is a barrel-style, portable, outdoor, wood-fired maple syrup evaporator. Designed for 5-50 taps, the Sapling Evaporator is a great way to efficiently and easily make maple syrup in the backyard.

Important Details:

The Sapling Evaporator increases the efficiency of your backyard sugaring operation with the baffled Sapling Evaporator Pan (included) that measures 30” x 20” x 6”. Learn more about why a baffled pan is more efficient than a flat pan.

Limited assembly is required. Click here to watch how to assemble the Sapling Evaporator.

Learn more about the Sapling Evaporator and how to make your own maple syrup here!

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SKU: 10751 Category:
$1,359.00 when you choose pickup at checkout!
Evaporation Rate and Taps

Depending on the condition and style of use, the Sapling Evaporator can evaporate anywhere from 4-8 gallons of sap per hour. (An evaporation rate is the amount of water that boils off of your sap each hour.)

We designed the Sapling Evaporator for ourselves and our fellow hobby sugarmakers. Our recommendations of 5-50 taps are for those hobbyists who collect during the week and boil during the weekend. If you find you have a more flexible schedule and boil during the week, or if you find yourself in possession of an reverse osmosis unit, you can increase your tap count! We have many customers with flexible schedules who use the Sapling for more than 50 taps!

What makes the Sapling special?

Weighing in at 100 lbs, the Sapling can easily be moved around the yard or into and out of a garage or barn at your convenience.

Affixed with stainless steel bolts, the door of the Sapling Evaporator is larger than those found in barrel stove kits. This extra space allows for ample room to load your firebox to the max!

The legs of the Sapling are also taller than those typically found in barrel stove kits. This allows for a more comfortable position when boiling, adding sap, and loading the firebox.

The Sapling Evaporator is made from a new, unfinished steel drum that is powder-coated with high-temperature paint to resist cracking, flaking, and corrosion.

Limited assembly is required to get the Sapling Evaporator up and running. We’ll send you step-by-step directions, with pictures, to help you with this process. And you can watch a video of how to assemble the Sapling Evaporator here!


We’ve been making evaporators since 2015, and we estimate our evaporators will last 10 years at the very least. With some easy maintenance, TLC, and covering the unit when not in use, we expect most Sapling owners will far exceed this estimation.


Are you looking to make maple syrup, grill, smoke, and bake in your own backyard? You can add on other bits and pieces to turn your Sapling Evaporator into a grill, smoker, or even a bread and pizza oven. Ready to do it all today? Check out the Sapling Everything Grill with Evaporator Pan to sugar, smoke, grill, and bake all in your backyard!

Still not sure? Watch the Sapling in action, and check out some testimonials from our customers! Or contact us with your questions or thoughts!

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5 reviews for Sapling Evaporator

  1. Robert K.

  2. Sean

  3. Tim Ezzo

    Love the evaporator. Easy to assemble. All parts were there with instructions.

  4. michael

  5. Joel S.

    I just received my evaporator and haven’t used it yet. But it looks and seems like great quality and construction. I can’t wait to use it this weekend for my first batch of syrup

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