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I have a 2x6 G.H. Grimm evaporator that has a 2x2 finish pan. It was built out of 14 gauge stainless with one divider in the middle. I am going to get a 20 gauge stainless finish pan that I hope will boil a lot better. I am wondering if I should make it a cross flow pan with multiple dividers or make two 1' x 2' pans? Not sure on the pro's and con's to the different style pans.
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14 guage wow thats thick.
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It is 14 or 16 it takes alot of fire to keep it boiling nice
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I have a 2x6 G.H. Grimm evaporator that has a 2x2 finish pan. It was built out of 14 gauge stainless with one divider in the middle. I am going to get a 20 gauge stainless finish pan that I hope will boil a lot better. I am wondering if I should make it a cross flow pan with multiple dividers or make two 1' x 2' pans? Not sure on the pro's and con's to the different style pans.
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The two separate 1'x2' pans would be the cross flow pan setup. I have never seen a 2x6 setup that way myself. Mine is one pan 2 dividers in it. If I was keeping mine for any length of time I would get a second 2x2 pan so one is always clean and ready to replace the dirty one. Just rotate them out. Which is sort of the same concept behind the crossflow. You would need 3 of those 1 foot pans to rotate them out as well.
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Right now I have on divider down the middle parallel to the arch. Which makes two channels in the pan. Maybe I will make the new one the same. Would it help any to put two dividers in parallel to the arch to make 3 channels?
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Right now I have on divider down the middle parallel to the arch. Which makes two channels in the pan. Maybe I will make the new one the same. Would it help any to put two dividers in parallel to the arch to make 3 channels?
I have 3 channels in mine. You will probably get somewhat of a shorter draw off at once but you should get them more often. Which should help your grade a bit. The smaller draws the syrup isn't in the pan as long. Instead of waiting for, say 1.5 gallons of syrup to finish and draw you would be at like 1 gallon or less. At least in my mind this makes sense.
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Thanks, That is my problem right now. Long draws!! That is what I will do I will make 3 channels. Thanks for your help
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Very Glad to help you. Come back tomorrow and Im sure there will be alot more responses for you to look at.
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Are you doing the work or getting it custom made? Why not 22G
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The guy building it welds 20 gauge so 20 gauge it is.
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