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And the winner for dirtiest pellet of the season goes to....

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by SXIPro, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. SXIPro

    SXIPro Minister of Fire

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    North American Pellets. Never tried them before. Got 'em at HD since I was right next door. They were out of Firesides.

    Freakin dust plume when you pour them and unbelievably ashy. I get more ash in 24 hours w/these than I do in a week with almost anything else including box store Ultras. And clinkers the size of VW Bugs.

    Never again. I'll call the oil guy before I'd give these another shot.

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  2. brunof399

    brunof399 New Member

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    Totally agree. Bought mine a Home Depot in Nashua - never again. Maine's Choice are not to far behind.

    Just bought 10 bags of MWP to hold me over for a couple of weeks.
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  3. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    Wood Fibers Inc. Might as well bypass the stove and pour the the bag in the ash pile behind the shed!!!
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  4. jslinger

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    Just burned my first bag of McFeeters. I must have gotten a bad bag, since many people seem to like these.
    When I got home, there was a wall of ash on the front of the burn pot. Cleared and scraped the burn pot, but still couldn't get a decent flame going. Scooped them out of the hopper, re-bagged them, and plan on dumping them in the campfire this summer. More ash in 1/3 bag than I have in one week of burning Vermont's.
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  5. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    This year for me, hands down, goes to GAP's....they were LOADED with ash and I burned a half ton of them....a very close second were Cheat River......
  6. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Feeling the Heat

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    These were the two I was going to nominate as well. Never buy again. I will stick with the fireside ultras for cheap, and go to a cubix or green team for high heat.
  7. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Mcfeeters didn't burn we'll for me either. A ton of ash in 4 bags.
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  8. smoke show

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    made right here in Wisconsin. sonsabitches wouldn't even burn in my pdvc. :eek:
    http://www.woodfibersinc.com/
  9. Speed3

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    I bought some Maines Choice to try and they were horrible! The worst pellet I've burned. Dusty, low heat, cheap bags, etc. I can't believe these other pellets are worse.
  10. DexterDay

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    I got a hold of 10 bags of these this year. Wow... They are tied with Easy Heats as the Worst Pellet I have ever burned.


    My vote is Wood Fibers and Easy Heats
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  11. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    I've had the same experience -- they don't even like lighting for me, let alone burning. I'm mixing them with Barefoots for now, but I'm actually dreading getting my way through the 20 bags I have left. Good heat, but never again with McFeeters!
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  12. jslinger

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    They barely stayed lit for me as well. The guy I bought them from said, "Let me know what you think. Some people love them, and some hate them."
  13. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    Oh yeah. We picked up a ton of the wood fibers. Horrible nasty pellets. Ash pan overflowing and everywhere
  14. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like North American has it locked 3 years in a row.
  15. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I vote for Michigan wood pellets.

    Anyone who knows how big the ash pan on a Fahrenheit furnace is knows that the pics attached to this post ain't from burning anything quality. This was two weeks worth, somewhere between 12 and 14 bags. Even I couldn't believe how much ash was in that pan when I pulled it.

    I looked today and I have 4 bags of that chit left. They'll be gone by the end of next week. Good riddance and lesson learned.

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  16. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    Here Here, I second the motion and add NEWP Warm Fronts to the list:p
  17. RKS130

    RKS130 Minister of Fire

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    For me the Great Americans, left over from last year, were filthy. Filled the stove with ash in a matter of days after a full cleaning. They came free with the stove on a Harman promotion but will never buy them.
  18. CTBossfan

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    Another vote for North Americans. Bought a few bags at Lowes in December to try them out. Had to pick wood chips out of my hopper out of about 5 or 6 brands that I tried these were the worst.
    Best part is they had a clear back to the bag so you could see the pellets I guess I didn't see the wood chips! Had good luck with Stove Chow (the june '12 date code 4 tons) sept date code(12 bags) was not as good don't know if it had to do with how they were stored before I bought them or the factory. Had good luck with Green Supreme. Of course they both have a lot of ash compared to a high end brand at least from what I've read here.
  19. bill3rail

    bill3rail Minister of Fire

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    I call B.S.! I (and probably most of us here) would compress cardboard in a vise and burn it, if it staved off calling for an oil delivery!

    With all of these negative comments about North American's, I wonder how well other pellets would burn in my stove. I burnt NA's the second half of this season.

    Bill
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  20. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    I kinda liked the North Americans, didn't seem that bad to me. Little ashy but it was light. I vote for trebio or michigans
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  21. corkman

    corkman Feeling the Heat

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    Yep.im with Scotty.Trebios suck
  22. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Infernos [​IMG]
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  23. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I don't know about you folks.

    Don't you know they are all the same?
  24. smoke show

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    And here I thought we were talking pellets...
  25. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Yes they are all the same just ask the folks at the big boxes. Must be true, I also saw it on the Internet.

    bonjour
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