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best pellets on the market?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by barnyard840x, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. barnyard840x

    barnyard840x Member

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    so as i posted before,bought a magnum baby countryside stove and would like to buy the best pellets i can get for my money. dexter day will surely help me when choosing a brand of pellets but i would also like to get a general concensis from everyone i possibly can. want a good burning,low ash pellet. i was told by the dealer i purchased the stove from that this particular stove seems to burn corn pellets hotter and better but i am not really interested in burnin corn,just want a good wood pellet. i realize that maintence is everything when it comes to a complete burn of the pellets and if i know dexter he will never let me hear the end of it if i dont keep my stove as spic and span as his! thank you for all the advice in advance. oh... and locations of stores to buy each band of pellet also,almost forgot that part!

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  2. geek

    geek Minister of Fire

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    put Cubex on your list, one of the best pellets (if not the best) out there...!!
  3. newf lover

    newf lover Minister of Fire

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    It seems like as soon as people start talking about how great a pellet is, there soon is a bunch of people who complain the qulaity has gone down (Okies, Barefoot, even the Cubex). I personally love Turman pellets, but they are not available many places.
  4. DexterDay

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    Here in Northern Ohio we are limited to some of the "better" brands. I.E- Hamers, Okies, Cubex, etc. I seen on Craiglist Some Lignetuic Green labels for $190/ton in Massilion Ohio. Wish I would have seen that before I bought the 5 tons Of Lignetic Presto-Logs. Maybe we need to go on a "Road trip"??
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Cubex gets my vote and if you can find any try some Douglass fir pellets.
  6. Vinelife

    Vinelife Feeling the Heat

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    In my area Somersets are great because of the clean pellets. Very low dust. And very very low ash. And if you get your feed rate right, they burn HOT ...
  7. smalltown

    smalltown Minister of Fire

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    newf lover is correct. The best advice people gave me was to sample different brands that are available in your area. You don't want to buy a big amount only to find out your stove doesn't like them.
    Personally I am burning OKIES and found them to be great, but had sampled about 30 bags first last season.

    I've heard good reports this years about the Maine Wood Pellets, and if the price was right I might pick a small amount to try.
  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    they're all good.
  9. Czech

    Czech Minister of Fire

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    Blazers, or Noah's Bedding pellets, same thing different bag. Fir pellet, the Castile can go a week on these with only a small clicker to boot. Hot, hot, hot.
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Seeing pellets are kind of regional. You can check this list for local manufactorers.

    http://www.woodpelletfuel.org/pellet_fuel_manufacturers/#

    Contact the local mills and see if they have dealers near you.

    Ohio

    American Wood Fibers
    Circleville, OH (410)-290-8700 Rich Whiting

    Pennsylvania

    Allegheny Pellet Corp.
    Youngsville, PA (814)-563-4358 Ron Leofsky
    pellet@woodpelletfuels.com

    Wood Pellets Co.
    Summerhill, PA (814)-495-9335 Terry Smith

    Greene Team Pellet Fuel Company
    Garards Fort, PA (724)-966-2166 Emil Galis

    Bald Eagle Pellet Co.
    Tyrone, PA (814)-684-3600
    Dave Reese info@centerhardwood.com

    Barefoot Pellet Company
    Troy, PA (570)-297-1297 Tim McClure
    fuel@barefootpellet.com

    Energex Pellet Fuel, Inc.
    Mifflintown, PA (800)-373-5538 Darryl Rose
    sales@energex.com

    PA Pellets, LLC
    Ulysses, PA (814)-848-9970 Rhonda Morehouse
    info@papellets.com

    Penn Wood Products, Inc.
    East Berlin, PA (717)-259-9551 Brian Markle
    customer_inquiry@pennwoodproducts.com
  11. DexterDay

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    ^ J-takeman is The Man...
  12. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    in my stove somersets
    try a few different brands
    you're stove will tell you
    which ones it likes
    some better than others
  13. chris288

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    Buy a Harman and put in whaterver is the cheapest ! Actually the best premimum pellets I have ever used are Dry Creek, but I'd rather put in stove chow for 189.00/ton than Dry Creek for 275.00/ton.
  14. barnyard840x

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    thanks for the info guys,i will try some diff brands and let you know what the ol girl likes the best
  15. pauly2110

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    for me i love green team pellets, very low ash and clean
  16. slls

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    Spruce Pointe, if you can find them.
  17. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    So very true! However there are trends. As J-takeman has said over and over, try a few, see how YOU like them. Everyone's stove and nose seems to be a little different.
    I do like reviews with price, performance and delivery charges.
  18. ChandlerR

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    My Baby Looooved Okanagans. They burned hot and clean. My second choice is the Cubex. I'm burning them now. Low ask and very clean. This years batch is very hot. On setting #4, I'm getting 320 degree air out of the heat exchanger...and that hot!

    I burned 20 bags of Maines Choice. Hot but very ashy. My burn pot needed to be emptied daily. But, for $3.18 a bag, they are a good shoulder pellet.

    Last year, I tried the Inferno form HD. On low, the fire actually went out! Never buy them again..

    Chan
  19. Outerlimits

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    Red fir pellets if you can find them. Atlas, now out-of-business, is a good example of a red fir pellet. While it would be nice to buy these pellets all the time for a good price, the reality is I know I will probably not be able to find these for sale in my area again. Therefore, as the others have stated, try a few bags of each brand of pellet available in your area and let your stove tell you what it likes.
  20. Fish On

    Fish On Feeling the Heat

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    Buy what u can afford and burns good for your stove, every pellet burns differnt..

    I love okies but Cubex seems to be the best for me, they just look good, smell good great strong bag and lots of heat.
  21. justinc25

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    My favorite has got to be the Greene Team, from Lowe's.
    They burn hot and clean, but they are getting harder to find.
    My 2nd choice is the Fireside Ultra from HD.
  22. Harman Lover 007

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    I never thought I would agree with a statement like this but I do. A Harman stove is extremely forgiving and will actually adjust to the quality, or lack thereof, of the pellet you are burning.
  23. barnyard840x

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    ive been having good luck with somersets and lignetics,have burned a bunch of somersets and found that they burn very hot. have burned a couple bags of lignetics also and im a fan of both.
  24. barnyard840x

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    but im just a firestarter so what do i know! lol im just joking around now! either way i love my stove so thats all that matters,im sure the more pellets i burn my preferance may change but for now i got a ton of somersets and im gonna burn em up!
  25. perchin

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    Simply put "UNCLE JED'S COLD REMEDY"
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