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Favorite brand pellets/ worst brand pellets?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by CD2011, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. CD2011

    CD2011 Member

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    I'm a newbie with a Harmon P43. After reading this forum for a few months, I'm thinking that I lucked out when I bought a ton of Green Supremes at Lowe's back in August, most of you seem to like this brand of pellet.

    In many threads, people mention their best/worst pellets, but I thought it would be easier for us newbies to see your opinions all in one thread.

    So..... please... to help out us newbies...list your favorite brands of pellets and the pellets you just won't use!!

    thanks a bunch!!

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Favorite's are Spruce Pointes, Okies, Cubex, Turmans and Hamer Hot Ones! :coolsmile:

    Worst is Inferno's/Nations Choice! Yuk!!!! :sick:
  3. titanracer

    titanracer Member

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    Favorite's for me, Excellent - Hamers Hot Ones, Hardwood Heat (Repackaged Hamer's), Turman, Somerset

    Middle of the road, OK - Pennwood, AWF, Green Team

    Not so good, I will not use - Juniata (Energex), There was another one, just can't remeber at the moment which one.

    I'm always trying 2 or 3 bags of new brands, that I run across of, if I haven't used them before. Always try a couple bags 1st, before you buy a ton of them. You have your good ones & bad ones. Some burn better for other people'e stoves, but never seem to burn good in my stove. I must have tried maybe 20-25 different brands since burning pellets (5 years).
  4. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    Favorites Somersets, hardwood heat

    least favorite AWP local brand decent heat alot of ash and th occasional clinker
  5. johnnycomelately

    johnnycomelately Member

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    Favorites..Turman, Cubex (Can't get them anymore), Barefoot and Okies.

    Least Favorite(Actually, I have a passionate HATE for)......New England, Maine Wood Pellets and Inferno!
  6. Bank

    Bank Feeling the Heat

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    Really liked Granules LG, CleanFire Softwood, Hated the Penningtons!!!
  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Why can't you get any????
  8. Mr Whitfield

    Mr Whitfield Feeling the Heat

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    I like Blazer Pellet, MFG West Oregon Wood Products.
    I dislike Future Fuel, burns like chit.....
  9. livefreeordie

    livefreeordie Member

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    Green team runs great in my stove, the worst for me would be fireside.
  10. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I haven't run into any I really dislike except Pennywise. Piles of ash and lots of pellets that were 2.5 inches or longer. I didn't see those for sale this year, maybe they went away. I've never seen Inferno for sale around here but based on what I read, if I did see them I'd probably run.
  11. johnnycomelately

    johnnycomelately Member

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    My dealer does not carry them or he can't get them.
  12. Cincinnati Kid

    Cincinnati Kid Feeling the Heat

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    Somerset and Country Boy are the best in this area.

    I would stay away from Kentucky Kernal and Southern Indiana Hardwood pellets.
  13. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    In no particular order:
    Vermont wood
    Somerset
    Blazers
    Engergex Green bag (fireside ultra from Canada)
    Spruce Pointe
    Okies
    LG's

    Worst.......Inferno/Nations Choice
  14. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    So I should include Cubex in the list of pellets that are in limited supply???
  15. 76brian

    76brian Feeling the Heat

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    Must be a regional thing, I have basically an unlimited supply of cubies from my dealer here. He doesn't keep them around for long and is always getting more.
  16. mithesaint

    mithesaint Feeling the Heat

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    Limited experience here in the pellet desert of NW OH, but favorite is Prest O Logs. Worst is Eco Flame. Only heat those produce is the smoke coming out of my ears over how crappy they are.
  17. DMZX

    DMZX Member

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    All the Oregon manufactured pellets are very good: Blue Mt, Bear Mt, & Blazers.

    The worst are the Pennington's that the local Wal-Mart stocks.
  18. EZsteve

    EZsteve Member

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    Top self for my area is Somersets and Hardwood Heat.

    Middle shelf — Stove Chow and Old Dominion (new this year)

    Way at the bottom Nations choice. BLAAAAA!!!!!!!
  19. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Favorites: Spruce Pointe, Okanagans, & Dragon Mountain

    Worst so far: Inferno
    (in fairness, I have not tried them this year so don't know if they have gotten any better)
  20. EZsteve

    EZsteve Member

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    Wow Dragon Mountain I would buy those just for the name. Wish we had them down here.
  21. johnnycomelately

    johnnycomelately Member

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    I'd be willing to bet my left nut that they have not gotten any worse! :snake:
  22. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Be careful what you bet on.
  23. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    from the ones I have tried...

    Favorites= Lignetics. ( don't recall anyone listing these. lignetics were the talk of the town about 3 or 4 years ago when I joined the forum.)
    Barefoot
    Dry creek
    Cubex


    Least Favorite= Instant heat
    Presto logs
    New england


    I have used others, can't recall them though.
  24. gyingling

    gyingling Member

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    Favorites are Wood Pellet Co. and Greenway Super Premiums.

    Never Use Again are Juniatas made by Energex. I think they are made of punky, wet, sumac.
  25. johnnycomelately

    johnnycomelately Member

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    Punky wet sumac.... LMFAO!

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