Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by CD2011, Dec 8, 2011.
I LOVE the smell of Douglas Fir pellets as I load the hopper!
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I asked them for a sample for a review, They just laughed and said NO! Too far from them and way to pricey to ship.
I love the smell and about everything else from the Doug Fir pellets. Best is the ash percentage is so low its nuts. 0.17% or close is the lowest of any pellet I ever seen!
Maybe some day???
Favorites-Cubex, Okanagans, Spruce Pointes, Lignetics
Decent-Corinth, Northeast Pellets, LG's
Pellets that i would like to try based on the reviews on here...VERMONT Pellets.
(I'd put Inferno here but at least those burn. Michigans in my stove we like roasting wet socks over a refigerator coil with bricks as clinker)
Best: Somersets Pellets
Junk: Maeder brothers turds
Not so good: Pennywise and Michigan turds
(Favorite) uncle jeds,somersets(junk)pro pellets
Wow, there sure are a lot of different brands of pellets out there...
The heavy favorites are: Somersets and Okies
Other top choices are: barefoot, blazer pellet, green team, hardwood heat, lignetics, spruce pointes and turmans
getting good reviews also: corinth, cubex, green supreme, hamer hot ones, LG's, uncle jed's vermont wood.
Inferno gets the most nods for worst pellet.
Others with bad reviews: Juaniata, Michigan, Nature's choice, New England, Pennywise, Curran renewable hard, and eco flame.
First choice- Turman
Second choice- sell the stove and tell my hubby to go split some firewood!
Saw Nations choice at home depot last night the 209 per ton caught my eye. thank god for this site again i might have bought some. No thanks Infernos try another name to fool us this year
dude. leave some pellets for the rest of us. hahaha!
Spruce Pointes, Northern, and Mcfeeters are great. Will not burn Green Supremes, Greene team, or MWP blend.
Favorites: High heat/ Low Ash - Okies, Vermonts, Cleanfire Softwood (Pacific) LG's, Hamers, Blazers, Spruce Pointe, Cubex ----- Shoulder Pellets - Medium Heat/ More Ash - NEWP, Green Team, Green Supreme, Lignetics, Energex, Stove Chow -----------Very bad Pelelts - WOULD NOT BUY - Inferno, Bayou, TreeCycle, Michigan's, Corinths
Must be my stove but I can't really say I see a huge differance. Uncle Jeds may burn hotter than Pennywise but when you figure in the cost per BTU it's a push. I have a big ash pan I dump once a week so that's not an issue. I have tried about 10 different pellet brands and they all burn fine without adjusting the stove much at all. I admit I've never tried Infernos (maybe they're not sold in WI) and after reading this I don't think I will.
Neil its cause you got a multi fueler. They burn junk easier than a pellet only stove.
Oh and your right you won't find Infernos here.
best- Turman, Okies, maine softwood
good- New England, Maine hardwood, Geneva, Great American
alot left out, as there's alot I havent personally used..........
Best ever had: Barefoots
Worst ever had: Instant Heat
Biggest dissapointment (low heat/high price): New England Wood Plettes
Biggest positive surprise (high heat/lower price): Natures Heat - Pennington (Walmart)
On balance the Green Supremes were best, given the price clean burn and uniform short pellets. I don't recall what I paid last year but just picked up 3 tons at $209/ton at the local Home Depot.
Worst was Pennington, as the pellets were very long BUT the company refunded the full cost, no questions asked, and I kept the pellets to break up and burn.
I thought Cubex were over rated, for the price.
From best to worst:
CleanFire Pacific Softwood
Maine Choice Blend
By a MILE the worst pellet I ever bought and used was MWP Hardwood Blend.
i will follow you all over this forum, sinnian LOL.
i like the blend. they definitely have the widest range of opinions held about them of any pellet discussed on this forum. some swear by them. some detest them.
as with all pellets, buy a bag or two before you buy a ton or two.
Best overall were Green Supreme. Very clean burn in my stove with very good heat at a low end (for around here) price. Cubex were a disappointment, given all the hype. Pennington was worst, due to excessive pellet length, BUT, company refunded my money with no problems, and I kept the pellets for my kids to break up and then we burned them.
Best-- barefoot, dry creek
worst- freedom fuel, instant heat
Best Pellet: Barefoot and Somerset Middle ground: Green Team and Fireside Ultra Worst: MWP Two years ago, I scored 2+ tons of Somersets in February for $209 and wish they would bring them back to Southern New England. What a deal. Saved the Somersets and 1.5 tons of Barefoot last year due to the mild winter and burned Fireside Ultra from Home Depot and Green Team from Lowes for $209/ton. Sitting on 5+ tons and would only buy a class A pellet at a low price if one was out there. Will look to reload in Feb 2013.
i believe mwp changed ownership since the time you mention.
I bought 2 ton MWP softies on your post, really hope you are right.
Newbie love the forum I just bought 3 tons of MWP softies and a ton of MWP blend but that said any pellet that keeps you warm is a great pellet better than buying oil !
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