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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.

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  1. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    or perhaps as smokey mentioned, just the ratio blend that they later changed.

    here's to a winter of keeping nice and warm for us all.

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  2. sinnian

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    Plenty of us burned the same crappy blend last season, some liked it, some hated it ~ it is the batches.
  3. jtakeman

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    MWP definitely made strides compared to the first seasons stuff. I'm still hearing mixed reviews, But the ratio of likes has gone from nill to about 50%. I say kudo's to ScotL for what he's done.Many a pellet have had bad starts at it, But only the good have stuck around to weather the storm! I got a feeling we haven't seen the best of MWP just yet!

    I'm in the decent pellet for the money spent group. I'm sitting on half a ton to start the season with(more as I make room). My stove liked them better than the Green Supremes TSC is selling along side the MWP. Trying the softies this fall, Just to see what I have been missing.
  4. subsailor

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    When MWP first started making pellets they were horrible. People were returning them faster than the pellet dealers could handle. At that time their bags were white with a green outline of the State of Maine. They hired a salesman to try to market their product as they were slowly correcting their problems. One of the first things the salesman wanted to do was to change the bag because people associated it with crap. They have gotten better, and hopefully will continue to. So JT, I think you're right, we might not have seen the best yet.
  5. jcayer

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    It looks like I can only go up this year. Last year I bought a Harmon Advance. I ordered 3 tons of pellets from the dealer. They erroneously dropped off one ton, of Great American. I hated those things. I was not impressed with my pellet stove since they had so much ash and I had to empty the ash pan 2-3 times a week.
    When I called about my other 2 tons, the dealer said they changed pellets because people weren't happy with the Great Americans.
    They dropped off 2 tons of NEWPs. They burned much better, and with substantially less ash, than the Great Americans. I was much happier with my stove at that point. Based on what everyone said here, it won't be hard for me to pick up some much better stuff this year.

    I'm in SW CT. There are a few places that deliver, but the local one is offering Lignetics, Allegheny, and Dry Creek at $250/ton. No one had mentioned Allegheny yet. Does anyone have any comments regarding the three I just mentioned? Which one would you pick and is the price decent?
    Thanks.
  6. jtakeman

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    jcayer, Probably better to start your own thread. You'll get more replies. I have burned all 3 and I have them just as you listed them. Lignetics, Allegheny, and then Dry Creek.

    But I don't know nuttin about pellets! ;)
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