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Gave a bag of Maine Wood Pellets a try

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by nailed_nailer, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. CtPaul

    CtPaul Burning Hunk

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    I'm burning the MWP softies this year. I bought a ton last year and was happy with them. This year I bought 3 tons, I still had Vermonts and others leftover (man this forum costs me money!!!) :). So far I'm pretty happy with them. Only got really cold for a couple of days so I'm sure the real test is yet to come.

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  2. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Similar story here. Have a ton of the mwp softies but the stove has done great with the blend so I haven't had to use any softies. Not complaining!
  3. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I've burned a few bags of my MWP blend as well. $192 at TSC. Very happy with them so far. I'm waiting for some real cold which is allegedly going to invade the NorthEast sometime middle/end of next week to see how they perform then.
  4. sandpipe

    sandpipe Member

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    Is this the January weather you are waiting for? :cool: (NW Mass forecast):

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  5. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    ^ that's depressing.
  6. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    X2
  7. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I said the middle or end of NEXT week, not this week. You guys are tough....for you non weather weenies PV is the Polar Votex and NAO is the North Atlantic Oscillation.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Weather-Works/316340155055468
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  8. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    I could sure deal with that
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Green Supreme seemed cleaner(less ash by volume) But MWP had more heat. Problem is I can't get anymore. TSC has Northeast, they were just OK IMHO. I have been leaning towards Pres-to-logs and FSU from HD. Timber Heats from Lowes. Market is a bit different in my area. I'd burn the MWP if I could get em easy.
  10. moey

    moey Minister of Fire

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    I like the MWP blend they were my last ton that I bought only have room for about 4 tons. If I had more room I would have bought at least one more ton.
  11. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    JT, were your GSs from the Schuyler plant?
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Yes.
  13. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Do you know if all GS come from that plant?
  14. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Hey...you hate GS...remember?? :) :) mine were from Jaffrey.
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  15. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Well, technically I hate NEWPs out of Jaffrey so :p

    I KNEW you'd pounce on that post! Lol
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  16. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I KNEW you were baiting me!!
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  17. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    It's possible.
  18. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    I bought four bags of Timber (NO)Heats from blowes in Waterford. One went thru the stove, the rest are going on the driveway next time it's icy!!!
  19. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Timber Heats are hotter than the GS's I tried. Only other pellet my local Lowes has is Inferno's(not wasting my time). Ash aside and heat being most importent. I'd take the Pres-to-logs and FSU, But if all else fails I'd do the Timber Heats. About the only box store brands I can find local.

    Timber Heats are a DryCreek pellet. I have had decent luck over the years with Dry Creek. Just my worthless 2 cents worth.
  20. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    Ive been spoiled by the Barefoots. My stove does not do well with average pellet length greater than 3/4", which is why the Timber Heats did not fare well with me. The Barefoots are "long" but the density makes up for it. IMO
  21. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Jay where the heck are you? Home cheapot has been overflowing with stove chow all year?
  22. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    I thought JT was in pellet alley. Never seen someone have access to so many different pellets.
  23. sandpipe

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    Non-definitive definitions:

    Shoulder season pellet: What you don't put in your stove when it's wicked cold out if you have the expensive stuff.
    Wicked cold: Under 0 degrees F.
    Expensive stuff: Any pellets that cost over $250 per ton.




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  24. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'm in Winsted, I get most of my stuff from the Torrington stores(Agway-Lowes), New Hartford(Home Cheapo) and Barkhamsted(TSC). Good pellets come from CTpellet or BT Ent in Bristol. Local HD has had PTL most of the season. Saw only FSU in the early fall. I haven't checked in a month or so. They might have SC now?

    I have a couple a buds that travel a bit. They bring me what I can't get local but its only a few bags here and there. A couple of members have also traded a few brands I couldn't find.
    CTpellet and BT Ent were donating samples when they can. CT has a couple that I need to pickup one of these days.

    Heck I even had mills drop ship some right to my door steps. Not so much since WPR has been doing his reviews. Mills have been sending the samples to him instead. Probably a good thing as I don't have the time I had a few seasons back. Work keeps me a bit busy these days.
  25. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Medium Hazelnut....milk with 1 sugar.
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