Granulco at ~$250/ton -- Good deal?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by drewmo, May 10, 2014.

  1. drewmo

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    Haven't found much bad if anything at all on these pellets, but I've never used softwood pellets before. Thinking of picking up a ton to get next winter's supply started. Should I bite?

    Also, if storing pellets in a garage, should they be raised on a pallet, or would it be OK to lay them on plastic on the floor?
     
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    I have 1 1/2 bags left out of the 5 I bought a month ago. They burn fine and give heat, but there is one over riding factor that is undeniable about Granulco's:

    THEY ARE THE SMELLIEST PELLETS I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS!!!

    They smell like glue/industrial lacquer/ cat piss............. The house just smelled. I would put a bag of them in the hopper, then cover them with another bag of pellets of another brand to cut the smell down.
    Again, they burned fine, but good luck.
     
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  3. drewmo

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    Interesting observation. I bought one bag as a test, and although it remains unopened at the moment, I've given it a good sniff and it smells like pine.
     
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    I don't know about Granulco but I can tell you this was my first full season of softies and I am not going back to hardwoods. Burn much cleaner and hotter!
     
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    Where are you getting them?
     
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    If there is any chance of the garage floor getting wet at all, they should be up on a pallet.
     
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    Check the Paris Farmer's Union in Winthrop.
     
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