Greene Team almost gone....FINALLY...!!

geek Posted By geek, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

  1. geek

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    Only about 10 bags left.

    I've been having so huge clinkers in my NPS45 with this brand that I won't even look at it again, solid-rock clinkers in less that 24 hour burn....::-)

    My Santa Fe can handle it better but even the Santa Fe is getting big clinkers in the pot.

    Picked up a Maine Wood hardwood at BT yesterday and it is burning very nice so far.
    Also picked up 2 bags of Maine Wood softwood, 1 bag of Logik-e (blend?) and 1 bag of Vermont.softwood.

    Now I wonder what should I do b/c I think my stash won't last until the end of this season, all Lowes has is Green Supreme which I don't like.

    Maybe by a single ton of MW hardwood at BT and haul it in 2 trips using the mini van?
     
  2. PoolGuyinCT

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    I just broke into my 2011 green teams, bags are identical and in one stack. I know they are 2011 because, I drew a line with a sharpie on the 2012s as I was stacking.

    I must say they are a totally different pellet, the 2011 are much light and far cleaner burn with equal heat to the 2012.

    They dropped quality and raised price in mye eyes. Too bad, I really do enjoy the 2011 vintage.
     
  3. Shaw520

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    That was my experience with Greene Team,.. I had the first run of the 2012 batch.... wont buy them again.
     
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  4. mepellet

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    I burned gts almost exclusively last year and once Lowes raised their prices on them I turned my head and didn't look back.
     
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  5. subsailor

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    I had 25 bags left over from either 2010 or 11 that I bought before the price increase. The ash was out of control. Like others have said, I won't buy them at the higher price.
     
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  6. imacman

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    Been burning GT's all winter....NO issues with them at all. I'd buy again in a heartbeat.

    Me thinks some of you have stoves that have been burning all winter and need a real DEEP cleaning. NEVER had a clinker, or anything close to one in my stove with them. Don't like them?.......send 'em my way.
     
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  7. subsailor

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    I've never had a clinker in my stove with any brand of pellets. My issue with the GT's is ash, which isn't a big deal in my stove. I dealt with it when the price was right, but not at the price they want for them now.
     
  8. whlago

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    At this point in the season anything (green supremes included) should burn good enough to get you through to fishing season. I know the cold weather is holding on lately but before we know it taking the chill out is all we'll be doing with the stoves.
     
  9. Hoot23

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    GT's turned the inside of my stove black. Won't buy again.
     
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  10. Woody1911a1

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    ^this^ ditto i'd even bought some overpriced spruce points for that single digit spell , but after burning a few bags i dumped them in favor of GT's :)
     
  11. geek

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    as a matter of fact I've been cleaning my unit frequently, using leaf blower method.

    I just poured a bag of maine woods hardwood and it burned nice..!!
     
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  12. Dollabill

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    Subsailor do you like MVPs better ? I see in a post here today that they are 188 a ton @ Lowes in Gusta
     
  13. subsailor

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    MWP'S? At Lowes? I'll have to check that out. Lowe's in Augusta usually sells GT's and Maine Choice, not the MWP's. HD had the MWP's earlier this yeat at $197.

    To answer your question, it's a tossup. I don't get the ash from the MWP that I got from the GT's, but I haven't bought any since 2011. I suspect, though, that the GT's were a little hotter.
     
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  14. PoolGuyinCT

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    Too much information lol
     
  15. Xena

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    GT's drop way too much ash for me and had me emptying ash
    pan far sooner than I care too. Lowes here sells em for $260 rip off imo.
    For a little more I get Okies or La Cretes that burn hotter and
    more importantly to me three times cleaner
    and the ash pan can go three weeks before it's full.
     
  16. Phil Do's fire.

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    GT's are definately trash:p
     
  17. gbreda

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    I used GT in my first year burning (2009) and they were fine but I learned all about softwood that year as well. The following year I bought softwood for the mid winter and a ton of GT for shoulders. The 2010 GT turned my stove black as can be and was a beatch to clean. Friend had a same issue with an XXV. Have not touched them since
     
  18. ScotL

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    MWP is not a vendor with Lowes.
     
  19. Defiant

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    My area Lowes just got some in and I picked up a dozen, they seem to burn all right. They were 5.20 a bag and are the Platinum's very little fines in each bag.:cool:
     
  20. MCPO

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    One thing I`ve learned is that it`s hard to judge any of these box store pellet brands soley by someone elses experience. You have to try a sample bag or two in your stove before you pass judgement.
    Then you have to decide if the cost vs the heat output is worth it while giving equal consideration to the ash content , fines, and dust and whether or not you have to do more frequent cleanings.
    I wish there were some Oakanagans, Barefoots, Turmans , Blazers, Cubex,Hamers or Spruce Points available in my end of the state. The high price might be worth it after all.
    I don`t think I`ve ever had a real good pellet in my stove unless the overpriced Heartlands (sold at LP Adams Lumber Co.) is thought to be one.
     
  21. SXIPro

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    The same holds true for all pellets, not just box store stuff. Try before you buy in all cases.
     
  22. Hoot23

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    275$ here. I can get Spruce Pointe, Northern, or Vermont's for an extra $10.
     
  23. Hoot23

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    My sister and brother-in-law both burned GT's in 2011-2012 season and the insides of their p68's were black too.
     
  24. subsailor

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    I put my last bag in the hopper last night and I could tell within minutes of when they hit the burnpot based upon the increased ash generation. I scraped the burnpost clear of ash before I went to bed last night. When I got up this morning (Less than 7 hours later) the ash ws already falling off the front of the burnpot. None of the other pellets I've burned this winter generated anywhere near that amount after 12 hours. These had a code of 9-10 in the upper left hand corner on the front of the bag. It was one thing to buy these when they were under $200 but not at the prices they want for them today.
     

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