Is anyone gonna burn corn this year?

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  1. kinsmanstoves

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    Has anyone stocked up on corn for the year or are you gonna burn pellets? We are in corn country and no one I know is going to burn it. Farmers are getting to much for it to put the extra effort into making it burn corn.

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    That brings up an interesting question: Exactly how is burn corn different than food corn?

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    The two main Burn Corn Farmer's in this area slow dry their corn under 100 degrees to 11% or 12% moisture. They also gravity sift the corn to get out the small and large kernels. Some corn is bagged and the other is bulk delivered. There is a BIG difference in feed corn to burn corn. Granted if you put enough heat to anything it will burn but is it burning efficiently?

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    I've never seen any special "burn corn" for sale here in my area of MA.
    I burned corn in our stove in 2005 and bought the feed corn
    in 50 lb bags from Ventura Grain in Taunton.
     
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    I believe the "Burn" corn is dried to a maximum 14% moisture content.
     
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