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Is anyone gonna burn corn this year?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kinsmanstoves, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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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.

    Eric

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  2. Shortstuff

    Shortstuff Feeling the Heat

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

    Steve
  3. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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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?

    Eric
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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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.
  5. BubbRubb

    BubbRubb New Member

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    I believe the "Burn" corn is dried to a maximum 14% moisture content.
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