Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Sep 12, 2013.
This the TSC premium from my area
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Thanks! Not what I was expecting for something with Pacific in its name...
Entered 856630002026 into the gs1us.org site and got:
American Biomass Corporation
2 Bedford Farms Dr Ste 204
Bedford, NH 03110 US
Appalachian Wood Pellets
I thought they smelled familiar
I expected them to have a Pinnacle upc code. But, I got a feeling they are doing the same as Okanagan and bulk shipping the BC softies to NE. Then using a bagging plant to bag them. Might be the old palmer mass plant?? Might be the same place where all the Okies are getting bagged??? Don't know for sure, Just wild guess's. Never got a straight answer.
Not saying they are Okies in the bags, Just could be they are using the same plant that bags okies as its already set up to do bulk. Veridis Energy only lease's the plant, So others could also be using the plant to bag their good's. We had someone state they saw woodpellets.com skids in the yard,
Thanks JT, well what ever they are the Cleanfires look like, smell and burn exactly the Okies.
Here is what we have at the local Bomgaars (Wahoo, NE). Got them the last 2 years, I really like them. They come 60 bags to the pallet rather than 50. Local price was $3.49/bag when I got them a couple months ago.
Can you post or PM me a close up of the bar graph(center/lower front of bag), Please?
I haven't seen that one in my travels.
When chatting with Mr. Warm. He was very specific about stating they are a similar BC softwood, But they are "NOT" Okies in the bags!
I just heard a rumor that this season could also see some La Crete's in the CF Pacific bags.
Wow, 0.25% ash would be nice
Ponderosa pine is another very clean fiber. Excellent heat too. Been quite awhile since I burned them though. I couldn't find their site link. But found this for some FYI. Pretty pricey though!
Pricey, yes, but free delivery! If they were available locally, I'd try a ton.
from another thread http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/starlite-pellets-lowes.118848/#post-1595620 :
Startlite wood pellets
Koetter & Smith Inc.
Its was the only hit I could find. We had a member that bought from them. He said its a small town and not alot of other sellers in the area. So price was a little higher up there. I suspect they would fetch about the same as the BC softies(Okies-Sprucies-Ect.) and should keep right up with them.
This is a good start, but belonging to GS1 is fairly expensive every year. If I choose to I can acquire my own bar code and buy my own plastic (bags) and ship them to any mill I want. This year it could be Trebio, next year Energex, all with the same bar code because I own it. A brand out west ( pellet pig Heaven) called Firemaster has bagged their product from many different suppliers over the last few years, from Pinnacle, Eagle Valley, and Okanagan. All mills are members of GS1 and get a series of barcodes. They can rebrand a private label for someone using their first 6 digits then the rest in their series. The dangers lie in those that own their own barcodes. Be sure your dealer knows the origin of the pellets he is buying. Especially with those supplier's that have more than 1 manufacturing location.
I tried to read through all the posts but there was just too many. I bought some Statesman's but they weren't in the same bags as last year. Any one know if they are still rebagged Hamer's? Here's the UPC: 756637282974.
When I tried to look it up it just keeps coming back as wood pellets or just Statesman.
Much of the info in this thread is contained in images, which aren't searchable, unfortunately.
The 756637 prefix comes up as
Southern States Cooperative
Sorry it took so long to reply, been busy the last couple weeks. Here is a close-up of the bar graph on the bags:
GARBAGE. Bought 4 tons of it when we got our second stove.
Likely going to need more this season... lots of ash & minimal heat output.
Oh, Sleazy heats changed the bag packaging this year. Thanks for showing us that.
North country 9909700100
Does the barcode have a small number before and another after the '9909700100'?
I got a 'must be 8, 12, 13 or 14 digits long' error
Ya it has an eight before it
Michigan Wood Pellet Fuel, LLC
1125 INDUSTRIAL AVE
HOLLAND, MI 49423
Here's the probable reason why info only comes up as GS1Canada...
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My suggestion would be to get bags of known product and record company numbers...
Separate names with a comma.