Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by geppapa, Jan 15, 2013.
People go to chain restaurants for the consistent experience, not for the the passable slop.
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I am with you on this, and the dogs too.
I tried a few bags last year. I liked them better than some of the stuff that everybody raves about and costs $300/ton. They performed about the same as Trebios, which I had really good luck with.
I mentioned earlier in the thread I was going to try Fireside Ultras and compare to NEWP. My friend and I ran that pellet-switch test over the last several days (varying temps during the day, got down to 10 above last night). I burned 4 days of Fireside Ultras and he burned 4 days of NEWP. I noticed no difference between the two pellets. He commented to me today that he and his wife both felt that the NEWP burned better and hotter than the Fireside Ultras in his Heatilator PS50. I'm going to try out a few other brands to compare. The NEWP are working for me, but they are $240/ton. If I can get the same results at $210/ton with something else, cool.
In my Harman I do NOT get the speed bump when I burn a good pellet, with NEWP I have an immediate bump and the stove is "sticky" inside. My opinion of NEWP is simple- they stink! I sold my ton last year for $3.00 a bag, that's what I think of them.
Ok so for the last five years we had burnt corn @ the Home in my shop pellets and we have tried lots of differant brands in a Harman P68 but seeing how moved the Bixby to the shop office and went with a Harman XXV here @ Home Ive noticed a few things cheap pellets work ok but the better stuff burns hotter and my cleaning time is cut way down which I like !I also think the XXV likes the better fuel but thats just me ! What ever works for you is the way to go !
Early on with this forum I read that stoves houses and opinions vary. Find what works for you, enjoy the burning and the savings.
One thing I noticed in my cleaning of the burn pot this past week that I thought I would share here - I switched to Room Temp manual early last week (previously on auto) and the carbon speed bump was very minor compared to room temp auto. This was with several days of NEWP and several days of MWP. Could just be the cooling/heating cycle of auto contributed to the carbon build up, much like a smoldering fire makes for a cool chimney top and creosote build up. Just my guess.
I think that's a very good guess. In my experience, my stoves burnpot stays cleaner with less deposits, burning hotter. If a hot burn isn't required, I'll get a mild speed bump and small linear deposits on the side flanges of the pot.
Some New England pellets on Craig's List. 3 tons for 600$. That's a good deal for these that like them.
Try some Oakies or LaCrete's and your idea of hot & clean will be forever changed.
Don't go all :"Salty" on us...
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