Okanagan Black Hills?

mepellet Posted By mepellet, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

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  1. Salty

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    I am :)

    I figger when all you pellet pigs are sittin around here this winter whining about how cold it is outside I'm gonna dump another bag of black hills in the hopper and watch my tubes turn orange :cool:
     
  2. Salty

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    Or making lots of trips to empty the cheetah vac LOL
     
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  3. Salty

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    A little birdy told me next week
     
  4. jtakeman

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    Was he cawing like an agry old crow or chirping like a sparrow? :p
     
  5. Salty

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    I was thinking more flying like a vulture here ;lol

    omv ya killin me
     
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    Turkey buzzard! ==c

    Hopefully you get em quick and they burn nice! Keep us posted on them?
     
  7. Andy P.

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    Are you getting them from Rogers?
     
  8. Salty

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    I have it on good authority (this guy is stalking me by the way, he reads what I say here and emails me LOL) these will be into the plant today and will be bagging later or tomorrow and ready for pickup as soon as tomorrow. I got a ton wonder how many others they sold. Now I HOPE these come minus the internal organic bag shields and automatic hopper dammers that the Okies had in this last batch.
     
  9. jtakeman

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    Doug? Who's Doug! :p

    No emails so things must be Okie dokie(pun intended! ==c)
     
  10. jtakeman

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    Trust me, Its only when he needs or wants something. If I ever get to upton?
     
  11. Salty

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    Looks like we're headin to the black hills for Thanksgiving WOOHOO :)
     
  12. Salty

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    Comments...

    The fines look about the same as the straight okies I got a few weeks ago.
    Bags are STRONG. We ripped a 5x5 hole in one putting it in the truck when it got hung up on the ceiling. I picked it off the top of the pile and carried it upstairs one handed using the hole as a handle. Best bags out there.
    Pellets dumped in the hods have an interesting "sound" to them....or lack thereof. They have a sound deadening quality to them. Usually when you drop pellets in the empty hod it makes a loud noise, these don't. The color of the pellets isn't consistent which is something I've never seen before. Must be something they are doing. Some pellets are lighter colored and some are darker colored. It looks like a mix if you were to look at it close. I seriously doubt that but just posting what I see. Same "dead" sound when you dump them in the hopper. No little tick/tinkle noise like you hear on most pellets.

    Lengths are not what you see in normal Okies. Not anything wrong but these are more like pellets than the chippy/finesy stuff that you associate with okies. There's a more rounded size of pellets from 1/4 to 1" long.

    I'm shutting my email off I sense someone watching ROFLMAO
     
  13. jtakeman

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    Hows the heat(IMHO the most important part)?
     
  14. Salty

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    I got a half hopper of lacretes n trebios in right now I'll tell you tomorrow morning I'm going to run straight black hills now. I figure the hopper will be fully black hills by the am then I'll tell you.

    I did my standard 1/2 handful open the door throw in test. I could feel the heat difference 12' away. ROAR :)
     
  15. Salty

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    Don't be putting words in my mouth yet :)
     
  16. iron stove

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    PICS of the product ?
     
  17. Salty

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    Stand by your wish is my command.
     
  18. Salty

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    There's a pic of the bottom of the bag. As I said fines look the same.....more after dinner

    photo111.JPG
     
  19. Woody1911a1

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    thinking they made a BIG mistake using clear bags . that said how would our other pellets look through clear bags ?
     
  20. jtakeman

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    Unfortunately, Not that bad. Turmans uses a clear bag, as do a few others. The clear bags was so you can see what yer getting. I'd like to get a bag to see what the percentage of fines is! Odd thing is they wanted to bag them locally to reduce the fines. Doesn't seem to be working!.

    Sorry Doug, This just isn't exceptable!
     
  21. pell it

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    Is Upton a bagging plant or a grinding and then bagging plant?
     
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  22. Salty

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    I think it's more of a bagging followed by grinding plant.
     
  23. Salty

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    K here's a hod of Black Hills. The second pic is a hod of Lacretes which are virtually the same color as okies. These pics will give you an idea of the color and differences in the pellets as I mentioned earlier.

    J tell ya buddy to give you a bag. photo113.JPG
     
  24. Salty

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    Here's the Lacrete's. Photo taken 2' away in same room so color temperature etc is the same for color comparison.

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  25. Salty

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    :)
     
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