Okanagan Black Hills?

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

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  1. sinnian

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    Darker colored pellets are the pine, and then the regular Oakies. Vermonts and MWP Softwood, which are both pine too are darker in color. The grinded pellets at the bottom of the bag, however <>
     
  2. Salty

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    Holy Batcave Robin

    I had to open the window in the bathroom to take a shower this morning upstairs. Kitchen was 73 with the stove on 3 all nite.

    Today is not a good test because the woman will have the stove running.

    Maybe I'll open all the windows when she leaves and crank the stove see how it runs now ;)
     
  3. Salty

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    what the heck you smokin boy 73 with the thing on low all night and no fan moving air around? sheet I even got dirty glass from running it so low overnight

    All the heat is upstairs right now. I was just comfortable taking a shower with the window wide open. It was 36 this morning :p
     
  4. Salty

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    be nice and i'll give you a bag show you what real man's pellets burn like ==c
     
  5. Salty

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    Virtually no ash. I pulled the tray just now and there was less than a cup of ash for almost 24 hours of running. Not bad.
     
  6. Salty

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    Second bag the same way. If I said NO ash you guys wouldn't believe me. It's so little it's laughable. I pulled the tray again this afternoon and there was 2 little humps of ash in there. Stove is still on 3, glass is slightly sooted up. I'll burn that off tonite on 5 for a bit.

    I like the smell of these more than the regular okies.
     
  7. iron stove

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    Are these going to be available in Ct ?
     
  8. jtakeman

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    I don't think CT signed up to carry them. AFAIK they only have the Okies and its the batches they produced before the plant up grade.

    I'll send along an email to Mr. Warm and see where they are in CT for ya.
     
  9. iron stove

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    Ok. I probably need 1 more ton for this year, or even a few bags to try, so no hurry.
     
  10. Andy P.

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    Where are they in MA?
     
  11. Salty

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    I got mine at Royal Fireside in Mendon on rt16. Ian is a decent guy. I'm not sure where else is selling them. Maybe the stalker will send me an email.
     
  12. jtakeman

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    Dougs reply

     
  13. movemaine

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    I just bought 10 bags of the Black Hills and 10 bags of the Platinums - will test this week, and get back (is it wrong to feel excited about burning a new pellet?).

    Place I bought them has this info.

    Platinums:
    Okanagan Platinum pellets are 100% soft wood with no additives, and made in British Columbia. 8789 btu’s per pound. Ash is .39%. $300 per ton $7 per bag.

    Black Hills:
    Black Hills Heat by Okanagan. Softwood pellets made in the USA from 100% Ponderosa Pine. 9038 BTUs per pound. Ash is .4%. $285 per ton. $6.50 per bag

     
  14. Salty

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    9038 is whats on the bag.

    Stalker emailed me today and said they have sold out the existing stuff already.

    You snooze you lose.

    Ding there's another email

    ROFLMAO :)
     
  15. Salty

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    I gotta say I am impressed. They burn pisser hot. So hot on 5 you feel waves of heat across your face from the radiance itself....15' away. I cleaned one day and emptied the center tray 24 hours later. Less than a cup of ash. As long as I empty the pan every two days there's no reason this thing won't go a week without cleaning there is so little ash. The side trays won't need emptying for another 4-5 days.

    Stalker asked me how I liked them today. I give them three thumbs up. I think they're even hotter than the okanagans.
     
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  16. Salty

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    Ding another email

    ==c
     
  17. Salty

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    i got nothing free. Didn't ask for anything. He did offer to let me go to the plant to see what they are doing and grab a few fines free bags if I went. Not worried. I'll hold it over his head for a while :oops:
     
  18. jtakeman

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    Better do it quick cause he forgets real fast! Just sayin!
     
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  19. Salty

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    Nah I won't let him forget ==c

    Bags of fines your bad.

    Ding what now :D
     
  20. jtakeman

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    Don't be so sure about that. Salty who? ;em
     
  21. Salty

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    LOL Hey 10% coupon I shoulda used that one. I like it. I'm gonna try that on the next ton

    Ding

    dammit what now :)
     
  22. Salty

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    "Tell him that if he liked the Heartland's….the Black Hills are about the same pellet… both mills use same kind of ponderosa pine and are only about 45 miles apart in SD….(Sturgis is about ½ way between both)"

    DING DING DING Feels like a pinball game
     
  23. Salty

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    "I should make you guys pay 10% premium for putting up with the comments you guys say about me on the forum…..
    25% for OMV :) "
     
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  24. Salty

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    OMV you gonna order a trainload have it blown in the new silo?
     
  25. jtakeman

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    With all Salty's praise, He's gonna raise prices for sure! ;hm
     
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