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Stove Chow / Fireside Ultras

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by chrisasst, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    No worries here... Still have over half of the years supply left. I'll be ordering another 4 tons in a couple months for next year. Hoping to start next year with 5 tons. Just gotta convince the boss!

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  2. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    Wow 30 hours with stove chow / FSU and my window is still see thru.....amazing...
  3. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    I concur,... im loving this batch of chow,.... musta got the good ones from Canada.
  4. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    do your bags say made in canada ? mine say made in usa and love 'em .
  5. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Stove chow is an Energex product,.. my bags say made in america,... but they have two plants,.. one in Pa,..and the other is in Quebec,
  6. midfielder

    midfielder Feeling the Heat

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    I bought a few bags of Chow from the HD in W. Leb., NH last week. It was the first time I'd ever seen them in these parts. I thought they were pretty darn good. Main thing was they burned clean; I mean clean - like I burned them during the two-day thaw really marginal on low-low, and still, clean glass. Ash was on the low end of moderate for me. They're on the short side, feed fast, and burned quickly - decent heat but not long burn time. Because of that, they're pretending to be a little hotter than they really are IMHO. Still, for the price and the clean burn, I was toying with the idea of grabbing a ton - they had a pile of them; maybe a hundred tons. Was back at HD tonight grabbing some odds and ends and, lo and behold, they were gone - sold out, or moved them out to another store (they seem to do that will pellets; truck them around to other stores when they have too many in one place). All they had left was the North American - they've had about a thousand tons of those just sitting there since December - can't seem to give them away. Should have bought 'em while I had the chance - based on the the four bags I burned I thought they were an excellent shoulder pellet and beat the FUs I've burned hands down.
  7. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    I wouldn't hesitate to by another ton of chow,.def one of the best pellets ive burned. my HD just got a truck load of green supreme,...but now the chow is all gone.. :((
  8. Aquion

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    I bought several bags of Stove Chow from the HD on the Berlin Turnpike just prior to the Blizzard. I've been burning them over the past week and have been very pleased. I think they are very comparable to the EasyBlaze I have been burning. The heat output is the same, the ash level is the same, and the Chow seems to have less fines. The only negative on the Chow is that the bags aren't as sturdy. I went out and bought a ton of the Chow today. If it goes on sale in the Spring, I'll buy 3 tons for next year.
  9. Dgopetactical

    Dgopetactical Feeling the Heat

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    I'm good on pellets for this year and half of next, went to HD today ( they only sell chow) and I was told they are sold out and no more deliveries of pellets this year, they need rack room for spring. I then went to lowes and they had 5 ton of cheat that were sold waiting for delivery and that's it for the year....boy I'm glad I stocked up.
  10. RKS130

    RKS130 Feeling the Heat

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    Green Supreme burns great in my Accentra FS. Bought 3 tons at the start of the season (that's all I could store) and have been very happy. When HD had Fireside Ultra I tried 6 bags and liked them just as much, and perhaps a bit more given the consistently small pellet size. Since the stove does not adjust the feed rate for the size of the pellet it seems to me more is delivered to the burn pot with each rotation of the auger, resulting in a hotter burn in a given period of time. Just thinkin.
  11. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    Fu were the best box store pellet for me, followed by green supreme. The MWP in the white bags were awful. Never seen so much ash in my life.
  12. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Stove Chow is Energex American...Fireside Ultra is Energex Canadian.
  13. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    Yeah just googled it...
  14. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    Wow... according to HD website, I have about 24,850 bags in stock ( all with in 30 miles) around me..
  15. jack kunicki

    jack kunicki Member

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    Yeah right. That inventory system is SO wrong.
  16. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    OMV probably bought 'em :p
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  17. John C.

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    None of either in Ct. just drove around and didnt find any.

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