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Stove chow pellets

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by referee38, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. referee38

    referee38 Member

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    I was at Home depot today and they had at least 14 tons of stove chow sitting near the doors under an over hanging roof. I did not see a price but looks like they just showed up. Is this brand any good? I may buy a few bags just to see how they burn I need to go back there in a day or two.

    Ed

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  2. Trickyrick

    Trickyrick Feeling the Heat

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    They are just OK. More ash than I like and not as hot as summersets, Lignetics or green teams.
  3. Pelletfisky

    Pelletfisky Member

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    Whitehall Home Depot $209 a ton! Not bad at all!!
  4. gyingling

    gyingling Member

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    They're OK, depends on the stove.

    I've run some through my more pellet picky stove, they were just alright.

    Appeared to burn white and hotter, but left crud and extra ash in my burnpot.

    If cheap and your stove will eat them without complaint, go for it!
  5. mr coffee

    mr coffee Member

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    stacks of them... home depot at macarthur is OUT
  6. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    Bullshit there OK!!, I'm burning Somerset's and Chow and i'd say the Chow burn just as hot and have the same low ash!
    Very Good/Excellent Pellet for $209!!
    I'll buy them all day/year long, Somerset's around here at Lowes are LONG GONE!!
    That was 2010's Green Team/Somerset bonanza!!
    Now they sell Presto Crap and Green Supreme Poop!
  7. goathead

    goathead Member

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    I burned them last year and they were trash, ridiculous amounts of ash. I'd avoid them like HIV. Switched back to new england wood pellets.
  8. mithesaint

    mithesaint Feeling the Heat

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    They're ok. Decent shoulder pellet, but you can do a lot better with a big box pellet. I'd take the Prestos or the AWF or the somerset over stove chow any day.
  9. rich2500

    rich2500 Member

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    the past two years I burned stove chow and they where pretty decent,got some this year and they don't put out the heat like they used too.
  10. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    Buy and burn a few bags seems to be the best solution. ;-)

    Chow was my first pellet, and they were not the best, but I have since leaned to dial in my stove settings, so mine was not a fair test of Chow.

    1D
  11. kmapsrule

    kmapsrule Member

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    Agreed
    Buy and try is the best method!

    Stove Chow puts out more heat from my stove than the NEWPs do with about the same ash level,
    Home Depot in Johnson City, NY has them for 3.97 a bag or 197 a ton
    Trying to keep the stash from falling below 2 tons, gonna go grab some chow today actually
  12. Indiana

    Indiana Feeling the Heat

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    Went through 3 ton last year. Best pellet so far.

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