1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Vermont Wood Pellets tour

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

  1. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,906
    Loc:
    central ct
    iron stove, pick me up and i'll chip in for gas :)

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT
    Once we get a date. Im limited the holiday week, due to holiday and vacation limitations, so hope for weekend,or later.....
  3. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    Latest from Chris at Vt Wood Pellets:
    "We typically run 24 hours 6 days a week from Sunday night at 5 pm until the following Saturday at 7pm. I will check with our production manager, Rick, to see what his scheduling plans are for the holidays."
  4. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT
    Remember from Central Ct, looking at a 3-4 hour drive in good weather each way, plus plant tour and BS time.
  5. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,906
    Loc:
    central ct
    a noon time tour on a saturday would probably be ideal... well, for me at least. leave CT for 8 ish am and be there for noon, do a lunch or something after, and be home for dinner.
  6. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT

    Thats what id like to see. And usually a lot less traffic coming through Hartford and Springfield. Do the other members here thing a Saturday would work ???
  7. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    Have asked about a Saturday noon (or later) tour.
    Will post his reply.
    We should get a consensus on a date or dates.
  8. Is a hearth.com group tour of the Maine Woods Pellet Company facility still of interest to anyone as previously mentioned???
  9. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT
    Perfect, Thanks
  10. VTrider

    VTrider Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    218
    Loc:
    Northern New England Burlington Vermont
    You guys need help, seriously..I think the pellet pig club offers some type of 12 step program for this.

    If however, somebody can work in a brewery tour..let's say before or after the pellet mill tour (or both!), then count me in! It is after all, in my neck of the woods ;)
  11. LMPS

    LMPS Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    390
    Loc:
    Coastal, Maine
    Would like to take one. For me it would need to be during the week
  12. UMainah

    UMainah Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    199
    Loc:
    Bangor, ME
    I'd be down for a trip to MWP. My schedule is pretty flexible so I'd be available at whatever time is best for everyone else.
    Someone should probably start a separate thread though...
  13. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    Just got email back from Vt Wood Pellets...
    "Back from Wisconsin, tanned, rested and ready. OK no tan. Anyway, Saturday noon works fine. Do you have any dates yet?"
    Now it's up to us. Any thoughts?
  14. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT
    I dont want to hog anything in this discussion, but I think I posted December 29th, If we wanted to go between the Holidays.
  15. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    I am good with that but I don't really have the driving distance the rest of you have.
  16. petemal

    petemal Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    133
    Loc:
    LONG ISLAND, NY
    any word on when the TOUR is
    please let us know
  17. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    I would like to get a general concensus of a date. If not I will just come up with one and that will be it. As I am probably the closest
    (about 20 min). I think whomever is coming from the futher distances should have a say.
    Centurion likes this.
  18. Centurion

    Centurion Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Loc:
    Nr Albany, NY
    Would be coming from Albany, NY....29th is fine by me.
  19. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT
    OK PELLET PIGS ! We need to pick a date, and get this rolling. Only 3 weeks left to this month. I still vote for Saturday the 29th !
  20. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    Tomorrow I an going to contact Vt Wood Pellets.
    If there are no other opinions, I will try for a Dec. 29th tour at about noon.
    OK?
  21. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Loc:
    Central CT
    Sounds good here.......
  22. holstein

    holstein Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    46
    Loc:
    Goffstown, NH
    X2
  23. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    556
    Loc:
    Southern NH
    Nice! I will be there!
  24. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Vermont
    It's Official!!!:)
    Vermont Wood Pellets factory tour : December 29, noon or 1pm (let me know).
    Chris (CEO) has asked for an approximate number.
    If you want, PM me and I will keep a count.

Share This Page