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  1. Cowdogz

    Cowdogz Member

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    My local guy got a surprise load of these, so I was able to try a few bags. Threw one in last night, and they are freakin' hot. I don't know if they're $309/ton hot, but damn..........

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  2. Jaymaine34

    Jaymaine34 Member

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    Not an expert by any means . But I had a few bags to try and I agree very hot ! I'm burning mcfeeters this year and the difference between the 2 was night and day ! And at only 50 difference per ton I will be burning vermonts next year !
  3. Andy P.

    Andy P. Member

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    Not to mention the fact that they are incredibly clean burning. I pay 290/ton here, GLADLY.
  4. Bigjim13

    Bigjim13 Feeling the Heat

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    $290? $309? Holy crap, I hope they loa themselves into the hopper for that price! :)
  5. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    I've been burning Vermonts and McFeeters back and forth for a while and find the McFeeters a bit hotter. The Vermonts are definitely wicked clean, though -- the McFeeters are some dirty SOBs.

    Both pellets can be had much cheaper in the offseason!
  6. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    Are McFeeter and Trebio the same pellet, or are you saying they're similar?
  7. wyatt9696

    wyatt9696 Member

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    just ran out of my vermonts from last winter and now i'm burning cubex hardwood. imo the cubex are cleaner and as hot if not hotter. paid a ton of money for 1 ton of cubex. Couldn't afford to layout a big chunk of change in the spring/early summer this year for my normal 5 ton. good luck with your vermonts.
  8. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    That is just not true.
  9. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Didn't think that was true. IMO the Mcfeeters were better than the trebio
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    A little birdie just confirmed your story. Good source that has been square with me for years! As far as I'm concerned Trebio-McFeeters are what you say.

    I heard another brand, But she didn't know the name.
  11. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Sometimes the crowd is tough here. Feelings get bruised. I get it all the time, Not as sensitive when your skin gets thick.

    I'd ask Mr Warm, But he don't talk to me much these days. I'll see what else I can dig up!
  12. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    The reviews across the breadth of the site are certainly consistent -- Trebios and McFeeters both have the reputation of being hot and dirty.

    Just the way I like it.
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  13. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I got an email from "you know who" and he confirmed. Trebio's-McFeeters and Boundary Bay all the same chit in different bags.

    OMV post what info you got on the bag for Trebio's(address) and can someone do the same for McFeeters(I don't have any bags kickin around). Should be able to add pieces to the puzzle. Icing on the cake as they say!
  14. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Sorry OMV. I looked at Trebios website last night and didn't see anything about Mcfeeters. Couldn't find a site for Mcfeeters.from what I understand the new Trebios are 100% softwood, is that correct?
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  15. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Hard to link them, But with a trade mark search we usually figure it out. Thats how we linked Energex and Premier together. Others as well.
  16. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    There's a dealer here that Carey's Trebio and said theft used to be a blend. Now he has the 100% soft. I tried the blend and it left my stove orange inside after two bags. Heat was good but filled my burn pot.
  17. Cowdogz

    Cowdogz Member

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    Can't be the same pellets re-bagged. Gotta be different plants at least. Trebios became my bang-for-buck pellet last year. I bought a few bags of McFeeters from the same guy at the same time, and they were not nearly as good. In fact, I wouldn't even buy them again.
  18. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    McFeeters bag lists

    http://www.gmcfeeters.com/

    as their site. No sign on that site of the "Emerald McFeeters" pellet fuel. Phone # is 1-800 350 8046, if anyone can do anything with that.

    McFeeters have been fun to burn, but this whole same product in a different bag with a different name seems ethically sketchy to me. I don't think I'll be buying from this company again if I can avoid it.
  19. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Odd that I didn't get any hits from Boundary Bay-McFeeters or Trebio's in the trade mark search.
  20. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    No heads bumping here....:oops:
    This is exactly what this site is for...When we are trying to get info, we lay it out, pick it apart and seperate the good from the bad. Sharing information is a powerful tool so no need to "keep what you hear to yourself".....This is what the site is all about. There are universities in this country that charge 50K per year and give out less information than we get here.......Let er rip!:)

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