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What brands of pellets have you burned this year ?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by justinc25, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. justinc25

    justinc25 New Member

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    Just curious. Jay is exempt from this question
    If he wants to be, since the pellet review thread
    exists, and the list is quite long for him.


    Here's my list in order of burning:

    Maine's Choice
    Cleanfire Hardwood
    Maine Woods
    Fireside Ultra
    Energex
    Greene Team

    * nothing else to do on a saturday at 6 in the morning when I can't sleep.

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  2. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    ok...I'm in:

    Clean Energy
    Stove Chow
    Pellheat
    Winter Warmth
    Lignetics
    TreeCycle
    Harhwood Heat
    Presto Logs
  3. Bank

    Bank Feeling the Heat

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    S. Maine
    So far I've burned:
    Grannuels LG
    Maine's Choice
    CleanFires
  4. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    Curran softwood and mix. I may have to try some Okies soon since Currans are bein dropped in my backyard. You dont get much clout with a pellet company when you only sell a few truckloads a year, I guess.

    Buy at 205 per ton landed, sell 200 tons at $55 dollars profit ($260 per ton) for a total of $11,000 GP or sell 500 tons at $25 bucks a ton each ($230 per ton) $12,500 profit. 1000 tons at $20 a ton each, like my neighbors? $20,000 a year? 5 times the work, forklift fuel, broken bags, etc for something that is still a fraction of our business?

    Sorry, I like the first choice. 200 tons a year I can do by myself and still run the showroom and our propane department solo. 1000 tons, I'd need to hire someone, so that extra $8,000 would get eaten up pretty fast.
  5. BadDad320

    BadDad320 Feeling the Heat

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    NW New Jersey
    BareFoot
    Hamers Hot Ones
    TreeCycle (after 3 or 4 bags of these I gave up on this brand for this year)
  6. ChrisWNY

    ChrisWNY Feeling the Heat

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    Stove Chow: hottest pellet I've burned, relatively clean burning
    Pennington's Nature's Heat: Cleanest burning, lowest ash/soot, but least amount of heat
    Freedom Fuel: Dirtiest burning, not as hot as Stove Chow
    Presto Logs: Almost as much heat as Stove Chow, somewhat more ash
  7. wazilian

    wazilian Member

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    TreeCycle - They gave decent heat but gave off a lot of ash. 3 tons from Lowes back in September started to burn in mid-Nov. Gone now.

    Stove Chow - mostly cause they are cheap, this is what I'm finishing the year with. I bought a few bags a week ago and they give about the same heat as TC but with less ash. Not a lot less but certainly less. Maybe I should have measured it lol.
  8. bacsibob

    bacsibob New Member

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    SW Ohio
    Somerset

    Great heat, very low ash, $3.48 at Menard's.
  9. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Okanagan - one ton burned
    Barefoot - one ton burned
    Cleanfire - 20 bags burned
    Lignetics - 8 bags burned
    Greene Team - burning now til the end of the season
    Vermont Wood Pellet - only two bags to try em
    Nations Choice - two bags to try em
    Stove Chow - two bags to try em
    Maines Choice - two bags to try em
  10. The Radiator

    The Radiator Member

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    ok, this is what I've fed my stove so far---------

    Hamers
    NEWP
    Stove Chow
    Okanagan

    The Hamers have been a real good burning pellet in my stove.
    NEWP were ok but had more ash.
    Stove Chow were similar to the NEWP
    Okie's had good heat but too much dust.
  11. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    Cape Ann, MA
    NEWP
    Okanagan
    Dragon Mountain
    Lignetics
    Fireside Ultra
    Green Team
    Stove Chow
    Maine's Best
  12. Cozy Old Coot

    Cozy Old Coot Member

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    Hamers Hot Ones :roll:
    Energex American :)
    Greenway - (2 tons still in the shed left from this year's supply) :cheese:
    Stove Chow - (6 tons in the shed for next year's supply) ;-)
  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Granules LG
    Maine Woods
    Cubex

    I should be set until the first of 2013. But I'm still looking as I have some room and can make more ;-).
  14. Jack Morrissey

    Jack Morrissey Feeling the Heat

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    Barefoot Premier Stove Chow Vermont
  15. magsf11

    magsf11 Feeling the Heat

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    2 ton of summersets. so-far best pellet I have burned, great heat and very low ash. going to pick up a few bags of stove chow and see how the stove likes them.
  16. LIpelletpig

    LIpelletpig Feeling the Heat

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    Barefoot - Horrible (8/09,5/09 Batches)
    Okanagan - Great
  17. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    1 ton Pro Pellets (gone) Good pellet

    1 ton AWF's (20 bags or so left) not a fan- Way to long. Some over 2"

    3 tons Somersets (20 bags or so left)
    Great pellet $175/ton

    Burned several bags of the following:
    Penningtons
    Stove Chow (Can't find anywhere now)

    5 tons of Presto Logs - to finish this season and 2011-2012 season.
  18. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    MWP
    3 or 4 bags Maine Choice now that the pile is down to them
  19. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Stove Chow*
    Premier Hardwood
    Rocky Mtn.
    Barefoot
    Spruce Pointe*
    Okanagans*
    Cubex*
    Tree Cycle*
    Maine Choice*

    * burned only 1 or 2 "test" bags
  20. Idahokid

    Idahokid Member

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    North Idaho energy log pellets
    Atlas ultra premium
    Blazers
    Northwest pride
  21. Glosta

    Glosta Member

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    Best to Worst list for my Quadrafire 1200i

    1. Oakanagans - "Coldest Day Of The Year... High Heat Pellet, very...very clean burning with very little ash, More Fines than normal, No Clinkers " Most expensive pellet $279 per ton

    2. Stove Chow - "Best Bang For The Buck Pellet" Very Good Heat, clean burning, very little ash, No Clinkers. $187 per ton

    3. Green Team - " Runner-up Best Bang For The Buck Pellet" Very Good Heat, clean burning, very little ash, No Clinkers. Inventory at Lowes was minimal on Green Team this year. $187 per ton

    4. Maine's Choice - "Good Heat, Slightly More Ash, Few More fines, Several Clinkers" $187 per ton

    5. Fireside Ultras - "Good Heat, Slightly More Ash, Few More fines, Several Clinkers" $187 per ton

    6. Freedom Fuel - "Average Heat, Dirty burning with Lots of ash, No fines, No clinkers. Larger diameter pellet, which seemed to burn longer requiring less fill-ups of the hopper, but did not deliver the heat. $187 per ton
  22. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    How did you like MWP ?
  23. kinglew

    kinglew Member

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    lingnetis
    fireside ultra
    stove chow
    pa pellets
  24. Gweeper64

    Gweeper64 New Member

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    Hey folks,
    Been really busy since Christmas. Haven't had any time at all to check in here.

    Here's my list for the season so far:
    Barefoot
    Pennington Nature's Heat
    Freedom Fuel
    Maine Woods
    Clean Energy (Lowes)
    Stove Chow
    Lignetics (blend)
    Maine's Choice
    Potomac
    Inferno
    PWI
    Vermont Wood Pellet
    Blazers
    Cubex
    Energex
    Fireside Ultra
    New England Wood Pellet

    I was very impressed with the Fireside Ultras especially for the HD price. I was only able to get them one time now. HD is back to stocking Stove Chow again (or was last week anyway).

    Going out for pellets again today. Let's see what I come home with this time...........

    Edit: came home with "generic" MWP. See this thread -
  25. Vinelife

    Vinelife Minister of Fire

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    So far this year I've burnt 1 ton of Somersets, and 2 Tons of ProPellets. And one bag of AWF just to try. I will say in my stove the ProPellets give me more heat and burn better than the Somersets. Although ProPellets give you alittle more ash, but for the heat its worth it.
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