Midwest (OH, IL, IN, WI, MI, IA) 2014 Early Buy - Green Bay, WI

Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
Earth Sense Energy Systems has their new pricing for early buy program.

Their prices are up from last year, some very substantial.

A maple hardwood variety is up $39 per ton, from $169 to $208. The manufacturer said that "Midwest raw material demand for forestry fiber to supply pulp & paper, sawmills and dry kilns is causing pricing to bump this year which was elevated by the propane shortage and cold winter".

An oak hardwood variety is up $8 per ton, from $191 to $199. ESES's own softwood blend is up $4 per ton from $211 to $215. A ponderosa pine variety is up $2 per 1.2 ton, from $267 to $269. A douglas fir variety is up $48 per ton, from $258 to $301. Another douglas fir variety is up $19 per ton, from $287 to $306. And Bear Mountain went up $2 per ton, from $321 to $323.
 
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Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
Earth Sense Energy Systems has their new pricing for early buy program for 2015.

Most of their prices are up from last year, some very substantial.

A maple hardwood variety is up $10 per ton, from $208 to $218. An oak hardwood variety is up $48 per ton, from $199 to $247. ESES's own softwood blend is up $6 per ton from $215 to $221. A ponderosa pine variety is up $16 per 1.2 ton, from $269 to $285. A douglas fir varieties are same as last year. One at $301 per ton, another at $306 per ton and Bear Mountain at $323 per ton.
 

Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
Earth Sense Energy Systems has their new pricing for early buy program for 2016.

Most of their prices are down from last year, some very substantial.

Hay Creek - Mixed hardwood - 0.5% ash 8000 BTU $178/ton
Marth - Maple hardwood - 0.5% ash 8000 BTU $180/ton
Northern Elite - Maple hardwood - 0.4% ash 8000 BTU $199/ton
Pro Pellet - Mixed hardwood - 0.4% ash 8100 BTU $201/ton
Uncle Jed's Southern - Oak hardwood - 0.33% ash 8250 BTU $241/ton
Uncle Jed's Softwood - Spruce & pine - 0.33% ash 8450 BTU $217/ton
"Red" Western Elite - Ponderosa pine - 0.3% ash 8500 BTU $267/1.2 ton
Pinnacle - Douglas fir - 0.25% ash 8500 BTU $294/ton
Uncle Jed's Douglas Fir - Bear Mountain - 0.2% ash 8600 BTU $314/ton
 

Mr._Graybeard

Feeling the Heat
Apr 27, 2012
290
Southeast Wisconsin
Yeah, that extra charge frosts me a little. I burn 8 tons in a cold winter, so to doesn't amount to much per ton. But it's the principle of the thing. I guess it works for them business-wise.
 

Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
Yeah, that extra charge frosts me a little. I burn 8 tons in a cold winter, so to doesn't amount to much per ton. But it's the principle of the thing. I guess it works for them business-wise.
If you pay for your pellets via cash or check, they will take $7 off per pallet/ton. It offsets the cost of the fee for the buyers club. Also, if you take back good 40" x 48" pallets, they pay you $3 per pallet.
 
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Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
Earth Sense Energy Systems has their new pricing for early buy program for 2017.

Easy Heat - Hardwood - 0.5% ash 8000 BTU $152/ton
Marth - Hardwood - 0.5% ash 8000 BTU $180/ton
Uncle Jed's Southern - Oak hardwood - 0.33% ash 8250 BTU $199/ton
Uncle Jed's Softwood - Spruce & pine - 0.33% ash 8450 BTU $227/ton
"Red" Western Elite - Ponderosa pine - 0.3% ash 8500 BTU $279/1.2 ton
Pinnacle - Douglas fir - 0.25% ash 8500 BTU $292/ton
Uncle Jed's Douglas Fir - Bear Mountain - 0.2% ash 8600 BTU $314/ton
 

Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
It has been a few years since I have updated the prices. See any trends?

Still have to pay $42 per year to "belong" to their buyers club. Cash discount is $5 per skid.

Earth Sense Energy Systems has their new pricing for early buy program for 2020.

Easy Heat - Hardwood - 0.5% ash 8000 BTU $204/ton
Marth - Hardwood - 0.5% ash 8000 BTU $237/ton
Uncle Jed's Softwood - Spruce & pine - 0.33% ash 8450 BTU $249/ton
"Red" Western Elite - Ponderosa pine - 0.3% ash 8500 BTU $342/1.2 ton
Uncle Jed's Douglas Fir - Bear Mountain - 0.2% ash 8600 BTU $344/ton
 

Mr._Graybeard

Feeling the Heat
Apr 27, 2012
290
Southeast Wisconsin
The cheap pellets have gone up in price this year, to the point where it's not worth the extra trouble of burning them. I'd happily pay an extra $12/ton for Jed's softies over mediocre Marths (which I thought are more ashy this year and not as hot as they have been in the past).
 

Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
520
NE Wisconsin
I have been trying some of the Dejnos Hardwood Pellets this year in our Castile insert. They are more ashy than the Jed's softies, but seem to put out the same amount of heat. They are going locally for $225 per ton. I got lucky this last year as my local dealer had some water damaged ones that he had purchased for a discount. I was able to purchase 5 ton for $155 per ton. That will last me a couple of years burning them in the insert. He had sorted out the water damage and I received good quality pellets.
 

Mr._Graybeard

Feeling the Heat
Apr 27, 2012
290
Southeast Wisconsin
I've been burning Dejnos hardwood and Somersets for most of the winter. I'd say the Dejnos produce more ash than Somersets as well ... as far as heat output is concerned, I'd give the nod slightly to the Somersets. Still, Dejnos are head and shoulders better than the Marth pellets I burned last fall.

$155/ton is a major bargain ... $225/ton is still a pretty good deal. A hardware store near me has them for $234.50/ton. If they have any left I may pick up a ton this week to top off my stash.

A year or two ago I ran into some bargains, including nearly a ton of Uncle Jed's Southern Hardwood pellets a friend of a friend wanted to get rid of. They were a very good southern oak pellet. It looks like EarthSense doesn't offer them anymore. Too bad.