Any of these pellets good?

tmsjava Posted By tmsjava, Jun 28, 2018 at 12:11 PM

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  1. tmsjava

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  2. jackhammer

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    Softwood have less ash, more heat and cost more. If you can get to Monson, I buy my pellets from Squire Lumber. They have a good selection. They deliver depending on your location, I’m in Brimfield. I didn’t see prices on the ones you are looking at, I would get the Lacrete or Energex. Your Harman stove will burn anything really so it’s a matter of how often you want to clean and how much you want to spend. I wasn’t able to get a great deal on anything this year so I bought 3 tons of Vermont wood pellets for $300/ton. I would read some reviews on the ones you are looking at and maybe try 2 different kinds. Some folks buy 10 bags of one, 10 of another to see how they burn in their stove. Lots of good opinions here, lots of experience!
     
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    agree...
    hardwoods do not leave Less ash..I stopped buying hardwoods because of that.
    some better brands of hardwoods leave less than others..Cubbies maybe?
    I would deffinitly go with the LaCretes which are a Sprucewood.. i burned a ton couple years ago.
    burned Energex hardwoods which left a lot of ash but never the Energex blend..
     
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    We have 8 brands of pellets. More than anyone around.
    All softwood, except for one blend.
    For the woodburners turned pellet burners..

    Of those brands. I like the LaCrete..
    Actually I like them any way!

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    I have burned multiple types of pellets in my Mini A... including softwood like LaCrete's, but nothing has performed like Nothern by Lauzon. I was told the mini likes hardwoods.. not sure if it was sound advice but it works for me. The heat is undeniable but the ash is a bit more than the LaCretes. I have a difficult time running my stove on low for any period of time and the Northerns for some reason make it easier to do so.
     
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    in the shoulder season, my glass get's dirty quicker from the on/off cycle thruout the day with a bit more ash.
    cheap pellets or top of the line softwoods, same deal..[although the cheaper pellets do make a mound of ash]...
    so, i just burn the same softwoods from fall to spring. makes no difference for me to have a shoulder pellet
    when my stove starts to run 24/7, then the difference is very noticeable.
    less ash/cleaner glass..
     
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