Ash comparison of Stove Chow, Green Supreme, TSC white/blue bag

sandpipe Posted By sandpipe, Oct 19, 2018 at 9:59 AM

  1. sandpipe

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    From HD:
    Green Supreme (mfg by Lignetics off of barcode): 71g per bag
    Stove Chow: 105g per bag

    From TSC:
    White bag with blue print: 94g per bag

    I would have had HD deliver the Green Supremes but now they only have the high ash Stove Chows so I am leaning towards getting the TSC pellets manually (truck/trailer).

    I was wondering if low ash also implies more btu's per bag or is there no correlation between amount/weight of ash and heat output??
     
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  2. Tonyray

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    other than more ash means more cleaning/scraping,
    good question and I am waiting for the technical answer.._g_g
     
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  3. krushmoto

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    Used Stove Chow from HD for the very 1st time and I'm impressed. I normally use Energex pellets but my supplier ran out of everything so had no choice.
    But my stove seems to use less pellets, creates about 1/2 the amount of ash and my 1st floor averages 78. Granted the coldest it's gotten is only mid 30's but I'm running it at 4 instead of 3 like I did last year.
    Also just got a discount coupon from HD so I'm looking to make space in the garage for another ton!

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    stove chows are made by energex North America Plant.
     
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    Yes, I found out after the fact. But either way I'm getting better results with the Stove Chow. Lol

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  6. Tonyray

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    I remember my 1st year burning pellets..
    2 tons of chows and 2 tons of Energex Hardwoods..
    lot's of ash but both gave pretty good heat..
     
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    So you guys are alright with the high ash of the Chows or is your batch better than the ones I tested from my local HD?

    When you're burning a bag a day the extra ash is not a big deal but wait till Jan/Feb when you could be burning 3 or 4 bags a day!
     
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    don't think anyone will chime in that chows produced little ash regardless of stove..
    they are a good middle of the road pellet especially for the price that most home depots sell at.
    usually around 249-259.00 give or take.
     
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    High ash moves the needle from good to mediocre imho.
     
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    Green Supremes are made by New England Wood Pellets, they contain fillers and in my opinion are junk.
     
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    yeah.. i would agree with that..
    bought them my 1st year of burning and they became benchmark of plus or minus of ash content.
     
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    What are you basing this on?
    The one's I am using from this year have very low ash and low fines and are identified as Lignetics from the sku info.
     
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    It’s really a question without a good answer because year to year a pellet brand’s performance can change based on where the wood is coming from. There are also variances in performance between brands of stoves and within that, variances in draft at individual users’ homes. In short, what burns well one year may not the next and what burns well in one user’s house won’t burn as well in another’s.
     
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    been burning EZblaze super premiums for past few years.
    always had a bit more fines than i want but not being OCD about it since they burn up same as pellets,
    it's no biggie..
    also the pellets we're small sized and burned up quicker.
    this seasons bags are Fines free and pellet size is small/med/ and bit long.
    so something changed in production but it's all good same hot burning softwoods lasting a little longer in the hopper...
     
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    Maybe now that NEWP is owned by Lignetices they have improved. I have never liked them and my nephew that works at a Lowes has told me how many complaints they are currently getting on the Green Supremes.
     
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    I wonder what the complaints are about.
     
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    I tried a few tons of newps in the past and considered them mediocre at best but I have also seen worse.. this years green supremes I got at Lowes are not like I remembered newps in the past .. even (small) sizing, light color (less bark?) 6 bags burned and very acceptable amount of ash and extremely little soot on the glass... the heat seems to be less than Greene Teams and the odor has a lot less piney smell than some other brands I have tried in the past ... the sku scans with iGepr as lignetics-new england... perhaps after lignetics bought them they upped QC protocols ... one can only hope ... I am in for 3 tons of them
     
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    Brands change year to year based on the wood lots where the supplier is getting their raw material. Little way of knowing one year to the next how this year’s batch is going to perform in your stove other than trying a few bags.
     
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    I am 20 bags into a pallet of green supreme pellets from a Lowes in Rhode Island. We burned some last year only because Lowes honors a military discount where Home Depot does not because pellets are considered a "commodity" . Anyway, I only bought this pallet because I was getting patio stones delivered to the house and I figured why not since we are already paying for delivery for another product. Also thinking at the time (September) these pellets are essentially only useful in the bumper months of late fall and early spring. They are mediocre at best and I wouldnt recommend for anything other than the mildly cold temps and for convenience of delivery with other products or taking advantage of a discount.

    I have a rutland thermo on the side of my englander smart stove that i use to keep an eye on heat output of different brands and the fireside ultras from HD put out a nearly 100 degree warmer burn on the thermo readout. Its a signifacnt lack of heat with these green supremes. The early cold snap here really shows the weakness of this pellets. (get what you pay for )
     

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