Best burning NY Capital District

rico7684

Member
Sep 22, 2010
39
Finger Lakes, NY
I'm west of you in NY, Finger Lakes region. I've been burning for the past 9 yrs in a Harman P61a and the best pellets I've used that are available in this area are:

-Easy Blaze Softwood
-Barefoot Hardwood

I've burned a few other brands (Curran Softwood and Hardwood, Instant Heat, Dry Creek and American Wood Fibers Softwood) and out of those the AWF Softwood was best.

I am currently burning the Easy Blaze Softwood this year and they are hands down the best pellets I've ever used and this is the first year that they are available in this area. They burn clean, hot, have few fines and very little build up in the burn pot. I used to have to scrape the burn pot daily, but even though I check daily, I only have to scrape every 3-4 days & there is not much there when I do.

Good luck!
 
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Diceman97

New Member
Nov 3, 2019
14
Delanson, NY
Thanks,
I’m burning allegany hardwoods now, but it seems like they are leaving tons of ash on the burn pot. I want to get another ton of a different kind and try them. I’m running the Lopi Deerfield so not sure if I can do softwood, the manual says hardwood....
 

bosshog919

Member
Sep 26, 2013
54
North Jersey
I hear that Easy Blaze is a great pellet!! Especially being a softwood, low ash and high heat!!! Win win!!!!!!
 
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Phil Do's fire.

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2012
586
Hyde Park, NY
Iv'e been burning pellets for almost twenty years, South of Albany @ Slaters Pellets the AWF Ultra White Pines are the cleanest, hottest pellet you will find. A close tie with the AWF's are from Wood Pellets .com and they deliver the Cleanfire Pacifics. Okie Platinums are also clean and about 10 degrees less heat. In a hardwood the Barefoots and Dry Creek premiums burn relatively clean and IMHO put out respectable heat and are the best of the hardwoods!
 
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D-mac02

Member
Dec 21, 2013
140
New York
I was thinking of trying Easy blaze softies from Justin. Idk I kinda want to try norther warmth Douglas firs but idk if I want to spend $400 a ton.
 

bgk

New Member
Nov 14, 2019
22
Here
I’m in Accord, NY (southwest of Kingston, west of new paltz) best I have found is energex locally. Cant find any softwood.
 
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Phil Do's fire.

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2012
586
Hyde Park, NY
I was thinking of trying Easy blaze softies from Justin. Idk I kinda want to try norther warmth Douglas firs but idk if I want to spend $400 a ton.
There not worth the extra money.
 

MadMax31

Burning Hunk
Jan 2, 2015
175
Pittstown NY
I used to get Hamers from Slaters in Cairo. Im burning Lignetics this year. Burned Cubex the last 2 years.

I'm halfway between Troy and Bennington VT. I get my tonnage from Bennington and I grab Barefoots for those really cold snaps from wherever I can.

I just grabbed 5 bags of Dry Creek, that Ive never burned before. Seem ok. Got them from a Feed and Fuel station on RT 20, just east of Duanesburg. They also have Currans, which I would personally stay away from.
 

D-mac02

Member
Dec 21, 2013
140
New York
I used to get Hamers from Slaters in Cairo. Im burning Lignetics this year. Burned Cubex the last 2 years.

I'm halfway between Troy and Bennington VT. I get my tonnage from Bennington and I grab Barefoots for those really cold snaps from wherever I can.

I just grabbed 5 bags of Dry Creek, that Ive never burned before. Seem ok. Got them from a Feed and Fuel station on RT 20, just east of Duanesburg. They also have Currans, which I would personally stay away from.
Dry creeks are ok not to great. I burned green supreme Appalachian blend (lignetics) last year and liked them but no one has them. Heard cubex are bad. I was burning fireside ultras and they are ok with heat but heavy ash. I burned curran the first year I got my pellet stove and they were junk. Burned a few bags of barefoot and they were ok but I think I’m going to stick with the softies
 

TrollCamp

New Member
Oct 19, 2020
2
Valley Falls, NY
I bought a ton of dry creek at my local agway and I didn’t have good luck with them. I’ve been through 5-6 bags and I think I’m gonna go with the barefoot. Worth the 30$ price difference in my opinion. Anyone want to buy 40+ bags of dry creek?
 

Diceman97

New Member
Nov 3, 2019
14
Delanson, NY
I went with Greene Team Platinums from Lowe’s this year. I burned a ton at the end of last year and they were comparable to the Allegheny’s and burn just as hot. I may buy a few bags of Curran hardwoods just to give them a try.
 

jane8851

Member
Sep 1, 2015
9
Upstate NY
Last year I burned both Curran Hardwood and then Curran Hardwood/Softwood blend because that's what the dealer who sold me the stove had. This year I bought 3 tons of Northern Warmth Supreme Douglas Fir from Slater's in Cairo NY. I'm very happy with these. They burn very hot and very little ash.
 
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TrollCamp

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Oct 19, 2020
2
Valley Falls, NY
I bought a ton of dry creek at my local agway and I didn’t have good luck with them. I’ve been through 5-6 bags and I think I’m gonna go with the barefoot. Worth the 30$ price difference in my opinion. Anyone want to buy 40+ bags of dry creek?
Update- I got a ton of barefoot super premium. 293$ a ton at schaghticoke agway and these burn sooo hot. I’m surprised my stove isn’t glowing red inside
 

SciGuy

Burning Hunk
Aug 17, 2007
204
Constableville, NY
Last year I burned both Curran Hardwood and then Curran Hardwood/Softwood blend because that's what the dealer who sold me the stove had. This year I bought 3 tons of Northern Warmth Supreme Douglas Fir from Slater's in Cairo NY. I'm very happy with these. They burn very hot and very little ash.

Yikes, at $410 per ton they ought to give you a foot massage and turn down service;)

Hugh
 
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