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 softiesI 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.
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 insideI 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?
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.