Corn blended wood pellets at tractor supply

Corydel2747

Member
Aug 27, 2016
15
Hollidaysburg, PA
I thought I was seeing things or these were just low grade pellets but without a doubt there is corn mixed in the wood before it's run through the pellet mill. This isn't just a few pellets they are all like this. Not that I care because I run a Harman but these are advertised as hardwood pellets. Anyone else run into this?
 

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miteclipse

Member
Mar 8, 2013
170
Hughesville, MD
Can you upload a picture of the pfi label? My guess is that the mill must of bagged corn, switched to pellet production without proper cleaning. Definitely bring it to tsc attention. Could damage alot of stoves. Would also be nice to get the skus of your bag to see who made the pellets.
 

FirepotPete

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2010
667
Titletown U.S.A
Is there any warning or anything mentioning that burning corn requires an exhaust pipe that is rated for burning corn? If not I wonder if they just don't know that or that the corn is treated in some way so as not to have that requirement?
 

JRemington

Minister of Fire
Nov 4, 2017
616
Belleville New York
Is there any warning or anything mentioning that burning corn requires an exhaust pipe that is rated for burning corn? If not I wonder if they just don't know that or that the corn is treated in some way so as not to have that requirement?
It would be an awful liability for anyone to grind corn and mix it in. Although I have looked at 2 stoves this week where the ash was black and heavy. It was like sand. A company could probably pick up mouldy or immature corn for under 100 a ton. If it were run through the pulverize and blended in with wood fiber it would hide. Nothing would surprise me.