Matra Premium Softwood Pellets

Lerxst

Member
Sep 16, 2014
34
Johnston RI
Anyone have experience with these?

For the past 2 years I have been using Platinum Pellets (from Canada)

Matra is a soft wood from Maine. I'm having a tough time finding customer reviews. Figured I'd check here.
 

doghouse

Feeling the Heat
Dec 9, 2008
454
maine
How much a ton? Where in Maine? Been burning for 13 years and I'd use softwood in a heart beat; providing they were reasonably priced.
 

Lerxst

Member
Sep 16, 2014
34
Johnston RI
I am in RI, I don't have many options as to where I can buy from. I do have someone that would let me borrow a trailer to pick up, but I prefer that my pellets get delivered, so that cuts my options further. I can get these Matra pellets for $289 a ton, most likely on 1.2 ton pallets. I would get 3, for a total of 3.6 tons. I consider this reasonable for my area. Oh yeah $60 delivery fee for the whole order.
 

rich2500

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2005
1,303
Berks County PA.
Being a White Pine pellet I would think they will burn good My favorite pellet is AWF white pines.
 

Lerxst

Member
Sep 16, 2014
34
Johnston RI
Thanks rich
I went with a friends recommendation, and bought 4 tons of "Down East" pellets also from Maine.
I use a Harman P43 it can usually burn anything.
 

PelletFiend

Member
Dec 2, 2010
32
Eastern MA
I am burning them now. Probably the cleanest pellet I’ve ever burned in nine seasons (2-3 tons per season).

They are not the hottest I’ve run, but pretty good. I think that while a pound of softwood might have a higher bru, they may be longer pellets and therefore don’t fit a lot in the auger tube to get dropped into the burn pot, so net not a lot of pellets per hour, and slightly lower heat.

My bags say they are from Canada, not Maine.
 

Tonyray

Minister of Fire
I am burning them now. Probably the cleanest pellet I’ve ever burned in nine seasons (2-3 tons per season).

They are not the hottest I’ve run, but pretty good. I think that while a pound of softwood might have a higher bru, they may be longer pellets and therefore don’t fit a lot in the auger tube to get dropped into the burn pot, so net not a lot of pellets per hour, and slightly lower heat.

My bags say they are from Canada, not Maine.
 

Tonyray

Minister of Fire
Exactly my take on them...
went from burning EZBlaze softwoods[small pellets] at a feed rate of 2-3, to having to up the feed rate of Matra's to #4 and our heating area was till a few degrees lower than the blaze......
very clean, zich ash, great smell but not as hot as I exspected...
 

Pete Zahria

Minister of Fire
Jan 6, 2014
1,144
New Hampster
mcmanusfuels.com
Near DF quality, for around 50 clams less...
Extremely clean burning.. nice whitish flame.
Zip on the ash...
(in my application..)


Dan