Still River Pellets - Anyone Used Them

bogieb Posted By bogieb, Aug 29, 2015 at 4:29 PM

  1. bogieb

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    As I was pulling out of the local Aubuchon's, I noticed they have a pellet I don't remember hearing anything about; Still River. I did a search, but can't find anything on them. Anyone have experience with them or know who makes them?
     
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  2. LordmetalZ28

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    They also make blackstone pellets!! And oddly enough both of there skus come up as drycreeks pellets
     
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    Thank you!
     
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  4. Peterfield

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    That's odd as a quick read on the Blackstone website seems to imply they are a relatively new independent manufacturer of pellets. Maybe Dry Creek owns them?
     
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    Thats what I was thinking . Its got me stumped.
     
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    Still River pellets are made in northeast CT. Aubouchon Hardware has bought all they can produce. I grabbed a couple of bags to see how they burned while I was seting up my new M55 and they seemed OK. I think I paid $7.00 per bag.
     
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    Just bumping this thread to see if anyone else has tried these or has any information/reviews on them.
     
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    Yeah, at $7/bag, they better be more than just ok.
     
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    $259 a ton at Aubochons. Way hotter than NEWP/Green Supremes, hotter than FSUs too. Average ash.
     
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    Walmart Rt 9 Spencer MA has Still River "Premium Hardwood Pellets" for $5 a bag, $250 per ton. UPC 11039 31593

    Picked up a bag to try earlier today, also a bag of Maine's Choice, also $5.

    They also had Pennington's and another brand, at $5 per.

    Local Ace Hardware has Lignetics at $8.19(?) a bag, $299.99 a ton. Have heard good things about them, are they worth the extra $50?

    All ton pallet prices do not include delivery.
     
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    I'm using Lignetics and am very happy with them. I burned Maine's Choice last year and the heat was fine but they were more ashy than the Lignetics. You're doing it right because a pellet may work great in one stove and lousy in another. See what your stove likes and go from there.
     
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    My local Aubuchon's has the Still River at $6.49/bag. Don't know what the per ton price is. Funny thing is the sign on top of the pellets says Green Supremes. Not buying any at that price especially since I can get Pres-to's and FSU's at way cheaper prices at the BBS.
     
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    I was moving the bags of pellets around, cleaning up the room a bit. Still trying to see what I should buy in bulk...

    Looking at the Still River bag it shows as:

    Less that 1% Ash
    8,000+ BTU/lb
    Less than .05% fines
    Less than 6% moisture

    All of the other bags I've got, or have looked at usually state:

    Less than 0.5% fines

    Think it's a typo on the bag, or are these extra extra clean?
     
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    You can be the guinea pig and open a bag ==c. Hard to believe they could be that low - maybe during packaging, cut certainly not after shipping. But what I know about it could fit on the head of a pen, so TIFWIW.
     
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    So, wait, now, are you saying you are the Pellet Angel?

    All hail Pellet Angel!
     
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    ;lol
     
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    Just so you know I'm not making this up:

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    Maybe whomever did the graphiocs did not understand that there is a difference between .05% and multiplying by .05 to get 5 percent?
     
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    Sounds like it wasn't caught before going to print. Everything else in the list is just the premium standard so it is probably supposed to say 0.5%. The limit for fines (less than 1/8") is 0.5% at the mill gate.
    I've seen a bag from Brazil once (not pellets but some kind of rolled balls of fiber) that said > 0.5% fines.
     
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    Gotcha! That is an older school style of graphics back before the Mid-Evil times where they drew with sticks on cave walls. Touche' LOL!
     
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    The Graphiocs, eventually defeated by the Peedeefians during the UpLoadingan Holy War.

    I remember it well. Good times, good times.
     
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    Bags - remind me not to get on your bad side, you hold a grudge forever :).

    ;lol
     
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    Nah, Just always looking for a good laugh. ;lol;lol Did the key board spin a little and almost get away from ya there, Bogieb? LOL! ::-) Or were the digits moving slower or possibly faster than the brain? <<<< Careful how ya answer that one. Loaded question. :eek:
     
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    Just wait until you get old and your fingers get Alzheimer's, we'll so who's laughing then :). Heck, I'm surprised most of my stuff doesn't come out as gibberish anyway; seriously, I mis-type my first name 90+% of the time (pretty bad for a 6 letter, common name). Got so bad I finally told Word and my email editors to autocorrect it !!!
     
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    I think I just got into the end of that line. Vision is going. Aches and pains are appearing. Etc; Getting older is for the birds! A bigger problem is that at times I still think I'm in my 20's and routinely pay the price for it.

    So I assume you are going to pass on the Still River pellets? I know nothing about any of the brands you northern folk are speaking of. It's Greek to me.
     
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