What pellets do you like this year?

JR52

Member
Jan 8, 2017
60
Pennsylvania
You'll never see that price around here....

Dan
This comment and all the others regarding paying more for pellets make much more sense now that I saw on another site that you are a pellet distributor. You should probably put this in your signature as you weigh in on topics that include discussions on buying from big box stores vs. the premium from the local guys considering you are a "local guy".
 

batchman

Burning Hunk
Oct 29, 2013
197
Backwoods MA
I'm confused, because we just bought some from our stove dealer, and they are from a current shipment. I tried to do some research on the Interwebz, but the results are inconclusive.

Well how about that... I stand corrected, thanks for the tech.

Both dealers that I used to get my Okie Plats from told me the company had changed hands and the same pellet was now NorWarm Super Spruce.
The prior "Gold" was now the Pine, and somehow they went to two grades of DF (which I have not figured out).

That's what I burned last year, along with a hold-over ton from the year before (actually two years prior). They looked, smelled and burned the same although my 2yo ones had lost quite a bit of temperature.

I do recall however that the Okie's were shipped by rail and bagged locally. Can't back that up either though.

In conclusion, "I dunno, me" and will quietly endeavor to say nothing, act casual....

Thanks,
- Jeff
(some days you wake up and discover that everything you know is wrong...)
 
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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,190
Eastern Ontario
This may sound like a stupid question but could some one
ex-plane to me how pellets a year or more old loss Heat ?
 
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Pete Zahria

Minister of Fire
Jan 6, 2014
1,110
New Hampster
mcmanusfuels.com
This comment and all the others regarding paying more for pellets make much more sense now that I saw on another site that you are a pellet distributor. You should probably put this in your signature as you weigh in on topics that include discussions on buying from big box stores vs. the premium from the local guys considering you are a "local guy".
I don't receive a penny from that business. (a dealer, not a distributor.)
We have been best friends for 40 years.
I do his internet work for him, he hates computers.
I am not a dealer, I don't have a dime invested in his.
I would also add, that my comments may or may not be consistent with his.

Dan
 
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bob bare

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
2,957
park county montana
This may sound like a stupid question but could some one
ex-plane to me how pellets a year or more old loss Heat ?
If they draw in moisture,can affect the btu's,same as corn that has too high a moisture content.
 

bob bare

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
2,957
park county montana
I don't receive a penny from that business. (a dealer, not a distributor.)
We have been best friends for 40 years.
I do his internet work for him, he hates computers.
I am not a dealer, I don't have a dime invested in his.
I would also add, that my comments may or may not be consistent with his.

Dan
Yes,you have helped lots of us for years,and I for 1 thank you sir.
 
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bob bare

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
2,957
park county montana
Pellet manufacturers sell out,change hands,and rebag for other suppliers.Where I live,we do not have the option of 30 different suppliers,oakies have been good to me,but,have been using North Idaho last 4 years,this years seems fine.But,from all the problems and complaints,seems like back east is above and beyond poor quality/dirty pellets this year.Do not think I have seen it this bad in 5 years.
 
Nov 20, 2018
146
Connecticut
I'm happy with the Okanagan Douglas Fir pellets we've been using. The stove dealer recommends them, and I trust his judgement (the guy and his son have done really well by us so far, I'm very happy to report).

Next year, I want to get organized to get a better deal on the cost, however. We orderered our first ton in September, and our second in December. I shudder to think what the price will be in February! At least it's my sister who's paying the pellet bill, and I'm getting a nice break on the heating oil, lol!
 

JR52

Member
Jan 8, 2017
60
Pennsylvania
I don't receive a penny from that business. (a dealer, not a distributor.)
We have been best friends for 40 years.
I do his internet work for him, he hates computers.
I am not a dealer, I don't have a dime invested in his.
I would also add, that my comments may or may not be consistent with his.

Dan
My fault then, sorry. I looked at the web site and saw your name on it and saw it in your signature so I assumed it was yours.
 
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bogieb

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2014
2,730
South Central NH
This comment and all the others regarding paying more for pellets make much more sense now that I saw on another site that you are a pellet distributor. You should probably put this in your signature as you weigh in on topics that include discussions on buying from big box stores vs. the premium from the local guys considering you are a "local guy".
He is not a dealer nor a distributer. Not sure how his knowledge of pellet prices from a specific place (and others, including BBS, in his area) are affected. He is passing along the facts. You will not find prices like what they find in WA and some other areas anywhere in NH unless there is a fire sale going on because of a total pellet glut (which has only happened once in the last 5 years).

If he were passing along bad information, those of us in NH would be calling BS - I have no quibbles with any comment he has made on pricing.
 
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jim2074

Member
Feb 21, 2014
87
Eagle River,WI
Well it's cold outside and everyone here has been running their stoves. I just wanted to know what pellets you are liking and what pellets you tried are duds.
I have used Bear Mountain for the last couple of years. Expensive but they burn soooo hot and almost no ash. I can go over a month with out cleaning the stove. Harman XXV