Hey -you helped me out first - now don't get all mushy on me here!
Don't forget the good stuff from Shwenksville Road that you and you-know-who helped me get. (hi there!)
I'd like to get the consistency you get with the coal from the mines. It's just that Ritter's is so close - and expensive
- and I don't have much free time to make the run west. Did I tell you the Reading nut I have this year
is decent stuff. The first 1.5 ton of nut I got in December had 5 or 6 handfuls of wood chunks in it. This stuff burns as hot as the Superior nut - this is a first in 8 years of burning mostly Reading pea. I'm getting a little less ash volume too, 10 -20% less. It's not as nice to use as Superior's because it shakes down harder. Superior's sandy red ash fell easily but the Reading has that beige granola thing going on that makes it harder to shake. I don't have a clinkering problem with either brand and I run the Vigilant nearly full-out most of the time. I think Reading is such a big corporation that there's a lot of variability laying around in those old refuse piles.