rberq wrote:SMITTY wrote:WAS using Kimmels bagged nut.
Now using Blashak bagged nut.
Weird. I have some of each, and I think the Kimmels burns better and hotter and longer than the Blaschak. I think both brands vary from pallet to pallet and year to year.
I figured I'd start a new thread on this so as not to hijack the other thread where this was posted.
rberg was responding to my comment about how I get 24 hour + burn times out of this load of Blashak (with less ash & same heat output), vs. the maximum of 15 hour burns tops out of Kimmels (with an overflowing ashpan in that 12-15 hrs.) -- all bagged nut coal. I believe he is right.
I was thinking .... maybe before any of us commit to a large load of coal, it might be worthwhile to take several small samples from companies closest to you ... just to check burning characteristics. After just 2 bags of this load of Blashak I picked up in October, it was clear that my burn times really had doubled, with 30%+ less ash, & same heat output as the Kimmels I burned the 4 seasons prior.
I'm definitely doing this next season to make sure I don't get stuck with 5 tons of garbage .. like last year!