BlaschakBulkSales wrote:The nut that Blaschak produces is what would be considered full size nut coal. Some companies will produce an oversized nut and some will produce an undersize nut. About 90%(estimated) of the Amish community burn Blaschak coal. There are very few people that know more about burning coal than the Amish. The feedback that we receive is that the full size nut that we sell burns more efficiently and evenly than an oversized nut coal would burn. While an oversized nut might give longer burn times it also offers lower BTU's than a full sized nut. The full sized nut is easier to shake and also is less likely to clog or block certain types of units. Like everything this is also open to one person's preference than anothers.
I understand what you are saying but with in the last 3 years, your "full sized" nut coal has gotten smaller than it was a few years ago. Something has changed from the coal you sold as nut coal in 2009. The last 2 years, the nut sized coal is visibly smaller then it had been. I use a mix of stove and nut (bulk) and the nut looks closer to pea than to nut. The stove on the other hand is the same as it's always been. Next year I'll go straight stove coal.
Your assessment of "oversized nut" and burn times versus BTU's seems 180 degrees off also. Generally speaking, larger sized coal produces more heat for shorter lengths of time. This is just anthracite 101 and has to do with air space between pieces.
I still use your product because for me, it's the best available in my area and your blending makes a consistent product.