Penn Keystone

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Penn Keystone

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:50 pm

Is anyone selling Penn Keystone bagged nut in the state of Maine? Is it as good as Blashak?
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:11 pm

I've never seen it in Maine. Reading, Blaschack, and some Kimmels is all I've ever seen.
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:04 am

As far as I know Penn Keystone is a coal broker.....they buy from different breakers and then resell it. That's where my dealer gets his from. They sell Kimmels and Gauley Mining coal......maybe more. I'm not sure if they have bagged nut.
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:08 am

sterling40man wrote: They sell Kimmels and Gauley Mining coal......maybe more.


Gauley Mining is Penn Keystone. When I ordered a TT load of nut from Penn Keystone in 2008, it came in Kimmel's bags and the invoice was from Gauley Mining. The coal I got was very good, but I wouldn't say it was better or worse than the Blaschak I burned previously. Given the choice I would probably buy whichever one was less expensive and/or closest to home.
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:14 am

markviii wrote:Gauley Mining is Penn Keystone.


So, what your saying Rob is that Penn Keystone mines and bags this coal?
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:21 am

sterling40man wrote:
markviii wrote:Gauley Mining is Penn Keystone.


So, what your saying Rob is that Penn Keystone mines and bags this coal?


No, I don't know if they actually own any mines at this point. When I delt with them they had a working relationship with Kimmel's and their Williamstown #1 mine, but since that mine closed and Kimmel's was sold I do not know what the story is now.
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:48 am

Gotcha.....thanks Rob.
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:02 am

I ran out of Blaschak last season, and picked up 30 bags of Kimmels nut. What I got had a lot of fines. I got a lot of clinkers. Don't know if I just got a bad batch or what. for two seasons, Blaschak was very consistent. In size and cleanliness. Thanks for the input. Sounds like you might get what ever they can buy the cheapest? I don't mind paying a "little" more for good quality. The clinker thing really sucked. I almost lost the fire trying to snag them out of the bed. It was about 10 degrees and blowing at the time.
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Re: Penn Keystone

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:44 am

The Kimmel's nut that I had would also create clinkers if I gave the stove too much air. The coal burned to a dark red ash, and produced a lot of heat...I just had to be careful with the air setting. With that said, there are forum members that did not have the same experience I did...like many things, "your mileage may vary".

Blaschak takes a lot of pride in offering a consistent product. It sounds like you have tried both and prefer the Blaschak nut...if it is available for a reasonable price it sounds like a winner.
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