This is my second season burning coal. I have a Keystoker KA-6. Last January i ordered 4 tons of rice at $190/ton. The quality was pretty good also. This year i ordered 4 tons in early September, it was $205 a ton and that was for mixed Rice/Buckwheat. They wanted $210 for straight rice. The quality is quite poor. I took a few handfulls, and washed it and looked through it and found about 20% of it to be slag.
I was so excited last season to be burning coal. I am still very happy that i am not forking out money to the oil pirates, but i am a little discouraged with the sudden hint of the price and demand of coal going up. I live about 20 minutes outside of outside Scranton. Can anyone close to the area give me an idea of how much you are paying a ton, and what the quality is like? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!