I loaded up a 55 gallon Drum (440 lbs) in early January and it lasted me a little over 4 weeks. However when I went back and filled it again, I burned almost the whole 440lbs in 2 weeks...NO LIE! I had my feed rate set really high on the coal trol because it was burning so fast. I took a sample to work an matched it to a friends coal (delivered by Chervy) and his was far superior. The sample I brought in had a lot of slate and dirt and was dull, yet my buddies was much more shiny. Also, Since my load was under 1/2 ton I was charged an extra $10...I don't understand the need to charge me an extra amount of money when I shoveled it myself.
After the last batch of Hudson I decided to return to the Hazleton Area where I grew up. I filled up my pickup truck with 1200lbs of Jeddo Coal, and I must say that you can clearly see the difference between the two. Jeddo's is much more shinier..almost glass like, and very black. I had to adjust the Coaltrol to feed less while still maintaining the set temp. I also want to add that Jeddo did not have a minimum fee and since I went over my budget by $3 they adjusted my bill instead of having me shovel off coal.
Just my experience with Hudson..I really wanted that relationship to work out..I tried