e.alleg wrote:Some bags look like pea coal, other bags look like ready mix concrete with stones mixed in. It all burns, the bags with the large chinks also contain nails, screws. cotter pins, wood, and plain old rocks. What I've been doing is picking out the huge pieces, it all burns hot so no complaints there.
Was this Reading in the 40 lb. heat sealed plastic bags or was it coal bagged by the dealer at their yard? I can't believe someone would sell bagged coal with all that junk in it. Every time I've gotten bagged coal the most I'll find is some wood, a stone once in a while, or a little piece of slate.
Of the big names in (strip) coal I liked Blaschak the best, very uniform size.
The quality of the coal from the big strip mine companies varies constantly, depending on where they are pulling it from and what they are blending it with.