Tryingitout wrote:I know the difference between soft and hard, but I will try the search maybe it goes into more explanation of anthracite . I am happy with the Blaschak, because that is all I know. I would just like to experiment to see if there is a difference, like the others are posting about.
The fact is that there is a world of difference between coals (even when comparing one anthracite coal to another anthracite coal)... akin to burning Oak vs Birch vs Hickory vs Apple.
having said that... the good news for you is that your burning one of the better (if not THE BEST) quality anthracite coals available to anyone (even those in PA)!
What you wish to achieve by trying, testing, burning different anthracite coals has been done by many very experienced coal burners and trust me when i say this... your not going to obtain any significantly better anthracite than blaschak currently (it would be time/money/effort wasted). THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF THIS FORUM!
On another note... trying to get better pricing, best supplier, etc... is worthy of a lil' time for sure! but in terms of quality anthracite it is an agreed consensus among almost everyone here that Blaschak is #1 or #2 in most peoples opinions.