Calvin'S

Calvin'S

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:32 pm

Made the trek to Pa to visit Coalburner this last weekend. We had a nice ride :D and picked up 2-ton of Cavin Lenig's finest rice coal. Man does this stuff burn! With the last batch of stuff I was burning, I could hold the door open and watch the coal burning. With the Calvin, the door doesn't stay open long :) Too bad serious coal burnin weather is all over. Oh well guess I have a good start on next years "hammer". THANKS Jay !!! Have to come down and visit Jack's Spot again. Well worth the trip. :) :) :) Scott
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:27 am

didnt like the superior buckwheat?
coal berner has been telling me about that breaker over in treverton......i'm liking the superior, but i might have to go over there....never been there.....only to one the other lenigs on the lower road......rice coal was 110 there last yr.....i know a lady that lives near there
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:40 am

If you think the Lenig is hot on it's own, try mixing it 50/50 with Superior, sweetest smelling and hottest burn of em all! :taz:

There will be 20 tons of this mix under my front porch come fall, not to mention another 10 tons of UAE for summer use. coal berner is da man!! :lol:
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:22 am

It's true, it's true :D :D Scott
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:06 pm

lincolnmania wrote:didnt like the superior buckwheat?
coal berner has been telling me about that breaker over in treverton......i'm liking the superior, but i might have to go over there....never been there.....only to one the other lenigs on the lower road......rice coal was 110 there last yr.....i know a lady that lives near there
Hey Scott The Problem with stokerscot's is he has a short chimney and a small
auger on the 520 Not enough draft for Buck to much smoke coming out of the drum and Pipe He needs more chimney so he get's more draft then the buck will burn correctly or insulate the pipe so it stays warm ;)
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:07 pm

stokerscot wrote:Made the trek to Pa to visit Coalburner this last weekend. We had a nice ride :D and picked up 2-ton of Cavin Lenig's finest rice coal. Man does this stuff burn! With the last batch of stuff I was burning, I could hold the door open and watch the coal burning. With the Calvin, the door doesn't stay open long :) Too bad serious coal burnin weather is all over. Oh well guess I have a good start on next years "hammer". THANKS Jay !!! Have to come down and visit Jack's Spot again. Well worth the trip. :) :) :) Scott
Thank you for the Lunch & the cold ones :D Anytime Scott
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:19 pm

One thing I want everybody to know about lenig is when you buy the rice make sure you ask if it is from one of there 4
regular mines because sometime there run out of Rice and have to get it from another source it will Not be the same Quality and you might have Problem's I have spoken to Bob about this he told me it does not happend that often but when
it does stayaway from the rice buy the buck he showed me the pile of bad rice they had that came from another source
it looked like crap and they stop selling it until they could get more from they Regular source always ask before you buy
they Rice all other sizes are fine Just Rice might be a Problem ;)
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:40 pm

Matthaus wrote:If you think the Lenig is hot on it's own, try mixing it 50/50 with Superior, sweetest smelling and hottest burn of em all! :taz:

There will be 20 tons of this mix under my front porch come fall, not to mention another 10 tons of UAE for summer use. coal berner is da man!! :lol:
Thank you Matt Just Helping my fellow coal burner's get the good stuff and as you
know now there is a big differents between Good Deep mine Consistent Quality coal & Stripping mine coal I don't care what Anybody say's The Proof is in the Consistency of the Quality & Burn of the coal You will have more consistent coal with the deep mine coal in the Recovery & Processing of the coal more Consistent Quality coal at the end and the good red ash coal will give you more BTU's Per lb then any white ash coal the ash might be more but the btu's make up for that
in my book also I must say is your percentage of getting a bad ton of coal will be higher with stripped coal then with deep not to say you will never get a bad ton of coal from deep mined but your percentage will be much lower with deep then stripped The processed is much different in Deep mining then stripping Deep will be more consistent then any stripped mine another factor is the coal breaker itself there are only a few deep mine coal breakers that processed deep coal witch own the mines where the coal comes from all other breakers are strip mine witch will process coal from all over the Place there are more mines then breaker 's so you got to know what ones have the deep mine coal I only know of 3 that have deep some of the breaker's will have both but they will have more stripped then deep also the coal veins make a differents to you need to know witch ones give you better coal Ok enough with my rant you know how I get when it comes
to this stuff Thank you again Matt for you kind words talk to you soon :)
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:35 pm

Agreed, 100%.
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: jpen1 On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:20 pm

Coal berner is right on about the lenigs. When I got I got about 2/3 not so good stuf and about 1/3 of there normal stuff. I didn't know until J.C. called me the next day after he and matt picked up some for LsFarm. It all burned pretty hot but the stuff I vave been burning the last month has been hotter and much less ash and is a mix of red and white ash. Where as the first part of the load was very high ash % and complete white ash. J.C. I'll have to show you mount ashmore which resulted from the half a ton of that stuff. More ash than 2 tons of UAE. However I'll deal with more ash for the hotter fire and less fines anyday plus it makes good pothole patch for the road at my cabin.
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:45 pm

The 4-5 tons that Matt brought me is really good coal... I mix it 50/50 with UAE and my AA 260 loves it... much less ash, and a hotter fire.. the ash is a mix of white and red, the red from UAE I'm sure.

I'm probably going to buy some more Calvin Lenig's this summer, maybe a semi-load of it.

Greg L

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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:32 pm

jpen1 wrote:Coal berner is right on about the lenigs. When I got I got about 2/3 not so good stuf and about 1/3 of there normal stuff. I didn't know until J.C. called me the next day after he and matt picked up some for LsFarm. It all burned pretty hot but the stuff I vave been burning the last month has been hotter and much less ash and is a mix of red and white ash. Where as the first part of the load was very high ash % and complete white ash. J.C. I'll have to show you mount ashmore which resulted from the half a ton of that stuff. More ash than 2 tons of UAE. However I'll deal with more ash for the hotter fire and less fines anyday plus it makes good pothole patch for the road at my cabin.

Jim that's because it was Rice as you know that rice and nut is the #1 seller so that will be the first 2 they my Run out of
No need to look at your ash Jim :lol: I have seen plenty of ash over the years of burning all kinds of coal around this area
If you want to see ash you need to come over my way and burn some of this crap / *censored* stripping coal I have over here I got 1200 lbs free from my neightbor I burn 995 lbs of it and got 299lbs of ash out of it and 100lbs was rocks you could of made a nice rock garden out of the *censored* stick with what works Superior UAE Lenig & Summit is ok to Just not enough of
Btu's Oh I heard Kimmels getting some good coal out of there deep mine they Reopened into the Buck mountain vein but it is small production do to they are trying to use a continuous miner but they keep breaking it wonder why :roll: P.S.
I gave the other 200 lbs away But I have not heard from the guy since for some reason he won't take my calls anymore :lol:
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:41 pm

LsFarm wrote:The 4-5 tons that Matt brought me is really good coal... I mix it 50/50 with UAE and my AA 260 loves it... much less ash, and a hotter fire.. the ash is a mix of white and red, the red from UAE I'm sure.

I'm probably going to buy some more Calvin Lenig's this summer, maybe a semi-load of it.

Greg L

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That's because it is Pea size one of the lease selling size of coal next to barley they should never run out of there own Pea coal you should always get good Barley Pea buck nut & stove off of them just me I would tell you if somthing
would change that goes for anybody's coal & to other Members aswell :)
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:13 am

i stopped burning rice cause i was getting reclaimed crap, and rice was always in short supply......yea coal berner is the mang! he dont like my beer tho.....have to get a case of non pottsville beer for when he comes over lol
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Re: Calvin'S

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:35 am

Yeah really! I thought those premium lagers were doing pretty good washing the breaker dust down for for me. I like his taste in coal but,,,,,,,,,, I like my beer straight from the source, that yuengling on tap is always stale up here. Not enough people drink it so it always sits. Sure would have liked to stay for a few, ahem, more. :) :) ;) Scott
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