stoker-man wrote:I can't deviate from the rice coal that efm recommends in the stoker, but I can say that I have heard good reports about burning buckwheat in them.
Coalberner stated the advantages of less dust and being washed and you'll have to experiment with the air and feed ratios.
also burning less coal aswell with Buck Rice always has dirt & lots of fines in it because of it size and being mix with the smaller barley size coal . as stoker - man say you will have to find the sweet spot you will reduce the feed rate and
increase the air.But watch you do not add two much air burning coal down into your auger tube my accur and burning up your grates can happend to.I am not the only person in the world that every burned Buck in a efm since efm been making
them People have been burning buck in them I know of few old timer's that has used buck since they bought there efm's
back in the 50's and never had problems with burning the correct size buck.Them units are still in service today .
And them guys are in there late 70's and early 80's And probably forgot more about efm's then anyone on the forum
knows. If you do burn it You have be careful & watch what things are doing and correct any issue that may come up .
or just stick with burning Rice and Leave the Buck for me to burn