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Best Pellets 2017-2018 So Far!

Golden Fire Wood Pellets

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Golden Fire Wood Pellets

These are the averages for 48 weekly Goldenfire samples sent into Twin Ports Labs between July 1, 2012 and July 1 2013.  The same as last year, I could send you a single test that would be amazing.  However, we prefer to show our average because it is not just the good values that set us apart, it is the consistency.    Please note that the Heating Value as received is even higher and the ash content even lower than last year.

 

Moisture Content:

2.136%

Ash Content:

0.15%

Heating Value - As Received:

8527 Btu/lb

Heating Value – Moisture Free:

8713 Btu/lb



We are not the only producer of Douglas fir pellets. However, I am not aware of any other manufacturer that is willing to come anywhere near the low moisture content of our pellets. The difference between our average of 1.67% moisture and a 6% PFI premium pellet is that the higher moisture pellet has almost a quart more water that has to be boiled off, not to mention 4.3% less wood in the bag. The consistently low ash content is the result of using Douglas fir and having very tight control over raw material sources.

Bear Mountain is same as our Goldenfire brand except we can mix up to 5% Western Red Cedar with the Douglas fir. We cannot detect a difference in testing other than a very slight increase in ash and an equally slight increase in heating value.

We are willing to go head to head with any pellet produced using independent lab tests or stove tests.

For more than 25 years Golden Fire Wood Fuel Pellets has set the industry’s GOLD STANDARD of wood pellet fuel. Our time-tested consistent production methods ensure that every bag you purchase contains the lowest moisture content, highest heat and lowest ash wood pellet fuel available because we hand select our raw materials ensuring that each and every pellet is made from 100% Douglas Fir.

You won’t find another pellet that is dried to our industry leading low moisture content of less than 2.5%, and unprecedented average of only 1.9%! Less moisture means you don’t have to burn off excess water in the pellets which results in more heat, heating your home faster, and an extremely low ash content that makes it easier to cleanup. Check out more details below and remember that when you’re heating with wood pellets, you’re leaving a smaller carbon footprint which means great things for our environment.


 

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  • Admin Review: Nov 2017: Hands down one of the best pellets on the market. Almost no ash and super great heat! Well done guys. Keep up the great work! I love your pellets and look forward to burning them again next year.

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41 comments

  • Comment Link V Cappello Thursday, 10 January 2013 04:30 posted by V Cappello

    Have a 2009 thelin parlor 3000 and saw these pellette at low's and am very impressed, on my stove they run approx 15* hotter than bear mountain all settings the same and a clean stove, hot shots barely work and lingnetics are ok in a pinch,for the price these are the best pelletts I have ever used. Calif area.

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  • Comment Link Jim Rose` Tuesday, 08 January 2013 23:37 posted by Jim Rose`

    I have burned Golden Fire for several years, at least six. We have tried a few bags of other brands off and on but always went back to Golden Fire. But this is the first year that we are unhappy with them. The glass gets dirt faster, and there seems to be more ash then usual. I am looking for a change now until this problem is solved. Our stove is an Avalon, and get regular cleanings.

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  • Comment Link Lorri Scheler Monday, 31 December 2012 01:31 posted by Lorri Scheler

    We love your pellets and there is no comparison that we have found with any other manugacturer. However, we have a hard time finding them at this time of year. We live in San Jose, CA and would like to know of retailers. Lowes is completely out.

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  • Comment Link Peter Kaiser Monday, 03 December 2012 03:52 posted by Peter Kaiser

    The "Golden Fire" Wood Pellets emit an acidic odor, almost like smelling Vinegar, but we don`t leave open bags in the House. Once they are in the hopper of the stove, you can barely smell them.To bad that Home Depot displays a "Golden Fire" bag on their
    website, when they don`t carry the product.They sell"Premium Blazer"!!!
    "Golden Fire" burns hotter, leaves glass cleaner than "Premium Blazer", but the "Blazer does`nt smell.

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  • Comment Link Rosemary Parsons Thursday, 22 November 2012 23:24 posted by Rosemary Parsons

    I too have been put off by the odor of the pellets when you open the bag.

    If in fact pellets are made without any additive, what makes this smell.

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  • Comment Link Chris Gude Saturday, 13 October 2012 07:02 posted by Chris Gude

    In addition to a heating pellet stove, I just bought a TRAEGER bbq pellet grill. I have used your pellets for yrs. for the heating stove. I am curious if your pellets are "safe" for cooking...in other words...could they be considered "food grade"???

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  • Comment Link Jennifer Upton Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:06 posted by Jennifer Upton

    Always heard Golden Fire pellets were the most efficient and cleanest on market. My first pallet this year were very clean and efficient this second pallet total opposite. Cleaning glass twice a day and stove every other day.

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  • Comment Link G.F.Ness Sunday, 01 January 2012 05:04 posted by G.F.Ness

    I'm guessing KR works for another pellet provider... I've been burning Golden Fire for 30 years, and have burned cheaper pellets when the wallet was lean...
    Golden fire burns Hot, True, and Clean....
    KR... perhaps you should find a job with Golden Fire instead!

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  • Comment Link Douglas Reidsema Tuesday, 08 November 2011 22:45 posted by Douglas Reidsema

    Dear Friends,
    Just installed a King Ashley 1000M. Bought four pallets of Goldenfire at Meeks; now in dry storage using half of my garage. Stove was professionally installed and tested for airflow. The last several bags burned have left me cleaning the pot every 12 hours? I thought these stoves and pellets were low maintenance. The Goldenfire has so much glue in it that it readily clogs the box in short order. Had less maintenance burning my wood stove and twice the heat. Pellet stoves-Phhhtttt!

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  • Comment Link Charlie Friday, 04 November 2011 12:52 posted by Charlie

    We use Golden Fire, but some time ago I heard from a worker in a hardware store that Golden Fire had some kind of problem a year or more ago. I think their equipment broke down and they were getting pellets from another company. These pellets were inferior and they produced a lot of ash as well as a bad smell. The quality of pellets is not what it was originally.

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