La Crete wood pellets are from laCrete Sawmills. They appear to be a 100% softwood pellet.
Aug 2017 -one of my favorites and best in the northeast! keep your eyes out for these. The bag is crap but the pellets are the Sh#@<br>
Nov 2017 – OK, the bag is not really that bad. Super awesome this year! highly recommend if you are a fan of the softwoods. These pellets burn super hot and low ash! Very nice, keep up the good work on these. Love the product.
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Best Pellet I've Found
Im sure that this review will start an argument but think about it before you throw my thoughts to the side.
I grew up in a house heated soley by wood so learned about flame and draft recognition. I am now 68 years o;d always burned wood and in 2013 went to pellets because of health issues. I went through a number of brands before I found Lecretes and am happy as hell with them. I see most complaints are dust/damp, clinkers etc. Dust is mostly either older stock or mishandled pellets IE: tossing them or other rough handling. My dealer keeps his stock moving old to the front new to the rear. The damp Pellets are usually because of poor storage either on the sellers end or on the burner’s end. The bags have very small vent holes in them for breathing as when the pellets are wrapped and stacked they are usually left outside in the atmosphere. How many times have you cut a plastic wrap off a pallet stack and had either ice or condensation run out of it. This same moisture can be drawn into the bags as they sit as again the bags have minute breather holes in them. Proper storage I’m saying is a issue Mine are in a shed within 1 day of delivery and I have never had any Issues. Pellets like wood need to have ayttention when burning although Pellets not as close. There is glass in the door’s of the stove for a reason. Unfortunately most people do not understand fire and flame anaylsis. A lazy flame, High tailings and swooping is a cooler fire flame, more ash linkers starting than a flame skipping merrily along looking like it has a purpose in its burn. Next is the stove itself, remember buy cheap you get cheap, however if it is a camp item you may use 2 or 4 times a year its good. Buying from a large chain store I feel is a big mistake buying from a store that deals in then only who have trained people to get you up and going and the Support you need when you have an issue. I know the owners manuals on stoves go a lot into operations and flame adjustment as well as draft air adjustments. Storms bring low barometer readings thus need more draft, Good days high barometer readings so draft back. So in a synopsis the pellets may or may not be the problem, the stove may or may not be the problem, but the problem may lie with the operator of the equipment, not to say that in a derogatory meanner but more in becoming aclimated in the total operation and recognizing when there is an issuee in your burn and like a detective figuring it out, Thank God i grew up burning wood and life has me so heat is hot. I in no way want this to seem Insulting or demeaning, more that it will make you think about issues and try to resolve them to a satisfactory state, Remember Cleaning the stove and keeping the ash out of the travel paths is a needed thing as well. I Love my Lecrete Pellets and stand behind them I burn 2 bags a day at most heating 7 room on forst floor to 75 degrees and the upstair 2 roome at about 80 this an old cape cod farmhouse with an ell I have 2 corner fans in doorways to move the air. I live in Southern Maine and as I write this it is near zero
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