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Freedom Fuel Wood Pellets

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It says on the website that Freedom Fuel is one of the highest grade pellet fuels available. With less than 1% ash content, and less than 6% moisture, it has been classified by the Pellet Fuels Institute as a Super Premium grade pellet fuel with 8400 btus / pound.

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  • Comment Link CNL Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:28 posted by CNL

    Got 5 bags at Tractor Supply last spring when everyone else was out of supply. All 5 bags had a large number of broken pellets, and some even looked as though they'd been exposed to water/leakage. Won't be trying these again.

  • Comment Link zach Saturday, 29 March 2014 21:02 posted by zach

    I bought these at the local TSC and they burn hot but on the downside do produce a lot of ash and require cleaning a little more often than normal.

  • Comment Link Sam Conrad Jr. Wednesday, 19 March 2014 21:29 posted by Sam Conrad Jr.

    This is a follow up of a previous post I made concerning Freedom Pellets. I just want to say my bad experience with freedom pellets was made good by the seller. I told them of my experience and they made it right. The factory had a problem in the production of said pellets and they made it right with their dealers. Now that's good business and I'll be buying Freedom Pellets in the future.Thank you Freedom Pellets.

  • Comment Link Gregh Sunday, 16 March 2014 12:26 posted by Gregh

    Bought 10 bags at Lowes in Hatfield, PA. They have a larger diameter than other pellets. Also, the fines are more like chunks. They burn pretty hot and clean. Pretty happy so far. On the downside, the bags are really thin and they smell like old barn wood.

  • Comment Link John Card Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:38 posted by John Card

    Update on the next couple bags :

    Last 2 bags have been in much better shape. Not a lot of dust/fines like the first bag and mostly whole pellets. I wish I had taken a picture of the first bag, hard to believe what came out of it. I am guessing the first bag I opened had some issues (ran over by a steam roller or feel off a 100 floor building) They do seem to give off pretty good heat and ash seems to be about the same as all other pellets so far this year. At this point I would not have any issues buying more in the even I could not find my normal local brands. I do notice a stronger then normal smokey/wood smell when the stove first starts. Outside you can smell it better..

    My stove is a Harman Advance. Just over one year old now.

  • Comment Link John Card Saturday, 08 March 2014 03:12 posted by John Card

    Picked up 15bags yesterday from Lowes in Columba Maryland. I just opened my first bag of Pellets are mostly broken in the bag and full of fines.. $4.98 a bag. Hope the 23bags I have will last until it warms up..

  • Comment Link Dorothy Thursday, 06 March 2014 02:59 posted by Dorothy

    I have an Earthstove. I have used many different kinds of fuel pellets. Today I bought Freedom Fuel Pellets. They do burn hot, but the smell they have is horrendous! Once they started to burn, I noticed the smell of wooden cabinets with finish on them, that was burning. And also, a sickening smell that I can't describe. I started to choke and cough. My nose is so stopped up, I can't hardly breathe. So I turned off the stove, and the pellets have to go back tomorrow. I had to open a couple windows to help get the smell out of the house. I don't know if it is a bad batch or what it is, but I am afraid to use these.

  • Comment Link Todd Sunday, 02 March 2014 13:23 posted by Todd

    Burning Freedom Fuel Pellets in my Mt. Vernon Quadrafire for the first time. A brand new shipment from Tractor Supply this week. The pellets are very small in size and very broken up in the bag. Lots of fines. Also the bags are weak and rip easy which caused a mess when stacking them. I'm reading other reviews of big pellets and no fines. There must have been a change in manufacturing. They do seem to be burning hot, but with lots of ash. Fire pot clogs and vacuuming is required every few days.

  • Comment Link Penny Childs Wednesday, 26 February 2014 21:53 posted by Penny Childs

    The pellets burn great in our Quadra-Fire Santa Fe. With that being said the bags SUCK. They are sealed very poorly on all sides and break open constantly. I set a bag on the floor by the stove and it popped open at the bottom. Several popped open while we were stacking them in the basement. I picked one up to put in the stove and it blew open. At times there are more pellets on the floor than in the stove. And just to be clear - we do not throw the bags.

  • Comment Link daniel tubbs Wednesday, 26 February 2014 17:53 posted by daniel tubbs

    I bought these and the bags arnt sealed on the sides they rip out and your pellets spill everywhere as far as the outher review the pellets are smaller in diameter than any outhers I have used before and there half the length of everone elses

  • Comment Link Wm. Weisel Monday, 24 February 2014 13:10 posted by Wm. Weisel

    just bought a ton of FreedomFuel pellets at Tractor Supply Delmont Pa. One of the worst experiences in my 65 years. All but a handful of pellet bags riddled with rodent droppings and chewed holes with a horrible mess in the unloading process. These pellets quite blonde in color. Not sure why. Other brands dark like wood !? This pallet must have been in (poor) storage for ages to be in such bad shape. I keep my Harman P61A impeccably clean so I imagine these will burn OK. But the condition of the packaged product and the horrible mess to handle these bags will prevent me from ever buying them again. I'll report this to Tractor supply as well. Beware. Check the pellet brand before they load you up and you get home with the mess of a lifetime. This is NO exaggeration !

  • Comment Link jim kratovil Saturday, 22 February 2014 19:41 posted by jim kratovil

    Bought 15 bags at tractor supply. All they had due to shortage this year. They are the worst pellets I have ever had. Mostly bags of crumbs and dust. One bag had a chunk of something 4" ×2" long. Low heat value In my mt vernon ae. Seems like equipment not working right during manufacture and no quality control.glad they only had 15 bags

  • Comment Link Sam Conrad Jr. Friday, 24 January 2014 00:36 posted by Sam Conrad Jr.

    My first two tons of Freedom pellets were fine my third ton of pellets were terrible. They were wet and mostly dust. I could not get the heat I did before in my Harmon Pel Pro 2. I had so much ash i was cleaning every two days. Before I had to clean every two weeks. I hope this is a fluke. I'm trying another brand just to form another opinion.Just very disappointed.

  • Comment Link Sue Sunday, 25 November 2012 01:13 posted by Sue

    We love Freedom pellets, we found out that tractor supply is not selling them this year, so we had to search for another supplier. they burn well, with little residual ash, and our auger never jams as with other brands. there was little to no breakage as we found with other pellets. We have had out stove many years. We moved it from pennsylvania to North Carolina. We used to use a brand that was made near us in Pennyslvania that we loved. We were happy to find this brand.

  • Comment Link beejareno Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:41 posted by beejareno

    I have a Lopi Leyden and just purchased one ton of Freedom Fuel from Tractor Supply for $219. Pretty happy with the results. Average Btu's, much lower than average ash, and the window remained clean. I have bought some in the past with corn in them, but didn't effect my stove either way. I'v burned better pellets and burned much worse. I would buy these again at this price.

  • Comment Link William Leedy Wednesday, 04 January 2012 19:51 posted by William Leedy

    I have a Ouadfire Classic 1200 and the Freedom pellets are not burning as clean as the Firemakers or Exergex Pellets that I had use in past 2 years. The Freedom Pellets would bought in the spring of 2010 and are use now. This pellets are dirty and don't burning has well.

  • Comment Link William Leedy Wednesday, 04 January 2012 19:30 posted by William Leedy

    I had the same problems with Freedom pellets as one person as . The pellets are not as good as firemaker or exergxs pellets. The stove is Quadfire Classic Bay 1200. I wouldn't buy the Freedom pellets again.

  • Comment Link Peter Sunday, 03 April 2011 03:21 posted by Peter

    Running an Upland 207 Pellet Stove. I am surprised the negative comments. I burned eight different brands this fall and settled on the Freedom Fuel. They do burn nice and hot with an attractive flame. I ran the stove continuously through a full ton before removing the ash and cleaning the burn pot. I weighed the ash at 8 lbs 6 oz or 0.42%. That is pretty good. I did notice some pellets with yellow sections that looked like it could be corn. The larger diameter fed nicely with little resistance on the motor.

  • Comment Link Mike C. Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:42 posted by Mike C.

    I purchased 6 tons and I'm down to my last ton. I have 24 bags that were wet, not top bags, bags in the middle of the pallet. They burn very hot and are a bit messier than other pellets I've burned. I'm pretty sure this because they are softwood not hardwood. If the price were under $200/ton I would use them again, but I would make sure that I get all the wet bags back to the place I purchased them.

  • Comment Link Jon Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:40 posted by Jon

    I had bought 4 tons of the Freedom pellets for this winter in a Quadra Fire Classic 1200 - I am having alot of issues with these pellets this year. I seem to be getting alot of over fire (where the pellet just is not burning properly) and resulting in high ash and clinkers. I had burned this brand in prior years with decent results. It seems that they changed the content of the pellet. It's either my stove or these pellets. I have started to mix the Freedom with Energex hardwood pellets and I am getting a better consistency of burn and cleaning alot less. Anyone else experiencing same?

  • Comment Link Ken Monday, 27 December 2010 23:05 posted by Ken

    I bought 2 tons of these pellets. The price was great at $187. They are very large in diameter so may be a problem in some stoves. They burn pretty hot with just average ash. I would buy again at this price.

  • Comment Link Steve Monday, 06 December 2010 15:33 posted by Steve

    I have been trying to burn a bag of these, but, after about 1/4 of a bag, my auger has clogged 8 times!! The diameter is too big. I thought the size was standard, but these are definitely bigger. The rest are going back!

  • Comment Link bill Sunday, 05 December 2010 16:20 posted by bill

    bought 2 tons of freedom fuel this year(only brand H.D sold this year,however i see they changed their brand already) did notice they are much bigger and do get jammed in the hopper of my harmon 25 seem to burn much hotter though if i still had my older englander with an open auger these would be fine i had to turn up the fuel feed to 6 to keep the stove running without constantly stirring up the hopper
    NOT IMPRESSED

  • Comment Link tom Sunday, 14 November 2010 04:13 posted by tom

    I have a harmon insert...I've been through about 10 bags so far. They burn hot, I've not noticed and corn in the bag, although the pellets are noticably thicker than some others (Greene Team, for example). They do seem to make a thicker ash, and they do carbon up more than others I've used....the window also gets mighty dirty a bit sooner. The key word here is "heat." All else is commentary.

  • Comment Link Carolyn Thursday, 11 November 2010 19:32 posted by Carolyn

    Bought Freedom Fuel pellets. So much ash it wasn't funny. I had my stove on last night and there was so much ash built up that the ashes went through where the heat was supposed to go through and went all over my kitchen and into my living room. Had to open all the windows and use a fan to get the ashes out. Still smell ashes this morning. I just did a weekly cleaning on it last Saturday and had my stove professionally cleaned a month ago so I know it wasn't for lack of cleaning the stove. Just bought two tons thinking they were going to be okay. Don't waste your money. Now I am worried about running my stove while I am not home and have to worry about ash build up.

  • Comment Link Kurt Wednesday, 03 November 2010 10:57 posted by Kurt

    bought a bag to try and after opening it I was immediately worried...pellets were a lot thicker than what I am use to seeing and my first thought was auger jam....sure enough...my auger jammed...I wont be buying these again.

  • Comment Link Kevin Tuesday, 02 November 2010 23:23 posted by Kevin

    I have a Harman Stove that can burn Biomas fuel, wood pellets or 50/50 pellet corn. As long as it comes from America I'll burn it. You go though all the work hauling pellets, what's the big deal the srcrape out the burn pot. I burt about seven bags of the Freedom fuel before the pot clogged. Usually I clean the pot every day, so I expect no problems.

  • Comment Link Jeff Friday, 01 October 2010 13:49 posted by Jeff

    90% Oak, 10% Pine, 0% corn, lol

  • Comment Link Jose Nunez Monday, 13 September 2010 13:53 posted by Jose Nunez

    Well, I just got a pellet stove installed last weekend. I asked the installer to bring alond some pellets to fire up the stove. He brought about a half of a bag of an unspecified brand which according to research I 've had made, and judging for its dark color, wasn 't soft wood. Althought, this was the first pellets I 've had ever burned in my life, I found them very clean with nice loose ash. Then, I ran out and went to the HD for a couple of Freedom bags. Poured them in and after a few hours I noticed a more aggresive and sticky ash build up. I took a few of this pellets and cut them into pieces and found a lot of corn in them. Does this have anything to do with how they burn? What other component other than corn are there in this pellets?

  • Comment Link Bob Sunday, 25 July 2010 00:52 posted by Bob

    I don't like the fact that the company does not tell you what is in the bag. Is it hardwood or softwood or both?

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