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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:


Ash Content:


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.


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  • Comment Link Mike Minard Sunday, 21 February 2016 16:34 posted by Mike Minard

    I have used a pellet stove for many years and have used either Golden Fire or Lignetics most of that time. I have always liked Golden Fire but the last batch I bought this year are very different from those in the past. I used to have to clean my stove about once a week and with my new Golden Fire pellets I find that I can go four to five times as long between cleanings. They are even better than they ever were. Keep up the good work.

  • Comment Link Carolyn Dallaire Friday, 22 January 2016 16:44 posted by Carolyn Dallaire

    I have used Golden Fire for years. I have always been more than pleased with them.They have always been worth the extra price. That is until this years.
    The quality has really dropped. Every sack leaves handful and handful of fine sawdust in the hopper at the auger.. Also quite a few of the pellets are over 1-2 inch long. I understand from our stove cleaner company this is a poetical problem for auger clogging.

  • Comment Link Allison Friday, 15 January 2016 19:45 posted by Allison

    We just purchased a Harmon P35i insert this year. The first bag of pellets we used was Packsaddle Pellets as we received a 1/2 ton of pellets with our insert purchase. They burn cleanly and produce good heat. We also bought 10 bags of Golden Fire pellets. They produced more heat than the Packsaddle pellets, the only problem was the inconsistent size of the pellets. You have very short ones and very long ones. Luckily the Harman auger is able to snap the longer pellets and we haven't had a problem with the auger getting clogged but you do hear the pellet snap inside the stove when it happens.

    Lignetics and Bear Mountain (the maker of Golden Fire pellets) have merged and hopefully they can address the issue with the pellet size as they do produce more heat and I haven't noticed any ash or dust difference between Packsaddle and Golden Fire and we prefer the heat that the Golden Fire pellets produce.

  • Comment Link Mike Comer Sunday, 20 September 2015 04:18 posted by Mike Comer

    I have used Golden Fire Pellets since 2006. First was a Thelen Stove, now using an Enviro Stove. Golden Fire puts out the best heat, and burns the cleanest of them all. I've tried some cheaper brands, but for the heat, Golden Fire tops them all. I liked the heat from hardwood pellets, but, they plugged up the ash pot. Also Golden Fire Pellets burn cleaner keeping the Glass Door clean much longer!!

  • Comment Link Ken Friday, 11 September 2015 16:21 posted by Ken

    Not a review but just a comment. This is my second year with a pellet stove and from looking at reviews it seems its hit or miss on quality if you're looking for low cost with quality. Bought a ton of Golden fire. Store offered three levels of quality with only a $5.00 difference per ton. ??? It's hard to believe there will be a difference between them. Golden fire was the top brand offered.

  • Comment Link Pete Monday, 07 September 2015 18:29 posted by Pete

    I would not know... I placed an inquery with this company to bulk buy Golden Fire pellets over 6 months a go but they never got back to me... Poor customer service ='s poor management ='s potentially poor product.

    We ended up going with your competition (linetics) who was happy to answer my email and set up a bulk delivery..

    Customer Service is the face of a company... What's your face been ip to??

  • Comment Link bridget Monday, 29 December 2014 05:36 posted by bridget

    I have been using packsaddle pellets for 2 years. I find them to be the best out there. Less ash hot burning. I would recommend everyone to compare different type of wood pellets for them. Find what works and let others know your suggestion.

  • Comment Link David Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:23 posted by David

    I use golden fire pellets and use a Quadra Fire stove. My problem is that some of the pellets cause a blockage at the auger feed and stops the stove from operating. This is my only complaint. I have used premium blazer pelets in the past with no problems but the extra cost and travel is the reason for changing to golden fire. Not to sure that this was a good decision due to the sleepless nights of baby sitting the stove to keep it fired up.

  • Comment Link Phylis Boatwright Monday, 06 January 2014 17:24 posted by Phylis Boatwright

    Golden Fire is our preferred choice. This year we are having problems with the pellets not turning to ash. They are burnt, but stay in the pellet form causing us to have to cool off the stove and clean it out far too often.

  • Comment Link Rexford_L Monday, 21 October 2013 02:54 posted by Rexford_L

    For those asking about using Bear Mountain/Golden Fire pellets in a BBQ grill. No, they are not intended to be used in a BBQ. Bear Mountain does make hard wood pellets specifically for grills though. Various types can be bought, Apple, Oak, Ash, Mesquite etc.


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