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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:


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 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.

  • Comment Link Mark Glies Sunday, 13 October 2013 18:32 posted by Mark Glies

    We have been burning 2.5 to 3 tons per year since 2009. Golden Fire pellets put out the most heat and produce the least amount of ash compared to any other pellet we have used over the last 4 years.

  • Comment Link Terry Butchart Wednesday, 20 March 2013 23:40 posted by Terry Butchart

    I have been using my pellet stove for 22 years, and have tried several different brands of pellets over the years. In the beginning I used only Golden Fire, but through the years availability and price led me to another brand. This year I bought a pallet of Golden Fire at Home Depot because of the good price and my past experience. I must say these are the worst pellets I have ever used. Very high ash and incomplete burning. My stove was cleaned shortly before I started using the Golden Fire pellets, so I know that it is not the stove. I see there are other similar complaints - what's up?

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