0.00 Percentage with Length Greater than 1.50 Inches
5.56 Moisture Percentage
16 Chlorine (mg)
0.010 Sulfur Percentage
8144 Heating Value (BTU/lb)
Date of Testing:1/16/12
Testing By:Twin Ports
BTU/lb as Recieved:8241
Good Pellet overall. The ash level in my Lopi Leyden was middle of the road. I would say about 1 cup worth after 1 bag. The heat output was nice. The stove heated up to an internal temp of about 500 degrees in about 1.5 hours. That's pretty good BTU's. The burn rate and flame was very consistent as well.
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I've used the blend for the past two years. This year I bought 4 tons of pellets and was running low and bought another ton. this last ton is nothing but ash and cleaning the stove two to three times a day. My chimney vent out the side of the house and for the first time I have a black soot spot under it. The last ton had a new style bag and apparently a new formula. I have a quadra fire mt. vernon stove and never had this problem. I went to tractor supply and bought 4 bags of there brand and what a difference. clean and hot. My conclusion is that something has changed with Curran and not for the better. STAY AWAY
I have been conducting a test burn this week (as temps where I am are very cold) because the Vermont Pellets I use are completely sold out in my area. The company I buy pellets from sells the Hardwood/Softwood blend.
My observations have been that these produce a TON of ash. About 4 times what I'm used to per bag compared to the Vermont Softwood pellets. I have to clear out the stove 2 times a day during these super cold days, and there is over a cup and a half each time left behind. They aren't nearly as hot as I anticipated them being, but do an ample job.
My conclusion (other than I will be ordering 6 tons of Vermont Pellets in advance this summer), so that they're okay for secondary heat, but not something I'd use as a primary heat source. The ash is out of control, and can be a headache. I'll be looking at some other softwood options as an alternative.
Bought 2 tons back in 2010 and actually had one ton picked up and returned.
Ash was high and heat output was real low.
Pellets actually smelled acidic and burnt my eyes when sifting and putting in the hopper.
Curran would not accept that the pellets were bad or refund me.
Curran sent a prepaid box to have me ship a bag back for testing and concluded nothing was wrong. "huh"
Luckily Lowe's accepted the request and let me return 1 ton.
I have never ever ever had to return pellets but did purchase a brand called "North American wood pellets" which after researching were actually CURRENS!
I could tell by the smell and burning of my eyes.
Took the two bags back to Lowe's and got my refund.
Do your home work Curran and get it together.
I've been very impressed with these pellets. Having burned 20+ manufacturers' pellets in the past 5-years I have seen many first-year mills put out some terrible quality pellets. Curran seems to be getting it right! I've tried the 100% softwood super premium and the hard/soft blend both with very good results. Low ash, high btu and low clinker make for good trouble-free heating.
Excellent burning pellets with nice heat output. We have tried all 3 ..the 100% hardwood, the hard/soft blend and the 100% softwood and are very happy with all 3. We have had good feedback from our customers as well. We are selling them for $240/ton and delivery is available locally. Please call 315-687-6485. B & B Wood Pellets