Nature’s heat by Pennington has one of the most beautiful web sites of any of the pellet manufacturers, with glowing (no pun intended) reviews of their pellet products. The irony is that in my experience, they qualify as one of the worst “premium” pellets I have used. You know you are in for a good time when they are also recommending Englander stoves. Other than being poor performers, what do Pennington and Englander have in common? They are both sold at the big box stores. I have a friend who saw that both Stove Chow and Nature’s Heat pellets were coming out of the Energex factory. As far as I am concerned that is good news for Nature’s Heat. The latest batch of Nature’s Heat I got where much better than last years. They seem like a different pellet.
In fairness, let me specify what it is I do not like about Nature’s heat. The number one beef I have is their marketing seems to outpace their product significantly. Even with an improved product this year, it is still a mediocre pellet. If they are not, in fact, Energex, they are indeed remarkably similar. They are darker in color and have far fewer fines than the batch I had last year.
Even though the last batch I had was ok, who knows what the next instalment might be. Unless you are in a pinch, I would pay a little extra, and look a little harder for something else. If you do get these, I would suggest just getting a few sample bags to see how they are going to work.
Picked up a tote a Walmart. Just wanted to determine how they compare to Somersets. These pellets won’t burn. The burn was half complete of coals, but the fire was never greater than 2 inches higher when I flip the feed speed to maximum. Actually, with the speed that high, it had been choking the fire even more. My cellar was barely even hot. More ashes were burning off a quarter of a tote than I’d burned off 3 of those Somersets.
I simply feel sorry for anybody that purchases a ton or more of them. Premium pellet my A$$. Perhaps I got a poor bag but appears everyone has had problems with them.
Together with your 10-CPM, it must burn off only about anything. If the cooker is set in the factory recommended 1-4-1, consider turning the LBA to 6 till you complete burning them, then revert back to your Somersets.
Natures Heating were a very positive surprise for me when I did some testing for the pleasure of this, the outperformed other box shop brands and came near my cherished Barefoots…
But perhaps that is just one standard for high pellets’ – with consistently excellent performance through the last few years and not one hit and one miss. Perhaps Pennington is rebagging a few other manufacturers? I’m wondering, should you utilize Walmart as your supply, don’t they ask that you register to a considerable amount of heaps you need to send to them…? So, that has to be a significant number, wondering whether anyone firm can fulfil that using the specific same pellet anyplace? Or perhaps rebagging some distinct providers under a single brand?
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- Clean burning with less than 1% ash content
- All-natural and environmentally responsible energy
- Practical and dependable
- Available in convenient 40 lb. bags for easy transport & storage
Check them out @ http://www.naturesheatpellets.com
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