The Magnum and country flame products are capable of burning shelled corn wood pellets a variety of both as shown here. Where they’re actually both mixed together this happens to be a 50/50. Blend of Eagle fuel and also listed for other new biomass fuels that are coming out on the market. We want to do in this demonstration is talk a little bit about the fuel quality how to burn the appropriate fuel in your appliance and how to troubleshoot and make sure that you get the best value for your money.
And the first place to start is where in the world do you get the fuel for your appliance if you’re deciding to use wood pellets as your primary source. You’re going to want to make sure that you get out and find a good supplier of premium grade wood pellets.
A couple words of caution is make sure that you do not buy wood pellets that have been left over for the season and are a year old. Because the pellets will take on moisture and it could start to crumble and a good indicator this is when you open up the pellet bag. Check to see how many fines and clumps of fuel and things like that might be in the inside the bag. If you see an excessive amount of fines or if you see clumps of fuel don’t buy that fuel. You’ll have nothing but trouble with that in your appliance.
Make sure and talk to your supplier about the quality of the fuel and the consistency of the fuel and try to get it. From one consistent brand so that your stove will be able to be set and be able to work on that. All the time the same goes if you’re burning shelled corn if you’re buying shelled corn from numerous suppliers, you’re going to run into a
very inconsistency you might find corn. That’s around 10 – or 11 percent moisture you might be buying corn it’s 15 percent moisture and it’s all blended together into one and that’s why you want to get a good consistent fuel supplier. So that you don’t buy either the higher moisture or just simply the lower moisture so find yourself a good consistent
Whenever you’re going to go out and get fuel one fuel that we do recommend is the Eagle biofuel and what’s nice about this fuel – is it’s distributed all around the United States in different forms you can buy it in 40 and 50 pound bags and either a 50/50 mix of corn and wood pellets. You can buy 40 pound bags of wood pellets only you can also buy solid corn only or other variations of the fuel the fuel is cleaned it’s guaranteed to be premium quality and it’s delivered anywhere in the United States. If you’re going to be
buying fuel from a local supplier make sure that you don’t hold any fuel over from the previous season but make arrangements with that elevator, or that farmer, or that co-op the fleet farm.
Wherever you’re going to buy your fuel from make arrangements to pick up your fuel in the fall make sure that it’s good new fuel and make sure that you use that fuel up as over the course of the winter.
When storing your fuel you want to make sure that you’re in a clean dry environment if you store the fuel outside and you get into a rainstorm or a snowstorm, and it takes on moisture. In particular with wood pellets the quality of your fuel is going to go down the fuel will swell up it’ll start to break apart you won’t get the BTUs out of it you’ll have inconsistent feed and inconsistent burn in a fire pot your unit will tend to go out unexpectedly. So make sure that that fuel is the way that it is now when choosing your fuel and if let’s say you decide to burn straight corn in your appliance it’s very difficult to light corn by itself.