Thursday, December 18, 2008
Pennington / Nature's Heat
BTU per pound: TBA
Ash content: TBA
Wood type: Hard
Nature's heat by Pennington has one of the nicest 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 where 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. In fact 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 significantly out pace their product. Even with an improved product this year it is still a mediocre pellet. If they are not in fact Energex, they are certainly extremely similar. They are darker in color, and have far less fines than the the batch I had last year.
Even though the last batch I had was ok, who knows what the next batch 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.
Please add you experience with this pellet in the comments section.
Check them out @ http://www.naturesheatpellets.com