Asked by: Christen Kumur
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020

Can you burn cherry pits in a pellet stove?

Cherry pits are an excellent alternative fuel source for heating your home. This little pit is the ideal choice for your pellet burning stove. They are a very clean burn and they burn hotter than other biomass fuels.

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Then, what else can I burn in my pellet stove?

Switchgrass pellets, cherry pits, alfalfa pellets (smell like pot when burning from what I'm told), cardboard pellets, buckwheat and corn are some of the biomass fuels you can try out. Stay away from cordwood or coal though.

Furthermore, can you burn corn? Buying corn from a farmer or a feed supply store means insisting on clean, dry fuel. Ask about the grade of corn for sale. The higher the quality of the corn, the hotter it will burn. Any grade corn can be burned, but the corn that supplies the most energy as animal feed also burns the hottest.

Likewise, people ask, can I burn corn in my pellet stove?

Corn-burning stoves are very similar to pellet-burning stoves. Both corn and pellets are very dense. Neither of these fuels will burn readily in an open pile in a fire chamber. However, wood pellets do not form ash clinkers that have to be removed daily.

What are corn pellets?

Corn pellets are fuel pellets made from corn (maize) for use in corn pellet stoves. Burning shelled corn produces about the same amount of heat as wood pellets (8,000 BTU/lb.) but results in more ash, so the maintenance on the pellet stove in terms of ash removal is greater.

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