As I am gearing up for a my second year of burning, I decided that I would burn a wood pellet/corn mix more this year. I bought 3 tons of Hamer's Hot Ones at a pretty decent early season price. I had them delivered. The delivery guys came a day before they were scheduled and delivered the pellets in a rainstorm.
The pellet bags were stacked on pallets with a plastic weather-wrap. One of the pallets had a rip in the weather-wrap, causing many of the bags to get damp. Some of the pellets (in a bag I opened) gained a little bit of moisture (they got big and crumbly). Is this going to cause huge problems for me if I try to burn? Should I just scrap that ton all together?
I imagine the pellet bags protected the pellets to some extent, and without opening all the bags it is really hard to tell.
Please let me know if anyone has ever experienced wet pellets?
St. Croix - Auburn
supplied and installed by Maryland Corn Stoves
You should be able to return the bad pellets if there was a rip in the plastic before you got it. They won't burn if they get wet. They just expand and turn to mush.
Any good store will replace the bad bags if you let them know right away what happened.