The beauty of burning renewable fuel is being able to buy fuel locally for the best price. Heating with traditional means doesn’t lend the same flexibility. So when buying corn from your neighbor is important to you, owning a corn burning appliance makes this possible.
Daryl King, owner of a Winchester corn burning stove, shares his story of saving money and buying corn from his neighbor. “The Winchester is working really well! Burning corn- as my neighbor has a dryer and is selling it to me at $5.50 a bushel, very clean, minimal red skin and minimal debris.”
“It burns really well!”
Daryl goes on to say, “At the lowest setting #1 and auger trim lowest, it keeps the house warm at night, and generally setting #2 keeps the house good during the day with the occasional #3 setting to blast a bit of heat. A bushel is lasting me approximately 1-1/2 days using this method, and my oil furnace is only used for 1/2 an hour on the mornings when the outside temperature below -4C and we need a quick blast of heat.
I’ll be going out to look for a gravity wagon tonight so I can buy the corn in bulk load from my neighbor!”
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