If you are considering corn as a fuel to burn this winter in your flex-fuel pellet stove, then you will want to make sure it is at the optimum dryness. If your corn has too much moisture, it will cause a variety of problems including lighting, consistent flame and heat, smoke, and more.
So, how dry does corn have to be to burn in your pellet stove?
Corn should be dried to 11-12%. If you are buying corn from a retail supplier, make sure it is intended to be sold (and burned) as fuel. If you are buying direct from a farmer in bulk, make sure you communicate what you are doing with the corn and that you need it dried sufficiently so you don’t have problems.
This video will help answer all your questions about fuel and fuel quality for your pellet stove. If you still have questions, please give us a call.