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The Kernal
"Shelled corn bums with a beautiful blue flame which indicates clean combustion," says Gary Kruse, manufacturer of The Kernal, a corn-burning stove that can also be used to burn ear corn, corn cobs, wood pellets, cubes, or even regular wood logs.
The three Kernal models are capable of heating 1,400, 2,400 and 4,000 sq. ft. respectively. All three are top-loading, hand-fed units that burn up to 18 hrs. on a bushel of corn. It holds just under 1 1/2 bu. of shelled corn.
The Kernal burns corn by permitting air to flow through the bottom front of the stove and over the top of the fire. "You can't burn corn in airtight stoves because they don't provide enough oxygen," says Kruse, noting that the high temperatures generated by burning shelled corn also causes a problem. Corn-burning stoves must be built of high quality steel that won't buckle or melt.
The three Kernal models range in price from $739 to $1,095. Automatic fans and draft controls cost $135 extra.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kruse Mfg., Hwy 71 East, Lake View, Iowa 51450 (ph 712 657-2628).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6