Hi forum folks! New member here.? Well after a number of years looking into an added heat source for our (all electric HVAC ) home and searching for a good stove ( wood and pellet ) finally chose PE's Alderlea T5 classic for our 2100 sq ft 2 story home. I have a internal flu temp gauge, stove top gauge and IR gun. As well as a Digital Moisture Meter. Im doing the best I can with wood this year average moisture 25% in new split. My burn time are about 6 hrs long with lots of coals left. Stove top temps run around 550 to 630f and the house is finally warm. Heat pumps suck. The stove is classic black but in bright lite ( flashlight or sunlight) it looks brown. At night it looks black. I will post some pics when i can figure out how to. I think the stove looks great but was wondering if this is normal. Thanks to you all for the info in this forum.