I have a St. Croix Hastings stove. We have had it since December 09. Have always burned Bare Foot Pellets. Local dealer is out. They deliver us a pallet of Instant Heat. Must say they are some of the worst I have seen. The ash content is unreal. The clinkers they leave behind are huge. Would opening up the damper more make this problem better? I would have to open the screw which limits the damper. Sure helps that this has been one of the coldest winters I can remember.