Hey folks, I haven't been on here since the end of the winter. Hope all is well with everyone. Well it's that time of the year for me, yup Pellet shopping! It's a bittersweet time as I love comparing and trying new pellets I do not love laying out the cash for all of these. But my consolation is less oil being used so that should help. Anyway Last year I tried 5 different pellets and clearly LOVED the Hamers Hot ones. I will probably go with those again, but I just found a place kind of close to me that carries Barefoots, so was wondering about people's different opinions between the 2? Also, I have been reading a lot of old post and seeing many people rave about softwoods, what is the real differences between hardwoods and softwoods? And are any softwoods sold anywhere near me? And what about Turmans, Vermonts, or any other Super Premium pellets? I live in Orange County New York. Any opinions are appreciated. As always tks for your help.