Mark: So there is someone else that burned the Statesman besides me. I hear that they will no longer be available. It sounds like your having similar burn experiences as I did. Let us know what you think after burning the Appling County pellets? BTW...did you get those from the Hardwood flooring place off RailRoad Ave.? Thats where I bought my statesman and ACP pellets. MACMAN (if your out there): My local ACE hardware advertised that the had pellets available. The last time I was there months ago they had Lignetics, but only by the ton. I stopped in this morning to see if they had Lignetics again and if I couold buy a few bags. I was disapointed when I got there because all they had were the Appling County Pellets...Yuck! Needless to say, I left pelletless. I'll find the Lignetics locally eventually.