Stove: Mt. Vernon AE Insert I posted a previous thread that asked if anyone knew if certain pellets create a smokier scent when being burned then others. After this mornings encounter I'm not sure i asked the right question. As i was getting ready to leave for work, the pellet stove shut down because at that time the temperature need dropped per programming on the Tstat. When i was finally ready to leave i noticed a smoky smell in the house (regarding the first paragraph, i get this with Great American Pellets and not with Turmans). I went over to the Tstat and saw it was "Ready" and the programmed temp is what the measured temp was. So all is good so far no need for the stove to do anything. I leaned over the hopper and noticed a strong smell. i opened the hopper and smoke came out. i looked through the glass, saw it was full of smoke. i then opened the ash pan and saw smouldering ash that was smoking. It seems with Great American Pellets the smoke is strong but i guess i have a leaky gasket, somewhere? If the ash pan was still smoking after shutdown and the stove entered a "Ready" status, would the stove vent smoke naturally through the exhaust even if the stove was in the "ready" stage? Or does it just sit in the stove? Thanks for any help or insight you guys have.