I burnt my first bad of the Tractor Supply branded pellets. I have to say, they weren't bad. My P68 is in the basement of a 1,200 sqft Cape. My upstairs living room, where the room temp sensor is, was at 62 when I fired up the stove and within an hour or so it was at 64. Not bad considering the heat has to get up the basement stairs (I do have two registers, one in the living room by the outside wall). I'm thinking of getting some of those register fans to stuck the heat up through the registers (any links?) I feel that heat was pretty good and the ash wasn't bad. I mean, I definitely needed to scrape after a few hours, but it was not awful. Last week I burnt Walmart (I believe Maine Choice?) and I feel the heat was not great and ash was horrible.