I have had nothing but bad luck with pellets this year. I had one supplier, a local farm supply. I had used for a couple years and they started getting some weird brand and they were HORRIBLE! So then I said why not try Lowes and they sold Pennington. Well no offense to the Pennington Company but these from Pennington have given me many headaches and many nights of waking up 3am with no heat because the pellets were too long and jammed the auger. The first time it happened I didn't know what it was and had to pay a service man $150 to come out and fix my stove. Well he showed me how to fix it if it happens again and I am glad he did because it has happened repeatedly. Also, these are some of the dirtiest burning pellets I have ever burned. The pot fills up so fast and requires a very good cleaning almost everyday. Last week I was sick and my husband knows NOTHING about the stove, so I nursed the stove all week (I was too sick to babysit the stove and clean it out constantly) until I couldn't anymore because the pot filled up with junk and caused the flames to be too high and back the pellets up into the feed tube. I had that happen when we tried mixing the corn with the pellets but this is a first! I just cleaned out the stove a few minutes ago and the stuff that was in the pot was like cement. I feel like I am stuck because I have another ton of these pellets to work through. I just hope I make it through this winter without pulling all my hair out!