First time pellet user here. In fact I haven't burnt a pellet yet. Picked up a Bosca spirit 500 and will install sometime this summer. The stove came with 12 bags of New Earth Premium Pellets rated 300,000 btu?.. is that per bag? Anyway today Got quoted $160 a ton for a mfg near me( I pick up) - Buyer beware? I really don't know much about pellets so school me here. I would like to avoid a ton of ash but the price of these just seem to good compared to the big box boys. I think these are ground up pallets. Thought I should buy in while the prices are low. We had a pretty warm winter here so they may be overstocked. Opinions?