Hello, I've been burning some hardwoods the last couple of years and last year I got a lot of ash with them. What are some good softwoods available around Northern NY? I was using Waldroff's pellets but I wasn't pleased last season. Maybe I got a bad batch, but they were not very hot and lots of ash. I'm talking clean your stove at least once a day kinda ash and my glass would be dirty within a few hours of cleaning. What's everyone using out there?