This is my first year with a wood stove, and I haven't yet cleaned the chimney. Based on what I've read on hearth.com, it's a good idea to do a midyear cleaning, if it's your first year. I have about 17 feet of rigid, 6" liner, and then about 5 feet of flex. I have an insert. Does anyone have a recommendation on a chimney cleaning brush? Are there any other tools I should get? My current plan is to remove the baffle, drop the brush in from up top with a rope and small weight attached, and have a helper pull from the bottom. Seems pretty easy? Is there a better way?