I will admit I am somewhat of a pellet snob. 2 years ago I got a ton of Somersets and they were amazing. Light color, good heat and wake up the next morning and little ash on the burn pot of my p43. Last year a little worse with more ash. This year I bought a ton and a half and the ash is everywhere. Thick heavy ash. Burn pot is loaded I. The morning and now the entire stove is coated with a heavy thick insulating coat of ash after about 4 bags. I'm done with them and will suffer through these until I can find something else. Hopefully I can get the Country Boy White Lightnings that have been good in the past.