I have been in the mood for trying various pellet brands and reviewing how my stove handles with the various brands and types. I am burning in a Harman Advance with the bottom feed auger setup. I am hoping that I can narrow it down to the type that burns best in my stove. Sor far here are my brands purchased: 1. Turman (Hardwood) manufactured in VA. - Turman Hardwood flooring company. Burns very well with little Ash. 2. Statesman Hardwood Heat (Hardwood) manufactured by Southern States. Burns good, flame not as active and a little more ash. 3. Freedom Fuel (Softwood) Manufactured by Natures Earth in Alabama. 4 Appling County Pellets (soft/hard mix) manufactured in Georgia. I stopped down in MD to pick up a few bags of pellets where I bought the Statesman pellets. I was not sure what they would have this time around. All they had were the Appling COunty Pellets. I bought 4 bags to try. After I returned home I searched the forum. Yeah, looks like these babies don't get good reviews. I'll see how they do in my bottom feed stove and report once I have burned through the 4 bags.