I have been burning pellets for 2 years now after burning wood for years. My first year I burned New Englands as that was the only brand the store I bought my stove from carried, and I received 2 tons free. It was a very mild winter, I burned 2 tons heating the whole house. The second year, (last year) I burned 4 tons of Okanagan Gold. New house, same stove, not as mild of a winter. I don't have anything negative to say about either brand, stove handled both with no issues. I feel like the Golds had more ash, but I didn't keep track, and I burned more so its all relative. I am going to buy from squire lumber this year--their pellets are at the link below. I think this year I am going to buy 5 tons of 5 different brands. I plan to take extensive notes on ash, burn temp, outside temp etc. Can you seasoned experts help me out? I currently have the following in my cart: Vermont, Maine, LogikE, Northern Warmth (gold) and Patriot Pellet. I've read the the Northern Warmths are Okie Golds and the Patriots are rebranded Purcells with a trademark owned by Squire. https://www.squierlumber.com/category/wood-pellets Any opinions welcomed.