I was wondering why most pellets are hardwood? In my area, which is (western) New York, almost all pellets made and sold around here are hardwood. The only softwood ones that showed up around here briefly were LG Granules, a Canadian company. Those softwood pellets were really expensive per bag. It is strange because the pellets were made of pine wood, light in color and seemed super- compressed.I didnt buy enough bags to really form an opinion about them, because they were too pricey. Any clue why softwood pellets are loved more by some people, but hated by others? Why dont more pellet makers make them? I mean, even if they cost more to make isnt the wood cheaper? If they are stored for a long time...do they break down faster as they are softer wood? When ever you see the do-it-yourself pellet making machines, they seem geared for mostly softwood production.