Just for the record, I have had many problems with wet coal. I use an Alaska 140 auger feed which seems to bind up when the coal gets too wet and the fire goes out. It seems as though the coal dust becomes a thick slurry which can bind up the auger. I also get a lot of sulfurous odor when I run with the bin door open and a lot of condensation and corrosion when I run with the bin door closed. Seems like there is no good way to solve this problem except to change coal suppliers. Even though I poke holes in the lowest point of the bags and let them drain for at least 24 hours there is still too much moisture in the bags. I never have this problem when I use coal packaged in woven bags. I also ran bulk pea coal in another stove for 10 years without any odor or corrosion issues .