I'm trying to figure out the differences in burn characteristics of the two brands, to decide which i should get for the winter. So far the superior is what i just started up with yesterday, and it was easy to get started, and seems plenty hot, but seems to be more sulphery smelling, and more explosive gasses than i remember blaschak having. Anyone else have similar observations? Opinions on which burns hotter longer, easiest fire to run, or just outright better? I realize neither is generally considered a bad choice from my research and experience, and realistically i could probably make do with either, but opinions and discussion and experience is welcome. I am burning a hitzer 82 u.l. and will use nut, and maybe a little stove for fun (they have superior red ash only in this size). The blaschak is $215 a ton and superior is $205 a ton in 3 ton quantities delivered.