Picked up some bags of centralia rice to hold me over until my pilgrimage to NEPA. As unhappy as I was with Blashak, I wish I still had some. This looks more buck than rice, nothing uniform. I went from 80 lbs a week to 150 lbs a week for my DHW needs, and the amount of ash is unbelievable!! I'm burning almost twice as much for the same load, and producing al least twice as much ash pound for pound. It also seems to not burn as hot, as I've noticed at idle it doesn't maintain a temp as well as the Blashak did and takes longer to bring it up to high limit. As usual, your milage may vary this is just my experiance. I'm looking forward to my trip, and picking up some high quality coal.