I often read alot of threads about the negatives of burning Pine. I'm sure some of them have there merit, but this year for shoulder season I decided to burn up some 2 yr old Pine. I am pleasantly pleased. Burns fast and hot. Produces a good set of coal for my harder woods and doing work outside...smells great. I now plan on scourging for some more Pine...Let it sit for 2 yrs or so and simply enjoy.