Sometimes we tend to want to do things "perfectly" and get obsessed with that when in reality "good enough" is what we should shoot for. thanks for putting perpective into this Battenkiller. I have Silver Maple and Pine that has been seasonning for about 10 months that is at less than 20%, according to a cheap moisture meter. It also looks good to burn and I can assure you that it will be used this year. This is a case where waiting for two years would be useless.