As a child, I used to help my father in the mornings cut 6-footers down to 16 inches, then spend the afternoon splitting them to quarters. Never, ever, did I see a piece of pine in the mix. However, many here say burning pine is OK. Some say in moderation. Some say only when you don't need as much heat as during the dead of winter. Make sure your coals are hot first, some have suggested. Others say add twice as much to make up the weight of regular hardwood. I'm about to become a first-time owner of a wood stove, a Jotul F100. I have about 70%/30% split of pine/hardwood in my pile. Stacked and ready to go. Should last me the winter, I hope. Raised in New England, I'm currently living in France, somewhere in the foothills of the Alps. Pine, so I'm told, is burnt regularly here. Even wet, they say, but only after the stove has been going for a couple of hours. Ugh. I reckon back to the days of my dad and his utter disgust of pine. Do I burn it?