Originally Posted by mattathayde
while i do suggest being cautious i dont see any reason that once the piece of wood has burned to an ember that it could harbor anything since anything should have off gassed. that being said i will say do not take my word for it. i honestly kind of think pine wouldnt even last long enough to be worth it to even try regardless of if it could have ill effects though.
Best to make Charcoal with should be a hardwood.
Btw I was nearly killed when a BBQ was made using oleander
wood for the coals the poison transfered to the meat from the coals (glowing embers) So be vary carefull what wood you choose to make coals with