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Firebricks

DougDoug Posts: 132
edited 3:21PM in EggHead Forum
Where do I buy fire bricks? Tried Home Depot, they don't carry them.[p]I did some JSlot's Ribs yesterday for a picnic. They were awesome. One minor correction, JSlot says get an 18.5" Weber CHARCOAL grate. You really need a 22" Weber CHARCOAL grate. It's diameter is actually 17 inches and fits the 22" Weber kettle grill. Be sure you notice the distinction between a charcoal grate and a cooking grate. And you better buy the 12" pizza stone at BGE. The ones you get at the department store cannot stand direct flames.[p]Thanks Jim Slotterback for the rib recipe. You the man.

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  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Doug,[p]Forget hardware chain stores. They are used in fireplaces and woodstoves -- try those places or try a brickyard. These are ceramic - not clay and should cost $2-3 each (you need 5).
    Good luck[p]Tim

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Doug, I got my "ceramic" firebricks at Menards home improvement center. The true ceramics are pinkish in color when new. Don't expect em to remain that way..:-)[p]They are seasonal and the best time is late fall and thru the winter. You might also try local chimney sweeps as they use them for fireplace and heating stove repairs.[p]I noted that there is a thin firebrick now being sold by one of the grill accessory firms called "FlameBrick". They are about 3 inches wide and 5 inches long. They should work perfectly in a small/ mini BGE!
    I bought a box of 9 the other day. Half go to my cooking buddy in Michigan..heeee. I owe her!!
    Cheers..C~W[p]

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Char-Woody,[p]I've never used firebricks in my small since I always assumed they'd take up too much space. Now that I know that there exists some smaller bricks which would fit the small nicely, I think I'm gonna have to try some![p]See what happens when I assume? I made an...well you know the rest...[p]Cornfed

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Cornfed, yeh..I been there too...Assume..heeeee..er!!! I think they will work fine in the Small and Mini. See if you can find the websites..I am searching also.
    These are made in Canada.
    Cheers...C~W[p]

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Char-Woody,
    Nature Boy has a much thicker brick, I was asking him about them the other day when I was up there. It's about 1.5 - 2" thick and the same lenght. Big beefy looking things.[p]Tim

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    Tim M,
    The brickyard around here has them for 67 cents!

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    Tim M,
    Yeah I just picked those up, but haven't used them yet. They are 2 and a quarter inches thick, and your description of "big beefy" is about right! Talk about mass.

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  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
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    <p />Nature Boy,[p]As many requests as we get for the darn things - I have thought about getting a pallet load and mailing them off to Eggers. Postage would be $3.14ea (I think thats the express mail rate if they fit in a video box) plus $.70 to buy them. Adding profit |||--> I wonder if anyone will pay $12.84 for one??? [p]
  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    Doug,
    Got mine a brick supplier (regular contractor's place) for less than $1 each and choice of thick or thin. Looked pretty silly bringing my car around to the loading dock for a dozen bricks.[p]Mary

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