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thx for the help on abt's and spatch cocked chicken

smokn gramma gsmokn gramma g Posts: 144
edited 4:05AM in EggHead Forum
Every thing turned out great tonight on the small. Abt's went in minutes. Should probaly have made 40 instead of 20. Thanks Spring Chicken and Stike! I ended up cooking them at 325 with no problems. Took about 1 hour.[p]The chicken... mmmm, mmmm, mmm!! Although it could have been a real disaster! I was going to cook it in the gasser, but then after a walk around the house, I found brick, leftovers from our house. I thought... Hey, I have a small trivet in my slow cooker... gonna try it, and it worked just perfect! I was so proud of myself, after telling my husband my great feat, he looked at me and said... wholly SH#@! You could have blew up that brand new $987.00 thing! I almost puked. I thought a brick was a brick. Lesson learned. He wasnt sure you could get them any more.[p]So, where would one find a fire brick?


  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    <p />smokn gramma g,
    Exploding bricks are probably a bit exagerrated. But fire bricks can be found at brick yards and as a last resort, you can find Rutland fire brick at Ace Hardware. They might have to order (I ordered mine online and had them delivered to the store). Here's a link:[p]TNW

    [ul][li]Fire Bricks[/ul]
    The Naked Whiz
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I say "last resort" because they are rather expensive. $20 for the box of 6 as I recall....[p]TNW
    The Naked Whiz
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    smokn gramma g,
    that brick won't "blow up"[p]lotta warnigns about that, never did see an actual story where it happened. it can crack, or spall, if it sees very high heat for a long while.[p]they are used in fireplaces so that over time the bricks don't pulverize, not because folks are dying from shrapnel. no worries.[p]rocks around a campfire will give a big crack sometimes. remember, they do it because one side is very hot, and the other side is cold. same for bricks in a fireplace. one side very hot, the other comparatively cold.[p]put them in early and bring them to temp, and a brick is a brick is a brick. might crack in half, but you won't be dodging jagged shards of supersonic exploding brick

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • The Naked Whiz,
    thanks, I will check our local brick place on monday!

  • stike,
    ok, hubby said that they contain lime and hold the could explode because of the moisture retension. All I could think of was the 900 + I just paid for it yesterday! [p]Anyway... didnt! and chicken turned out great, and will not use those bricks again

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    smokn gramma g,[p]keep the peace. do what hubby says, of course.
    regular bricks just don't explode... it's a myth.[p]they can crack over time after repeated exposure to high temps. that's what the concern is.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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