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New Table/Fire Bricks

My brother in law is building me a beautiful custom Cypress table for the XL. Can someone give me the lowdown on what kind of fire bricks I need for the egg to set on? Thanks.

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  • I don't have mine on fire bricks.  I've got mine on an 18X18 tile, but I use a table nest to have an air gap.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Like a piece of Ceramic tile? Which table nest do you have? The feet?
  • Yes, just a simple ceramic tile from Lowes.  The table nest is a small stand that will lift your egg off whatever and gives you about 2" of an air gap between the egg and in my case the tile.  My egg dealer charged me $17 for it.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,365
    edited November 2012
    Table nest was the right solution for me, this is under my MBGE. Even on long cooks the tile surface under it is warm, but cool enough to touch. The added benefit is that it is easier to clean as a pan fits under the egg and you just rake the ashes out. I couldn't do that when it sat on a paver. 

    BTW, that is my $$$store drip pan rack on the lower right. $1 and it sits on the setter, raises the drip pan. It is "crud" level stainless, but for <$1, it is almost cheaper than tin foil balls. 
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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Cool, thanks! Got what I needed.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,088
    Table nest was the right solution for me, this is under my MBGE. Even on long cooks the tile surface under it is warm, but cool enough to touch. The added benefit is that it is easier to clean as a pan fits under the egg and you just rake the ashes out. I couldn't do that when it sat on a paver. 

    BTW, that is my $$$store drip pan rack on the lower right. $1 and it sits on the setter, raises the drip pan. It is "crud" level stainless, but for <$1, it is almost cheaper than tin foil balls. 
    Is that a homemade ash-tool or a Wolverine's back-scratcher next to the daisy wheel?

    Either way, it's awesome!
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,146
    Speaking of fire bricks.  I just bought a few of them to use a raised second grid in my egg.  Do I need to do anything to these bricks before putting them in my grill with food cooking?
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,088
    YEMTrey said:
    Speaking of fire bricks.  I just bought a few of them to use a raised second grid in my egg.  Do I need to do anything to these bricks before putting them in my grill with food cooking?
    You could wrap them in foil to keep drippings off then, similar to a plate setter. Otherwise, no.
  • I'm in the process of completing my table now and used terra cotta plant risers. Found them at home depot for $5 and they're working great.
  • brownbwbrownbw Posts: 113
    So the egg table nest is 2" tall? I am currently building my table and the table nest seems much easier to remove ashes. Gotta go find a dealer with one ASAP. My local dealer doesn't carry them.

    Yes, just a simple ceramic tile from Lowes.  The table nest is a small stand that will lift your egg off whatever and gives you about 2" of an air gap between the egg and in my case the tile.  My egg dealer charged me $17 for it.


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  • brownbwbrownbw Posts: 113
    And great idea about the dollar store rack!!!
    Auburn, AL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,205
    I would imagine a welding shop could make one similar and not too expensive
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  • If you use a plain old ceramic tile it will shatter and you will fry your table.  Fire bricks are available at most brick supply stores.  I found them for $1.75 each.  The sizes I found are 2" x 4" x 8"  and 1" x 4 " x 8".  I bought 8 of each and I can make almost any indirect configuration.

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