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Bricks for the Egg

Hope this question doesn't seem too ridiculous, but is there a specific type of brick I should get to raise my grid for raised cooks? Do certain types fare better under high temps or will any old clay brick from Home Depot do?
Southern California


  • i use firebricks leftover from a fireplace build.
  • tactical_66tactical_66 Posts: 197
    Firebricks. I bought mine at a local supply store. Each one was about $2.00.
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 456
    Pretty sure that other than fire bricks would not survive long under the extreme temperature swings. All fire bricks I have seen are white to yellow in color.
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 356
    Landscaper supply stores have split and full fire bricks. Usually $1-2 each. With a few of each and a weber grate, you can do just about any indirect or raised cook. That said, the stuff from CGS just makes it all easier.
  • selloutssellouts Posts: 6
    I use terra cotta feet that Lowes/Home Depot have for terra cotta pots.  Works great for me.  
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I use 96 cent pavers from Home Depot.   Figured if they cracked and broke would not be expensive to replace.   They are still going strong - year +
    Cookin in Texas
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,834
    I've been using cheap cement pavers forever, even with pizza and never had one break.
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  • Fire bricks from Lowes.  Less than $2 each.  I'll also heat them up and put in the bottom of a cooler when FTC is going to be over 3 hrs.

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,609
    I use some leftover paver stones. Have had them in with temps in excess of 700* without any problem.
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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