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edited 4:49AM in EggHead Forum
I am going to cook some ribs today using the indirect method. I would like to make a firebox but only have regular old masonary bricks. Will these work and is there a differece between these and "firebricks"? Will there thickness be and issue? Got to light the fire now so please help soon. thanks


  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    FORGET the masonry bricks as the will explode in the EGG.

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Iamthe, there is a big difference - no masonary bricks! You may want to consider changing from indirect to direct for today and look for firebricks before your next indirect cook.

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    If you want to do them cooking indirect use a drip pan to shield the ribs from the coals.

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Yeah, JJ and Gfw are right on. Don't do it.
    You could set up an indirect setup with a drip pan, or pizza stone if you have it. Good luck with the cook.
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  • Iamthe, Firebricks are usually found in a fireplace shop and are usually a yellow or light color. Color is not the issue though, but they must take the heat. Firebricks are the special bricks that line a fireplace or wood stove. You can get them full thickness or 1/2 thick. 4 bricks 1/2 thick laid flat form a great barrier; 2 full bricks on their sides raise a grid up and offer firm support.

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