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Regular bricks vs. fire bricks

Can I use regular bricks in the egg to raise the grate in the dome or should I look at getting fire bricks?
Franklin, TN
Large BGE+PSWoo2


  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    My understanding is that they will nothold up the heat.  Might just simply break but there is also the possibility of some more interesting results such as violently breaking.
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    I use some leftover paver stones on my egg (have used them for pizza cooks in excess of 500) and have not had one break (yet).
    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
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,005
    I've used regular bricks and fire bricks. Both work well.



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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,130
    Have you thought about getting one of Weber's 18 inch cooking grids and just installing four 3-inch SS carriage bolts to it with nuts and washers so you can simply set it on your base cooking grid?  I've done this over 2 years ago, and it works great!
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,989
    You don't want to use regular brick if you're building a wood fired oven. Over time, they will start to flake, adding some interesting texture to your food. For what you're doing, you'll be fine.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • wbradkingwbradking Posts: 351
    @jaydub58 ; Yeah, I've seen pic's of that and it looks like something I'll try out.

    @Carolina_Q ; Noted.  I guess if they do flake out, they'll just drop down to the fire ring.
    Franklin, TN
    Large BGE+PSWoo2
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    Concrete is OK, Clay not so much. I prefer fire brick, will last a long time and you can clean burn them without worry. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,642
    I've been using regular paver bricks since day one.  No problems.  Even when I'm doing pizza.
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