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Indirect cooking method

edited 8:50AM in EggHead Forum
I have been a weber user for twenty + years. Last week 7-5-00 I purchased a BGE. Love at first sight! The question is, can anyone describe in detail the set up to use the BGE in an indirect cooking set up? I've seen mentions of the pizza stone and fire bricks, but no details.


  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />T. Hunter, for indirect cooking (pizza, pulled pork/beef, etc.), firebricks are typically arranged as |__| - two flat and two standing. Check out the link and also check out Tim M's site for a detailed explanation. [p]
  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    T. Hunter,
    The fire bricks in gfw pictures are called splits. Splits are one half the thickness of regular fire bricks. These are available at brick supply yards or some fireplace shops.

  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    On a large, I usually use 3 bricks flat and 2 or 3 on the side to support another grid or the pizza stone. Many choices in configurations, depending on what you want.[p]Mary

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Mary, thanks for making a great point. I should have remembered that. The medium is smaller and requires fewer bricks.

  • TeslamaniaTeslamania Posts: 144
    Gfw,[p]Sometimes, I use a drip pan with water, instead of ceramic mass do stuff indirect. I do think that you can have "too much" ceramic mass. Then again, I only have the large fire bricks and not the "split" ones.

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Teslamania, I guess I've never done it totally without the firebricks - sometimes I lay 2 flat and put the drip pan on the 2 bricks - occasionally I even use liquid in the drip pan - maybe I'll give a try your way on one of my next low/slow cooks.

  • TeslamaniaTeslamania Posts: 144
    Gfw,[p]I haven't gone totally without bricks either, I use the drip pan with two bricks to support the cookin grid. However, I did buy the grate extender, and will probably try not using bricks.

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