Fire bricks where to buy?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by avmott, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. I have been debating about trying fire bricks instead of a water pan, but I can't find where to buy them?  Or if regular building bricks would work?  
     
  2. Most building supply stores. Home depot,lowes etc. Look in woodburner and fireplace section.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can put sand in the water pan, then cover with foil for easy clean up....  Dave
     
  4. stanton

    stanton Fire Starter

    What is the purpose of he brick?  Is it for temp stability, or are you lining a firebox?  If temp stability, you can use regular brick since it won't be exposed to high temperatures.  If you are lining your firebox, then you will want to use firebrick.
     
  5. The purpose I was looking for was stability
     
  6. stanton

    stanton Fire Starter

    Regular brick might smell funny the first time you heat it up.  I use two where my firebox feeds the cook chamber to block some of the radiant heat (offset cooker) if the meat is near the firebox.

    S.
     
  7. Hello. I've been having good luck using firebricks in my Weber kettle & Smokey Mountain Cooker. Before using bricks, the temperature in my grill wasn't anywhere near as stable as it is now.

    I tried using typical red bricks from local hardware stores, but they snapped after so many cooks. I've also tried firebricks, fireplace inserts, & woodstove bricks, but they too snap & crack after so many cooks. However, the firebricks did last longer & seemed to provide the most stability. Elsewhere I've read that if you find a pottery place that specialises in ceramics, then they might be able to make better quality bricks for your grill or smoker. I'm attaching pics of bricks in my grills as visual aides. Hopefully, this'll help.



     

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