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?
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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.
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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.