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Refractory Brick, Different Types??? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Refractory Brick, Different Types???

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  • Refractory Brick, Different Types???

    Hi there and this is my first post and I am a newbie so please excuse my lack of knowledge on many things here.
    OK so I made my own pizza contraption out of steel and high temperature insulation. Here's my problem. Prior to this contraption I was making pizzas out of my home oven and used a 3/4" piece of granite as my Pizza stone at 550 F degrees. They actually come out really good but heated up the kitchen too much and took a little longer. So then I tried purchasing yellow refractory 2" thick bricks and used them for my stone. I preheated home oven for at least 4 hours and it never got hot enough to brown crust.
    So I then loaded up contraption floor with the 2" refractory bricks and got the oven up to 800 for a few hours and still same thing. I then replaced the bricks with granite and it works excellent but the granite cracks in spots due to the high heat. What I am wondering is should I use 1" thick refactory bricks or are there different types of refractory bricks that get hotter than others?
    Thanks in advance and any info is very much appreciated!

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    Re: Refractory Brick, Different Types???

    someone please?


    • #3
      Re: Refractory Brick, Different Types???

      refractory brick, or fire brick comes in different duty ratings. Medium duty is what is recommended for the pompeii oven. It sounds like maybe you have either a high duty brick or an insulating brick...check out this link for good explanation:
      Brick Oven Design | Choose the Right Brick Oven Brick


      • #4
        Re: Refractory Brick, Different Types???

        thank you so much!