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Old 05-18-2009, 06:10 AM
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Default color of firebricks

Hopefully someone can help me with the following questions:
- except the landing area, is it true that the firebricks eventually become black after using it for a while ?
- Do firebricks with a black color have any performance issue compared to lighter colors ? ( I have read that a light color have a better reflection, but I doubt this is true because I think the light colors eventually become black after using it ..)
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:14 AM
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Default Re: color of firebricks

The answer would have to be no.

Once the oven is cured, a big fire will get it so hot that the soot burns off the inside of the oven - that's how you can tell its the right temperature for pizzas. So the bricks keep their original colour.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:16 AM
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The only persistent soot will be in your entry and around your vent. as Frances says, the dome burns clean with every use.

I went to great trouble to get "red" firebricks, and after a couple of years of use, the red tint has faded, and you can hardly tell they are different from the beige ones.
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