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mr.piggy





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hi don, on seconds thoughts I agree about the aluminum foil in stead of sheet metal. your wright after the unit cools down the next morning you can just reach in and fold and  remove the foil. good idea, going to get fire brick this wk.  and do a cook on Sunday and put the foil on the bricks  Vincent.
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the research i did most people use Rutland Replacement Fire Brick (604) from Ace shipped  to store for 19.99 for 6 bricks and they are 1-1/4" thick if that helps .
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OUCH, that is pricey
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that is only $3.32 a brick and no shipping , i thought it was not to bad of price .
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The fire box on the Lang 36 is 17X17 and the bricks from ACE are 9X4.5 so you'll need a couple more beyond 6 and my ACE won't sell single ones so I'd have to buy 12, which is no biggie. I had forgotten that with my thin metal cheapo smoker, in order to contain as much heat as I could, I not only added lava rocks to the bottom of the cooking chamber but also had them sitting on a sheet of alum foil. I don't know if it worked because I didn't own a heat gun at the time -- but I don't think it hurt either.

I'm going to see how the shinny side up double sheets of alum foil works in the fire box before I spring for the fire bricks. Next cook is a tri-tip on my Santa Maria Grill, then it will be turkey time. I'm going a little battey with the alum foil as I added it to the bottom of the Santa Maria Grill. Oak , which is my wood of choice for the tri-tip, is very expensive here and hard to get (I'm almost out of it) and hopefully I can get more heat with a little less fuel.

Don G

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Don't know if there is one near you but Tractor Farm Supply sells them indivually for $3.19 each and they stock them in there stores.

Here's the information on them.

•Brand - United States Stove
•Material - Brick
•Package Height - 1-1/4 in.
•Package Length - 9- in.
•Package Width - 4-1/2 in.
•Type - Firebrick
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Many years ago I purchased some sort of a tile, I don't even know what it's called, for the bottom shelf of the oven of my motor home. I don't know where I purchased them or what I paid. We've never used the oven and I'd forgotten they were even there -- until yesterday when I discovered them. They're are 4 of them at 7.5" X 7.5" X1/4". The thin 1/4" is exactly what I was loooking for. I'm going to insert them today and cover them with alum foil (for easy ash clean up) and I'll see what happens. Since I had them in the oven I can only assume they're heat resistant. I wish I could provide more detail to forum listers.

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I think they are UNglazed porcelain tiles. Glazed tiles would crack and break due to the heat. I hate suggesting stuff I've never tested so don't take my word on this subject as this product may not provide the desired result.

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I hope all you Lang smokers are having a nice Thanksgiving!! My birds on the smoker and cooking.

To recap, I added thin UNGLAZED porcelain tiles to my fire box and covered them with shinney side up alum foil and then took readings with my heat gun. The Lang gauge registerd 300F and the chimney gauge read 295F. The front of the fire box read 536F, the back read 483F, the top read 568F and the door read 399F

A couple of weeks ago the bottom, with only alum foil, read 313F. Today, with the combination of the tiles and the alum foil, the bottom read 125f!! Obviously, I'm not losing much heat through the bottom as most of it's going where it's suppose to go -- into the cook chamber. The mate that added the fire bricks had a good idea.

Don G


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happy thanksgiving to all the lang family, I am sitting in my kitchen .having a few cold ones,
looking out the window at my lang  (not cooking ) the wife dose not let me cook the turkey on the bbq. or smoker. she says turkeys are cooked in the oven. I say did the pilgrims have a oven.    I"l HAVE ANOTHER COLD ONE



                           HAPPY THANKS GIVING,    VINCENT

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