Fireclay • Fire Clay - 50lb Bag / Dry
Fireclay, Mortar Clay and/or Bricklayers Clay is an organic material that has been dried and turned into a powder form. It is usually a brackish red / brown in color or it could be white / gray. The texture is like baking flour or baking soda. These powdered clays can be found at most Masonry and Landscape Supply Stores for about $10 - $15 per 50lb bag of firing clay. You may find a bag of fire clay at a Big Box hardware store like Home Depot, Lowes or Menards - but it’s unlikely.
Fireclay is one of the main ingredients that is needed when making high-temperature fireplace mortar, refractory mortar, firebrick mortar or fire pit mortar. When mixed properly with the other materials listed below (see High-Temperature Mortar Mix Recipe), homemade fireclay mortar can resist temperatures in excess of 1400° for several hours whereas standard mortars begin to breakdown around 600°.
If you are looking for a fire clay mortar that can withstand 2300°, you need to purchase our Food Grade Refractory Mortar. But if you are building one of our DIY Pizza Oven kits like the Mattone Barile or Mattone Barile Grande (see below) making your own high-temperature mortar is a GREAT way to keep costs down.
High-Temperature Mortar Mix Recipe:
- STEP 1 -
Place the Mattone Barile Grande foam form on top of your pizza oven base.
- STEP 5 -
Secure the Ceramic Fiber Blanket to the oven with chicken wire then apply stucco.
- STEP 2 -
Mortar firebrick / refractory brick along the elevated foam ridges w/ high-temp mortar.
- STEP 6 -
Once the oven has 2 layers of stucco, attach the DuraTech Exhaust Kit.
- STEP 3 -
Mortar firebrick into place at the rear of the oven and build the chimney (3 rows high).
- STEP 7 -
Give the oven a finished look by applying brick or stone veneer (optional).
- STEP 4 -
Wrap the oven with 2 layers of Ceramic Fiber Blanket (3 layers would be better).
- STEP 8 -
Retain more heat by closing-off the front of the oven and adding a damper (optional).
The Mattone Barile Grande DIY Pizza Oven Form
Interior Depth / Width / Height
Exterior Depth / Width / Height
Cooking Surface Area
Average PPH (Pizzas Per Hour)
Average Time to Build Base (1 person)
Average Time to Build Oven (1 person)
Average Cost to Build Base
Average Cost to Build Finished Oven
(This includes the BrickWood Ovens Foam Mold)
Mattone Barile Grande
41" / 26" / 19"
46" / 40" / 31.5"
1050 Sq Inches
30 - 35
BrickWood Ovens Mattone Barile Grande Pizza Oven Forms & Oven Packages
4 Styles of Pizza Oven Kits... And the BrickWood Box Outdoor Cooking System!
Build a personal size outdoor pizza oven with our Mattone Barile brick oven foam form. Entertain between 1 - 19 for an enjoyable evening hosting dinner parties or a cozy night for 2.
9" longer and 4" wider than the Barile, the Mattone Barile Grande brick pizza oven provides enough room to make pizza and BBQ at the same time!
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The 28” Cupola is our most popular dome-shaped wood burning pizza oven. An excellent blend of low-cost construction with high-value dome oven features!
A large, 8cf fully insulated real-wood meat smoker for Hot or Cold Smoking.
Flavorful Wood-Fired BBQ'ing for 1 to 1000 on a 365in², 730in² or 1095in² grilling / cooking area.
Roast up-to 90lbs of delicious charcoal roasted Wilbur in this easy-to-use cajun microwave.
Angled or Flat. The 15° angle BBQs from Rare to Well-Done all at the same time.
Ridiculously Detailed Installation Instructions
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FedEx / UPS / Freight Shipping
* BrickWood Ovens ships orders every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
* At this time, we only ship within the Continental United States (Lower 48)
FedEx Ground - All Pizza Oven Kits, Exhaust Kits, Pizza Oven Doors and Ceramic Fiber Blanket (85" and smaller) are shipped via FedEx Ground.
UPS - If your Pizza Oven Package includes a box of Ceramic Fiber Blanket / Insulation Blanket, this portion of your order will arrive via UPS.
PLEASE NOTE - The blanket may arrive a few days before or after your pizza oven kit has been delivered.
Freight Truck - Packages that include refractory products (like fire brick, mortar &/or castable refractory) arrive via a freight truck. Due to the insane costs associated with freight delivery, these packages are non-refundable.
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Unused items can be returned for a full refund within 30 Days from the Date of Purchase. All items must be in unused and resellable condition.
Refractory items & packages with refractory items (firebricks, mortar, castable refractory, etc…) are not eligible for return / refund.
BrickWood Ovens is not responsible for return shipping costs and does not provide return shipping labels.
PLEASE NOTE: A 25% shipping recovery fee will be deducted from your refund (this is to cover the shipping & handling costs that we incurred when shipping your order).
Instructions & Customer Support
Installation Instructions & Materials Lists - Every BrickWood Ovens Pizza Oven Kit, BrickWood Box and Fire Pit Grill come with instructions on how to download our RIDICULOUSLY detailed and colorfully illustrated Installation Instructions. Even if you have ZERO masonry experience, we show you how to build a beautiful pizza oven step-by-step!
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