Fireclay

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:

  • 3 Parts Silica Sand
  • 1 Part Quicklime Hydrated Lime
  • 1 Part Fireclay
  • 1 Part Portland Cement
Fireclay is an organic clay aggregate that is used in making High-Temperature Mortar. High-Temp Mortar is used in the fabriction of DIY Wood-Fired Brick Pizza Ovens.
DIY BRICK OVEN

- STEP 1 -

Place the Mattone Barile Grande foam form on top of your pizza oven base.

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- STEP 5 -

Secure the Ceramic Fiber Blanket to the oven with chicken wire then apply stucco.

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- STEP 2 -

Mortar firebrick / refractory brick along the elevated foam ridges w/ high-temp mortar.

HOME PIZZA OVEN

- STEP 6 -

Once the oven has 2 layers of stucco, attach the DuraTech Exhaust Kit.

DIY OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

- STEP 3 -

Mortar firebrick into place at the rear of the oven and build the chimney (3 rows high).

BRICK PIZZA OVEN

- STEP 7 -

Give the oven a finished look by applying brick or stone veneer (optional).

HOW TO BUILD A BRICK OVEN

- STEP 4 -

Wrap the oven with 2 layers of Ceramic Fiber Blanket (3 layers would be better).

WOOD BURNING PIZZA OVEN

- STEP 8 -

Retain more heat by closing-off the front of the oven and adding a damper (optional).

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The Mattone Barile Grande DIY Pizza Oven Form

The Mattone Barile Grande is our Texas-sized outdoor pizza oven kit that is the ultimate in DIY wood fired pizza ovens!  Simply place standard size firebricks between the elevated ridges on the perfectly angled foam form, then mortar into place.  It's just that easy!  Absolutely ZERO masonry skills are needed!

As our most popular oven model, the Mattone Barile Grande pizza oven foam form has helped thousands of people all across the globe quickly and easily build the perfect brick pizza oven!

●  Great for large gatherings (20 - 30 people)

●  Excellent for pizzas, breads, BBQ & smoking meat

●  Super-easy to build with step-by-step directions

●  Classic barrel design has been used for over 4000 years

●  Patented design ensures maximum oven efficiency

●  Will become the focal point of your backyard

●  Build the base and oven in just 3 weekends (or less)

●  Makes a GREAT project for the entire family

●  1000's of Mattone Barile Grande kits sold worldwide!

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Interior Depth / Width / Height

Exterior Depth / Width / Height

Cooking Surface Area

Oven Type

Oven Temperature

Average PPH (Pizzas Per Hour)

Average Time to Build Base (1 person)

Average Time to Build Oven (1 person)

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(This includes the BrickWood Ovens Foam Mold)

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Mattone Barile Grande

41" / 26" / 19"

46" / 40" / 31.5"

1050 Sq Inches

Firebrick

900°+

30 - 35

18 Hours

22 Hours

$450

$950

BrickWood Ovens Mattone Barile Grande Pizza Oven Forms & Oven Packages

DIY PIZZA OVEN

The Mattone Barile Grande foam form helps you build a perfectly shaped firebrick pizza oven.  This is only the foam form - the cooking accessories and the highly recommended  ceramic fiber blanket (insulation) are not included.

●  Mattone Barile Grande Foam Form

  FREE FedEx Ground Delivery!

  Item: GRANDE

OUTDOOR PIZZA OVEN KITS

Our MBG Package 1 is popular with our customers that are building outdoor fireplace kits (as most outdoor fireplace / oven combos are built into a large, well-insulated housing).  This pizza oven kit provides you with the Mattone Barile Grande pizza oven form and the 3 most essential cooking accessories - a Brick Oven Brush, Pizza Peel & Pizza Peel Hanger.

●  Mattone Barile Grande Foam Form

●  3 Piece Accessory Kit (Oven Brush / Handle, Pizza Peel and Peel Hanger)

  Multi-Item Discount - Saves You $15

  FREE FedEx Ground Delivery!

  Item:  MBG1-3

PIZZA OVEN KIT

Building a brick oven on a budget?  This package includes our Mattone Barile Grande foam form, the 3 most essential cooking accessories (oven brush, pizza peel and pizza peel hanger) and the 50sf of top-quality ceramic fiber blanket.  Nothing is more important for proper heat retention in your outdoor pizza oven than 2 or 3 layers of heat-reflecting ceramic fiber blanket!

●  Mattone Barile Grande Foam Form

●  1 Box (50sf) of 6lb Ceramic Fiber Blanket

●  3 Piece Accessory Kit (Oven Brush / Handle, Pizza Peel and Peel Hanger)

  Multi-Item Discount - Saves You $40

  FREE FedEx Ground Delivery!

  Item:  MBG2-3B

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Our most popular package!  If you're serious about building an awesome pizza oven, this is the package for you!  This pizza oven kit not only includes all of the goodies from Package 2, but it also comes with a double-walled stainless steel DuraTech exhaust kit and a heavy-duty pizza oven door with beautiful red oak handles.

  Mattone Barile Grande Foam Form

●  DuraTech Exhaust Kit (Anchor Plate, Chimney Cap, Spark Arrestor & Adhesive)

●  1 Box (50sf) of 6lb Ceramic Fiber Blanket

●  BrickWood Ovens Metal Door with Red Oak Handles

●  3 Piece Accessory Kit (Oven Brush / Handle, Pizza Peel and Peel Hanger)

  Multi-Item Discount - Saves You $75

  FREE FedEx Ground Delivery!

  Item:  MBG3-3EDB

DIY BRICK OVEN

Time equals money - we get it.  Our MBG Package 4 helps you save more of both by having all of the refractory materials that are needed to build our Mattone Barile Grande outdoor pizza oven delivered to your home or business.  You'll still need to purchase commonly stocked items like concrete, cinder block and rebar from your local hardware store, but we'll take care of shipping all the refractory materials you'll need to build your brick oven directly to your door!

●  Mattone Barile Grande Foam Form

●  DuraTech Exhaust Kit (Anchor Plate, Chimney Cap, Spark Arrestor & Adhesive)

●  1 Box (50sf) of 6lb Ceramic Fiber Blanket

●  BrickWood Ovens Metal Door with Red Oak Handles

●  3 Piece Accessory Kit (Oven Brush / Handle, Pizza Peel and Peel Hanger)

●  385lbs of High-Temperature Mortar Pre-mix (Dry)

●  190 Tan Firebrick - 9" x 4.5" x 2.5"

●  FREE FedEx & Freight Delivery to your Home or Job Site

●  This Package is Not Eligible for Returns (see below)

  Multi-Item Discount - Saves You $180

●  Item:  MBG4-FULL

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Mattone Barile

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.

Mattone Barile Grande

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!

Cortile Barile

If you are looking for an easy DIY pizza oven to build, the Cortile Barile wood fired pizza oven is for you! With it’s low 14” ceiling, this outdoor oven is designed primarily for baking pizza & bread.

28" Mattone Cupola

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!

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BrickWood Box - Meat Smoker

A large, 8cf fully insulated real-wood meat smoker for Hot or Cold Smoking.

BrickWood Box - BBQ Grill

Flavorful Wood-Fired BBQ'ing for 1 to 1000 on a 365in², 730in² or 1095in² grilling / cooking area.

BrickWood Box - Pig Roaster

Roast up-to 90lbs of delicious charcoal roasted Wilbur in this easy-to-use cajun microwave.

BrickWood Box - Gaucho Grill

Angled or Flat.  The 15° angle BBQs from Rare to Well-Done all at the same time.

 

Ridiculously Detailed Installation Instructions

Do you want to know how to build a pizza oven?  Our highly detailed DIY pizza oven and brick pizza oven base Installation Instructions (with Materials Lists) can help anyone build an amazing outdoor pizza oven with heat-retaining ceramic fiber blanket.

HOW TO BUILD A PIZZA OVEN

 

 

"BrickWood Ovens is the outdoor wood fired pizza oven authority. They know pizza ovens!  Period!"

Nick Bluth | Rustic Creek Landscaping

 

"As the owner of a pizzeria, I am MORE than thrilled with my outdoor brick oven... that I built myself!"

Jeff Hughes | Camp Union Pizzeria

4.89 out of 5 Stars!

When you are looking for the highest quality wood fired pizza oven, BBQ or smoker, look for the words Made in the USA!

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"BrickWood Ovens is the only brand of outdoor pizza ovens we use when designing outdoor fireplace plans and outdoor kitchen plans for our clients."

Dan Heston | Backyard Flare

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.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

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

HOW TO BUILD A PIZZA OVEN

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!

Forum & Email Support - As the owner of BrickWood Ovens, I have personally taken every question we have ever received and placed it on our beautiful new forum! If you do have a question, chances are, it's already been asked and answered on our forum.  If not - no worries!  Just shoot me an email and I will answer your question w/in 24 hours!

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