Originally Posted by Just BS
When I first joined this site a couple of months ago I was searching the different areas of the forum and I stumbled across a thread offering Mojo cherry bricks to try for free ~ and in return I was asked to write a review. So a couple of weeks go by and I had totally forgot about it when I recieved a blank box with two bricks in it....I honestly didn't know what they were. I called the number on the box and left a message asking what they were and why I recieved the package. I got a PM here from 'smokenit' (I think) who reminded me.
I recently built a UDS and thought I'd give it a try. Loaded the brick in the middle of the charcoal and fired it up. In all fairness, I am new to cooking with my UDS, so I may not have gotten the best results. The temps have been all over the place and my subsequent cooks have been challenging and have not produced the flavors I've been hoping for. So YMMV.... I will use the other brick on my stick burner for a better comparison.
I did spare ribs. My temps ranged from 250-300. Cooked for five hours. Rubbed and placed bone side down. Turned twice. Lightly sauced. I burned up about 90% of the brick. Overall, I was disappointed with the lack of smokey flavor. No smoke ring either. But I have had the same results on my UDS using wood chunks, so it may be me more than the bricks.
Lol. Maybe he shoulda sent some directions with it.
The bricks you have are for stickburners.
This product is not made to be used as fuel but as to add smoke and flavor.
Lighting the brick would not give you very good heat and from the looks not very clean smoke either.
Next time cut your brick into cubes for the UDS.
I LOVE MojoBricks!
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I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
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