Drying out wet bricks
To dry out wet bricks without breaking them you need to soak/hold for a long time just below boiling point (say 95C). This keeps the water from turning into steam and bursting the birck. So the bigger the item, the more careful you have to be to keep it from breaking from steam formation.
Leave any ventilation holes open to allow the moisture out. You can hold a mirror or sheet of clear glass over the ventilation hole, or above the propped open door to see if the fogging of the glass has stopped. When it has stopped all the moisture in the kiln has been driven ot