Yeah it sounds like you're getting compressed stuff which isn't what I think of when I think "brick". Could it be Canadian? The compressed bud I get from there is great. It's more like it's "pressed" than compressed because the nugs are so thick. Ask your guy something unspecific about it. It's good to know these things.
"And though we'd eliminated the threat of the enemy flying planes into buildings, no-one was prepared for terrorists flying two buildings into the sides of planes. No-one was killed but a lot of people were surprised." -Time Trumpet, Episode 3