Hy's company makes a pretty good product. Some of the answer on this depends on the type of brick you have. My brick around the fireplace looks like it has a broken face and would be easy to strip. The brick on the outside of the house has lots of little cracks and crevises and would be tough.
For what it's worth, I used to post my address but I got so much e-mail for things that rightfully belonged on the board that I just quit posting it. Solved the problem and many people do have the address. Mine is also posted above. Please send me yours as I would like to comment further.