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Old July 13th, 2009, 06:13 PM
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Default New to Hookahs... FAIL after FAIL...need adive...

Hey Everyone... I'm new to the forums and to hookahs...

So the past couple weeks I have been trying to get my hookah to smoke properly, with no luck.

Here's the details, I would appreciate any advice you guys could give me!

I have a Al Fakher hookah. My problem is I can only get thin smoke with no flavor.

I've tried Al Fakher, Fusion, and Layalina shishas.

I've also tried a washable egyptian hose, Al Fakher hose, and Al Fakher healthy hose.

I've used a regular bowl, Tangiers phunnel, Tangiers funnel w/ scalli.

I've used coconara coals, and Al Fakher naturals.

Everything fits snug and tight on the hookah with no air leaks, vase filled 1 inch above end of downstem.

Tried 1 sheet of foil, shiny side down, and 2 sheets.

Tried different hole sizes and patterns.

1 coal, 2 coals, 3 coals...

Still no luck. What could my problem be I'm thinking maybe acclimation with the shisha? Do I need a wind cover? I've smoked both inside and outside.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


Last edited by Ernest_Borgnine; July 13th, 2009 at 06:13 PM. Reason: spelling
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