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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Newbie - My order with HJ

Originally Posted by patelbadboy2006 View Post
Yh i would have stocked up on small phunels for everyday use, when you get them you will know what we mean.

And as for a hose for each flavour, i dont see the point, because if you blow the extra smoke from the hose after every use and give it a clean once in a while with water, you shouldn't really get taste from other flavours.

But if you have a hose for citrus flavours, one for fruity flavours, one for apples, that wouldnt be a bad idea

And for hookahs for different flavours, again if you give it a good clean with baking soda and lemon juice you will not get taste from different flavours, what hapens when you buy more different flavours? just get as many hookahs as you need and i dont recommend getting different one's for different flavours, i got 9 hookahs ATM and still only smoke from 1 most of the time, no matter the flavours.

The problem with those Abo Alabed coal is they dont produce enough heat, when i used them once i had to cover the whole bowl with coal just to get enough heat to get it smoking decently, cocobrico's are way better, but i recommend coconara's if you are willing to import them from the US.

BBQ instant light briquettes are a no no, as they produce chemicals that aint good when smoking a hookah.

As for cleaning, what i do it putting baking soda down the stem and then lemon juice and then use the stem bruish and clean it, same with the vase
Many thanks for the very detailed reply I appreciate your help

I have asked HJ if my order has been shipped otherwise I will swap the medium phunnel's for the smaller option.

I did pause for thought with regard to the hoses at one point mainly because at the moment even after I wash the current ones there is a tinge of old flavour! I'm not sure if I'm suppose to wash these... hmmm

I'll keep one for mint, apple, grape and the rest for the citrus flavours can be shared, what do you think?

I won't waste my money buying any more hookah's, maybe just the one more lol. Thanks for the tip though, I currently have two and wash them out on a regular basis in addition to clean water on every third smoke as for some reason the second "chong" tastes much nicer.

I agree about the Abo Alabed coal, we smoke everyday and can get through a 1KG bag in a week or more as it just disintegrates and turns into a whole lot of ash.

I see you're in the UK, how long do cocobrico last? How often do you smoke & where I can get them from? The only issue I have is being stung my customs charges. What about Cococha?

Where do I get coconara's from?

Thanks for all your help, apologies for all the questions!
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