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Old August 22nd, 2009, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: Just getting into Hookah

QL coals are fine for a beginner. Just hold the coal in your tongs, and light it with a match or lighter. It will spark for minute or so. Wait until the sparking is entirely finished, and place it on the foil. Some (not all) QL coals will impart a "gasoline" flavor to your tobacco. Avoid cheap QL coals.

I prefer Japanese coals. They take a bitlonger to light, I use a "blowtorch" type lighter. They have no flavor or taste at all, the burn clean, very little ash, easy cleanup.
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