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Old November 27th, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: tangiers mini or small phunnel???

From what I can gather from reviews and discussions on this forum the Phunnel/Funnel Bowl has the center spire through which the smoke is drawn and prevents the juice from the tobacco from running down the stem into your water and Ashtray secondly this reservoir of juices keeps the tobacco moist for longer during a smoking session thus prolonging the session. in a modern or Egyptian Bowl the juices are free to run down the stem and into the water and ashtray secondly as the tobacco has molasses/Honey and in some instance Glycerin added to it with heat being applied from the coal this causes these normaly slow flowing ingredients to be more runny and free flowing. (eg. When Beekeepers wants to remove honey from a storage tank to pour into Bottles they normaly turn on the tank heaters which will "melt" the Honey making it flow faster and better. Honey/ Molasses also has the tendancy to crystelize if left standing for long on a shelf (sand sugar) if that crystelized product is gently heated it will melt again and become Honey/Molasses. Thus the tobacco in the modern bowl will smoke a shorter session and is more likely to burn if proper heat management is not applied.
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