Re: coconaras coals red but not ready?
What you've described is what I encounter every time I smoke hookah so it's not just you. I've used AF natural coals, Coconara's and CH naturals and this occurs with all of them. The side against the foil will turn dark after some time on the bowl while the top is still glowing red hot, then when flipped this phenomenon will occur again with the red hot side slowly turning dark and the dark side on the top starting to glow red hot again. I'm not a scientist or anything but my guess is that this is caused by heat disseminating from the bottom of the coal across the surface of the foil which makes that side cooler over time. The top of the coal doesn't have anything to disseminate heat to so it is hotter.
Last edited by CPX; December 9th, 2009 at 04:48 PM.