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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:59 PM
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Hookah Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
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Default Re: Coals, ice and other Newbie questions

Originally Posted by Fezzik View Post
First I see you guys a lot of times using 1, 2, 3, and sometimes 4 coals, how do you decide how many and when? Does it depend on the size of the bowl, the tobacco, the coals or something else entirely?
To me it depends on the size of the bowl. If I'm smoking out of a Medium phunnel bowl, i'll probably use 3 pieces of coal evenly spaced. If I'm using like a standard egyptian bowl I'll usually just use 2 pieces of coal on opposite sides of the bowl

Originally Posted by Fezzik View Post
I can see how ice would be nice and cool the smoke even more than a hookah already does but do you always use it, rarely use it, or occasionally use it? So far at the place we go they never put ice in the base and we have been pleased with it. Does it even feel like smoking if you put ice in there. Seems like cold smoke would be weird.
I occasionally use it when I load a bowl of mint and I really want it to feel cool. Honestly I don't think it does much. It still feels like smoking but I guess the smoke cools down a little. Now if you really want a minty experience, add like a shot of Listerine in the vase. Minty!

Originally Posted by Fezzik View Post
We usually get about 1.5 hours out of the hookah at this place but I think my bowl is considerably larger than these. Does that mean we will have much longer smokes? Will I need to set it up differently?
Yeah you most likely will be able to smoke for a while longer. I don't ever really have to set it up different. Just better heat management and keep dropping more coals on the bowl until its dead.
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