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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:02 PM
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I've bought my own shisha and purchased AF Mint my friend also purchased AF Apple.

the problem is once our shisha's are up and running when takin in the smoke it stings the back of the throat and also makes you cough,

I was at a shisha lounge yesterday the shisha there was so smooth, what am i going wrong?

I've used nakhla too which is funny, no pain on throat or coughing, just the AF.

when puttin the AF in the bowl and placing the foil on top, should the foil rest on the AF or not?

someone please help me as my sessions only last for approx 10 mins as i cant get the hooka right
TIA.

p.s my sister said to dilute AF with water but i dont think this is 100% correct.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:10 PM
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You don't want the shisha to go past the rim of the bowl when packing it. You want it to be just a tab below so you are not burning it, which it sounds like you are doing.

AF doesn't require as much heat as Nakhla since it's a wetter shisha... How many coals are you using/what kind? That could be another reason.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Here ya go .. I put this video together a while ago ..

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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:22 PM
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i'm using the self lighting coals, how big do the holes need to be? (im currently using a needle.)


the foil i'm using is Bacofoil, which is non stick foil.

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Old September 1st, 2009, 01:09 PM
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Your throats hurting because you are packing AF wrong
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/video...s&videoid=1754
I pack AF like that, hope it helps
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Old September 1st, 2009, 03:24 PM
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How many coals you puttting on?

When was the last time you cleaned your pipe?
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:57 PM
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i'm using the self lighting coals, how big do the holes need to be? (im currently using a needle.)


the foil i'm using is Bacofoil, which is non stick foil.
STOP, DO NOT USE THAT FOIL AGAIN non stick foil is usually coated, and teh coating will burn/fume off at the temperature of the coals, very very very bad

go get some Reynolds or other cheap foil and use 2 layers

i like to leave a good gap under the foil 1/8-3/16" probably.

i use a toothpick to poke holes and just do a patter out of habit of 16,12,8,1 (rings from out side to in). make sure your putting your coal to the out side of the bowl, putting it in the middle will burn your tobacco and cause harsh smoke fast.

-matt
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