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Old May 10th, 2017, 08:19 PM
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Sometimes the bottom layer of tobacco is still fresh untouched what causes this and how to fix it? This is when i am fluff packing too.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 02:50 AM
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Sometimes the bottom layer of tobacco is still fresh untouched what causes this and how to fix it? This is when i am fluff packing too.
your bowl is probably just too deep. There really isn't any solution too a overly deep bowl because even if you increase the heat the bottom part, you'll have worse flavour because most of the tobacco will already be burnt. Maybe buy a new bowl? You can get a good one for less than a tenner
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Old May 11th, 2017, 04:23 AM
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your bowl is probably just too deep. There really isn't any solution too a overly deep bowl because even if you increase the heat the bottom part, you'll have worse flavour because most of the tobacco will already be burnt. Maybe buy a new bowl? You can get a good one for less than a tenner
Ahh makes sense thanks what bowl would you recommend?

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Sometimes the bottom layer of tobacco is still fresh untouched what causes this and how to fix it? This is when i am fluff packing too.
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Youre under the impression that because theres moist tobacco on the bottom of the bowl that theres more goodness to be had. Thats not always the case. If youre getting an your and fifteen to an hour and a half of flavorful smoke from a 18-20g bowl, who cares if theres moist tobacco on the bottom? When flavors done, the bowls done ( even if you can eek out a liitle more smoke)
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:05 AM
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Youre under the impression that because theres moist tobacco on the bottom of the bowl that theres more goodness to be had. Thats not always the case. If youre getting an your and fifteen to an hour and a half of flavorful smoke from a 18-20g bowl, who cares if theres moist tobacco on the bottom? When flavors done, the bowls done ( even if you can eek out a liitle more smoke)

Ah thanks yeah i smoke for an hour and do have good flavor just wondered why that happens sometimes so i felt like i was wasting some of it lol
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Ah thanks yeah i smoke for an hour and do have good flavor just wondered why that happens sometimes so i felt like i was wasting some of it lol
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It happens sometimes with wetter tobaccos.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:21 AM
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Sometimes the bottom layer of tobacco is still fresh untouched what causes this and how to fix it? This is when i am fluff packing too.
I have the same issue with my art hookah, the bowl is deep - that's the reason.

I use a phunnel bowl on my mya hookah; that makes all the tobacco cook evenly.

I also found that usually a semi-compacted on bottom layer while keeping it loose, fluffy on top layer, can make the tobacco cook up and down more evenly but not always.
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Youre under the impression that because theres moist tobacco on the bottom of the bowl that theres more goodness to be had. Thats not always the case. If youre getting an your and fifteen to an hour and a half of flavorful smoke from a 18-20g bowl, who cares if theres moist tobacco on the bottom? When flavors done, the bowls done ( even if you can eek out a liitle more smoke)
Tobacco is too expensive in the UK for some people to waste it. But I hardly ever go more than one round of coals, 1-1.5 hours is more than enough in terms of longevity but I can understand if people feel they are wasting their money by throwing away unburnt tobacco after every session.
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Ahh makes sense thanks what bowl would you recommend?
I have quite a few bowls that I use regularly but I got most of them from shishahouse in Rusholme.
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Tobacco is too expensive in the UK for some people to waste it. But I hardly ever go more than one round of coals, 1-1.5 hours is more than enough in terms of longevity but I can understand if people feel they are wasting their money by throwing away unburnt tobacco after every session.
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Its not wasted just because its still gooey on the bottom. If you got the flavor out of it who cares if its a briquet or if its moist
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Carnal is right.
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OSV is right about Carnal being right.
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oh and im definitely in the "one and done school" if i still want to smoke after the coals are done i will fix another bowl, adding a second round of coals is like using a Tea bag twice.
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