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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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As most of you know I have been trying as much shisha as I can and always experimenting with packing/bowls/hole patterns ect.
Nakhla has been my go to brand for about a month or so. I still like other brands but I like that Nakhla is more natural imo. No bright dyes for example.
Eric, the owner of Tangiers, who has a passion for making his product and has probably imo the most natural process of making his tobacco will even say that nakhla is a really good brand of tobacco.
Anyways, what I have been doing is using the Tangiers process of placing Nakhla tobacco into a flat shallow tupperware and breaking all of it aprat. When I was less experienced I would barley open the bag, take a pinch and spread it into the bowl. What I have found is that if you take all of it and spread it you will get an even distribution of the wet and dry portions. not only that you'll see that the cut of Nakhla is long strips whereas I used to think is was clumped chunks.
In addition, packing it in a phunnel in the same manner as Tangiers and using tons of holes as I demonstrated in a youtube video (how to pack Nakhla Tangiers style) it gets the most smoke.
Today I chose Strawberry (against Dunk's suggestions) and it's smoking great. The flavor is much better than I remember in the past about Strawberry.
the point of all this is to really take your time and try new methods with the same products you've always smoked and see if you can get better results.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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"upnapcking" I'm not sure what that means. LOL
Yep I smoked Nakhla Strawberry a long while back, and I didn't care for it much. Most Strawberry flavors are blah IMO.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

interesting, i usually keep my nakhla sealed airtight in a bag in fear of it drying out more than it already is.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

Ive noticed that too.

After I open some new Nakhla I store it in a flat tupperware and smoke it later in the week and it seems to smoke better than if I just opened it and packed a bowl right away.

Thanks I'll try to experiment with Nakhla and other brands with different packing methods.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Im packing Nakhla in a small funnel like in an egyptian bowl, fluffy and a little below the rim, and it smoking great. Maybe i should try packing it like Tangiers Lucid and see if theres a different.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 07:02 PM
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I'm gonna try this with half of my 250 colin in and I'll do the other half the other way and I'll shoot a video comparison
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Old February 28th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

this one that I opened was half noraml dry like Nakhla is but the rest, at the bottom, was pretty wet for nakhla. you guys just reminded me i need to close the lid on it as it's been open since I made this thread.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

ya what i do to save space in my tobacco cabinet is keep it in the original box but put the tobacco into a small ziplock bag and kneed it up to mix it and break it up, it seems to pull the tobacco apart for the most part and mix the dry/wet up. (i double bag it though in the box to make sure it doesnt leak or let the flavor out)

i noticed when you give it a good mix it is better than just pulling it off the block as well... but i still pack it like other tobaccos

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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

I haven't really gotten to the tupperware stage. Most everything is in 50g boxes and still doesn't last that long. What I find with Nakhla is that after you open the first bag there is a plastic wrap around the brick. So what I tend to do is pull out the plastic wrap and open it up in my hand then break up the brick and mix it around. Then I can pretty well repack it when I am done and put it back in the other bag and then in the box and then in a sandwich bag and there might be some foil involved. Ok not as easy but I haven't gotten around to getting tupperware for the flavors I like yet cause I haven't gotten them narrowed to a manageable level yet. LOL
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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

ill have to give that a try and see if i notice a change. when i get an order of some new stuff ill test it out
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I need to get myself some good wide bottomed containers that aren't going to cost me an arm and a leg. The plastic containers that chinese food can come in sometimes seems perfect but I have no idea where to get them fresh and clean.

John, what are you using?
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I need to get myself some good wide bottomed containers that aren't going to cost me an arm and a leg. The plastic containers that chinese food can come in sometimes seems perfect but I have no idea where to get them fresh and clean.

John, what are you using?
dollar store my friend. the dollar store. that's where i got all my containers. and it's awesome.
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Lucky me my mom's the owner of an asian restaurant so I got all the containers I want XP

http://greenpapaya.weebly.com/about-us.html
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Default Re: upnapcking and packing nakhla

i just keep nakhla in a ziplock. i know i should go out and buy some containers though.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 02:29 AM
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Lucky me my mom's the owner of an asian restaurant so I got all the containers I want XP

http://greenpapaya.weebly.com/about-us.html
You are lucky. I would weigh far more than I do in the same situation. Where is the restaurant?

I like the avatar by the way. An art pic or just a series I don't recognize?
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experimentation is the best way to find new and better things
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You are lucky. I would weigh far more than I do in the same situation. Where is the restaurant?

I like the avatar by the way. An art pic or just a series I don't recognize?
It's just a random avatar from
http://avatars.animeserve.com/v/Cowboy-Bebop/?g2_page=5

Love the Cowboy Bebop series =]

Also off topic the new season of Full Metal Alchemist is starting this month

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dollar store my friend. the dollar store. that's where i got all my containers. and it's awesome.
i just got back from TX and dollar store is there,(glad to be home) but kataluka was asking what i use and i just got the ziplock brand containers but the flatter the better, i got them from albertsons for those of of you who dont' have a dollar store.....not bagging on dollar store or TX but i have to say it again, glad to be home.
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.....not bagging on dollar store or TX but i have to say it again, glad to be home.
Haha you have to be careful from the negativity police patrolling these forums!

Welcome back btw!
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