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Old March 1st, 2009, 04:55 PM
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Default Pre cutting Exoticas?

Hey i am getting two boxes of exoticas soon and was wondering if pre-cutting them so that future sessions will be as simple as putting them on the stove would be good? or will they crumble or something if they are left cut.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 04:58 PM
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i cut them to pieces right before i put them on the stove its relly not that hard.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM
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i always cut my exoticas... the dont break it def very good to cut them to avoid hassle later on. Just yesterday i cut up 5 kilos. It better to just make a big mess once lol than make a mess multiple times. I even made myself a jig where 2 exoticas fit in it and I score it with a hacksaw lol I know its a little extreme but when in a lounge i need to get as many cut as I can at once.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 05:01 PM
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we do it in a friends room though, so its much easier to not have a knife laying around his room, also if one was to be intoxicated (that one obviously not being me) , it would be quite difficult to cut some coal and break it . . . probably messy too. Id rather just have it cut out already because it avoids alot of hassle.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 05:06 PM
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An easy way to deal with exoticas is to break them in half on a table or with your shoe, put one stick on your heater and when it's about done, smack it in the middle with your tongs and it should crack in half providing two coals. They're weaker when lit
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Default Re: Pre cutting Exoticas?

when i get a new box of exoticas in i usually go ahead and score and cut the whole box. That way i dont worry about it when i am ready to smoke. Just take what i need from the box, throw em on the coil while i prepare my bowl and fill my base. Usually they are either almost done or completely done when i get everything set. Just a little tip, put a windcover over them while they are cooking on the coil and it helps to get them going quicker and better burn.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Yeah, i use a little saw and usually cut 3-4 pieces per stick. Cut the whole box once you get it, trust me nothing sucks more then ending an awesome session because a lack of coals! When you cut them there will be dust so cut them on a surface thats easy to clean!
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Default Re: Pre cutting Exoticas?

watch the mess but that always has seemed like a better plan to me - no need to make life difficult later, eh?
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Default Re: Pre cutting Exoticas?

I just scour these suckers over the sink into 1/4ths, just like in Sambookas "how to set up a hookah" video. Works great

Just make sure the knife your using has "ridges" so its easier to scour the coals.

I scour them over the sink since its an easy clean up. Just turn on the faucet and the coal dust will be gone

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Old March 1st, 2009, 06:51 PM
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I get 5 1" pieces out of a exotica stick. they work perfect.
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I usually cut my exoticas into 3 or 4 pieces a stick. Larger pieces work better for longer sessions so i just use two 1/3 sticks and keep them on the edges and no windcover until they get smaller
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sweet ill have to keep this in mind
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Old March 1st, 2009, 08:34 PM
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I have serrated tongs, so I just use them and cut my exoticas into thirds right before I heat them up. If you heat up the whole charcoal by itself, it heats up poorly. It'll be hard to break well and they often times split and fall apart.
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An easy way to deal with exoticas is to break them in half on a table or with your shoe
Why not just use coconaras?
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:43 PM
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Why not just use coconaras?
because the price of coconaras are 2x (roughly) per coal (assuming ur getting 4 from a stick)
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:59 PM
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I have to say that coconaras are much better than exoticas.....evern if they are 2x more
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:02 AM
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I have to say that coconaras are much better than exoticas.....evern if they are 2x more
lol i know, but i dont have any money.. i have a video review on coco's i love them but i really am broke atm, maybe when i get more hours at work and need coals ill re-up on cocos
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Default Re: Pre cutting Exoticas?

when i used exoticas i would cut them up, i kept the old box from one of them and just used it to store the cut ones, its faster and easier and keeps the mess at one time.

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:12 AM
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yeah im definitely doing that, expect a video review as soon as i get them in!
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