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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:56 AM
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Default Harsh Smoke

So, I've been noticing lately,
that whenever I smoke with some friends, I smoke, and pass, whatever.
Well,
sometimes when I hand it over to my friends that come over, I hand it to them, they puff, and start coughing BAD!
"It's harsh man!"
"What?! I was just smoking it!"
.....yeah
Seems like, I'm able to smoke harsh smoke now. Not too harsh, but I can't feel what others can now. I don't know why.
Is this a bad thing? Does it come with experience? Should I be worried?
Let me know what you think!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:03 AM
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It really just sounds like you may be overheating your bowl or letting your shisha burn. Are you placing your coals on the outer edges and keeping the tobacco a decent distance away from the foil? Knowing how to pack the perfect bowl(s) does come with experience, so just keep at it until you notice a full rotation of friends smoking with no real difference in taste. Mess around with wind covers if you think it's not hitting hard enough.


Before i knew how to properly prepare my bowls i'd just suck it up and think harsh smoke was part of the process, once you have a successful no cough session, where you only pack a new bowl because no flavor is left you will be pumped!!! Best way to check you are doing it right is when you remove your foil after a good hour (varies) and nothing is hanging off of the foil but the shisha is still baked black!

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:07 AM
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Well,
the problem isn't how I pack it, I mean, thanks for the advice, I always pack it light, put coals on the edges, never let it touch the foil, all that jazz.
but that's not my problem.
What I'm asking about is,
i CAN smoke harsh smoke, it's NOT HARSH for me. But for my friends it is...
all I'm asking is,
is that bad that I can smoke harsh smoke and my friends can't?
I can't tell the difference anymore, that's what I'm saying!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:08 AM
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It may be over packing the bowl... although do ur friends smoke as much as you? lol I have seen people come into the lounge here and bring their friends who are real newbs and the cough and hack because the "smoke it wrong" lol i have no idea
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:09 AM
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same here i just tell them to man up, i mean its just heating up really fast cause of all the people smoking so the coals need more tending to
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:12 AM
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Harsh smoke is harsh for anybody, even experienced smokers. Perhaps your friends are doing it wrong, like taking a hit then breathing fresh air on top of it. Trying to swallow the smoke will make you cough, too.

If the bowl's packed right and the shisha doesn't burn, there's no reason for the smoke to be harsh. Perhaps your friends are just lightweights
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:16 AM
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well no, my friends aren't noobs
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:19 AM
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Harsh smoke is harsh for anybody, even experienced smokers. Perhaps your friends are doing it wrong, like taking a hit then breathing fresh air on top of it. Trying to swallow the smoke will make you cough, too.

If the bowl's packed right and the shisha doesn't burn, there's no reason for the smoke to be harsh. Perhaps your friends are just lightweights
I didnt know that swallowing the smoke will make you cough. Thanks!
I guess they are just lightweights.....those weiners....
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
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if you every smoke starbuzz you never get harsh smoke form that.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
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i have the same thing with one of my friends. i think he just can't handle the light tickle or the amount of smoke coming through, who knows. i'd get done purging the hookah and take a few puffs to make sure it's good, and it's fine. but when i give it back, he coughs up a lung. i tell him he's an idiot......idk what it is lol

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:22 AM
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they may not be regular smokers.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
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Well I dont want to call your friends noobs, but sometimes inexperienced people do smoke in a wrong way. Hookah isnt like a cig or cigar, you have to breath deap at a moderate pace and then just blow out slowly or it burns like a bitch (that is if you inhale). That or you have gotten used to a harsh hookah and your friends havent? Bring in another experienced hookah smoker and see if they cough too.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:26 AM
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Oooh Yeah, i know people how smoke hookah like a cigarette. That may be the problem, small chain hits make me mad!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:33 AM
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My roommate smokes it like it's a cigarette. I'm like..."What're you doing?"
But yeah, I guess I'll bring in someone else, maybe my girlfriend, to smoke with us and see how it goes.
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yeah, you'd know if its harsh - they've got something going on if they cant handle it. tell them to drink while they smoke, and not to smoke it like a cigarrette or unmentionable substance. A lot of people honestly do smoke it wrong, they smoke too hard and too fast. Its supposed to be slow and relaxed!
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smoking it like a cig could give them a funny taste or tickle in their throat or harshness since that tends to only clean out the smoke in the base and not fresh smoke. You might even be underpacking certain tobacco. Then there is heat management. You being used to smoking can give you a certain tolerance for harshness too. I know I like my mint to burn a little bit more than it should, and sometimes that feels harsh to others.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:04 AM
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smoking it like a cig could give them a funny taste or tickle in their throat or harshness since that tends to only clean out the smoke in the base and not fresh smoke. You might even be underpacking certain tobacco. Then there is heat management. You being used to smoking can give you a certain tolerance for harshness too. I know I like my mint to burn a little bit more than it should, and sometimes that feels harsh to others.
Sweet! Well thanks a lot for the advice!
what were you saying about smoking it a certain way that cleans out the smoke?
Can you elaborate on that a little more?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:51 AM
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ya that happens to me too with my friends that dont smoke hookah really or dont smoke much, usually its like just touching the start of harsh to me but my friends cannot take it at all.

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:37 AM
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I am having the same problem. Whenever I pass the hose, they start compalining about how harsh it is. I guess it is their problem, not mine.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:29 PM
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I am having the same problem. Whenever I pass the hose, they start compalining about how harsh it is. I guess it is their problem, not mine.
Well then I guess I'm glad I'm not the only one!
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Well, i dunno about the "noob" part. Because i smoke JUST as much as Migas.. and he'll be smoking away and then he'll hand it to me and i'll cough up half my insides. I dunno!! I mean, he just wont notice that it's gotten harsh..

i told him that his lungs are crap now. lol. and no worries, as soon as we ( and by we, i mean other people besides him) see that it gets harsh we get rid of it asap.

so yeah. :\
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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Well, i dunno about the "noob" part. Because i smoke JUST as much as Migas.. and he'll be smoking away and then he'll hand it to me and i'll cough up half my insides. I dunno!! I mean, he just wont notice that it's gotten harsh..

i told him that his lungs are crap now. lol. and no worries, as soon as we ( and by we, i mean other people besides him) see that it gets harsh we get rid of it asap.

so yeah. :\
Yeah, thanks a lot for telling me my lungs are crap now!
You make me feel oh-so-wonderful!
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