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Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

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View Poll Results: What type of coals do you use?
3 Kings 35 15.28%
Coco Nara 60 26.20%
Golden Coals 13 5.68%
Exotica Naturals 41 17.90%
Exotica Easy Lite 5 2.18%
******* Hookah 75 32.75%
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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Default Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

So I recently invested in a vortex bowl, and we were running low on coals so I ordered some with it. I ordered some Exotica Easy Lite Coals, I immediately noticed that they were kind of small. So our first bowl we used two coals, but our smoke was kind of thin, so the next bowl we used a 3 kings instant lite and noticed a difference right away. It seemed like the exotica's were not providing enough heat.

So what I'm wondering is what people use for coals, more so with the vortex with anything.

I'm also putting a poll on this to see what people usually smoke.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:12 AM
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i always used three exo easy lites on my vortex
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:12 AM
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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

I use japanese "Easy-Lite" charcoal, so i just put exotica easy lite, its basically the same thing.

I use 3 of them with a makeshift,tinfoil-windcover on a vortex and take it off once it starts getting a little harsh.
Works for me.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:19 AM
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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

Im not sure if i should put this in here but, when you start a session (you have bowl packed and coals ready) do you put all your coals on your bowl at once? I use 2 CH QLs on a small phunnel and I cant get AF and SB to smoke right, it always burns.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

I gotta Vortex. I use 3 Exotica nats to start it off, then i take one off when i get it going. ta-dah.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Three kings
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Im not sure if i should put this in here but, when you start a session (you have bowl packed and coals ready) do you put all your coals on your bowl at once? I use 2 CH QLs on a small phunnel and I cant get AF and SB to smoke right, it always burns.
when i start the session i always put all my coals on that i need to start the bowl and take off and put on as needed thru-out... if you burn it ur doing it wrong... i can smoke any tobacco out of a phunnel myself...

I love exoticas... next would be coconut coals(either coco or CH), then reg circular finger coals(abu alabad), and then quicklights... i only would use miraculum QL myself... i dont care for 3K or any others.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:40 AM
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So i should try 3 easy lite's all on like opposite side?
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:42 AM
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Three kings
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:43 AM
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So i should try 3 easy lite's all on like opposite side?
yupp... make sure they are completly lit.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 02:26 AM
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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

ch coals r fine for me just put 3 on at the beginning with a wind cover till it gets heated then take cover off and you should be fine with most tobacco's with hh use 2 with wind cover and rotate!!!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 05:45 AM
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Exotica Naturals here. I've been using them since early September 2007.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 06:39 AM
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I only use natural bulk coal for my hookah. Anything less than that is just not enough for me. The is a bit more trouble involved but it's worth it.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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I use coco's and Exo's and I tried John's coals that my friend just got. They're amazing
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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In my opinion if you want to use Exotica coals use the proper natural ones as they are far superior to the easy lites.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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i use the CH nats, they are good coals and for the price/amount ratio you cannot beat it. i like that the CH coals are also extremely consistent size compared to coconaras. that being said if CH and cocos were the same price i would buy cocos because they last a bit longer or at least stay hot longer through their burn life... but you get 150% of coals in johns compared to cocos

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i use the CH nats, they are good coals and for the price/amount ratio you cannot beat it. i like that the CH coals are also extremely consistent size compared to coconaras. that being said if CH and cocos were the same price i would buy cocos because they last a bit longer or at least stay hot longer through their burn life... but you get 150% of coals in johns compared to cocos

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If only I can get CH Nats locally tho.... Last time I was in cali I scooped some up from World's smoke shop... $10 ship is killer
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:26 PM
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I love/Use Coco's I think they are perfect, I get great burn life with them even as half coals, unless I am outside. Then obviously the breeze burns them quicker. For some reason I get a headache with any QL's so I just can't use em.
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CH all the way the best Ql's there is
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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

CH Nats FTW
No need for the QL's, I use my electric stove so no issues =]
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:17 PM
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I use CH qls when i need them and CH nats and exoticas

speaking of exoticas, I got a new box recently and i noticed they were easier to break than before. I've never been able to break a finger coal before this without scoring, are they making them weaker now?
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

Stupid poll .. there is an option like "Other coals" missing.

Im smoking with Cocobricos all the time.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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If only I can get CH Nats locally tho.... Last time I was in cali I scooped some up from World's smoke shop... $10 ship is killer
well i dont mind 10 bucks shipping cause i usually order 3+ boxes of coals and a bunch of tobacco (100+ bucks) so it ends up being a steal for me

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Stupid poll .. there is an option like "Other coals" missing.

Im smoking with Cocobricos all the time.
well you europeans get all those cool stuff that we cant get over here, but after seeing the few reviews from some people over there those look like great coals

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Default Re: Coal Issue/ What coals do you smoke?

yes, they are
i tried coconaras, and they are not as good as our coals (and much more expensive)
i need to try some exoticas as soon as i can, to compare with cocobricos.

but instead, we dont have good tobacco here
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40mm three kings and exoticas.
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