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Old March 23rd, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Default royal oak natural charcoal?

alright, so i should know this by now.
we all know that bbq charcoal will kill you if you use it to smoke hookah.
but what about this stuff?



there's a carbon monoxide warning on the top of the bag, but you know; if you've seen the thread about exoticas vs. coconaras, exoticas give off a lot of CO when lighting.
plus there's natural orangewood and lemonwood charcoal that is safe for use as hookah charcoal. anyone know specifically?

the only reason i'm asking is that i want to know if it's safe.
even if it is safe, i'm not gonna try it.

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Old March 23rd, 2009, 06:31 PM
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no. hookah coals are made specifically for hookah - even if it was "safe" by any stretch, it would be terrible for heat management etc...
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 06:51 PM
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yea, the coals most likely contain imperfections, much worse than exoticas old coals. Not to mention the fact that the density of each coal will greatly vary causing uneven heat distribution. I would only try those coals if i were on a treeless, lifeless island and i randomly had 50g of Starbuzz on me and a hookah with a large phunnel and a scalli mod.

edit: and battery powered hotplate to light them
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no. hookah coals are made specifically for hookah - even if it was "safe" by any stretch, it would be terrible for heat management etc...
but bulk wood coals.. isnt that what his bag is...
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:43 PM
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but bulk wood coals.. isnt that what his bag is...
Looks like a huge bag of BBQ coals to me, I wouldn't use em for anything but grilling
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but bulk wood coals.. isnt that what his bag is...
these are sold at wal-mart, and home depot.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:49 PM
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If they are 100% natural and no chemicals are added, they should be safe. In the middel east, we don't have coals that are produced only for hookah. We use BBQ coals that are natural and have no chemicals.

I think I am going to the Wal-Mart today and I'll pick up some of those coals.
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If they are 100% natural and no chemicals are added, they should be safe. In the middel east, we don't have coals that are produced only for hookah. We use BBQ coals that are natural and have no chemicals.

I think I am going to the Wal-Mart today and I'll pick up some of those coals.
yes, please try them out for us, this could be a nice thing to know if you run out of coals and you do not know of any shisha shops nearby.
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I've pulled coals directly out of the campfire and used 'em. All natural wood charcoal with no additives should be just fine.

Although mesquite charcoal might make things taste funny.
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well the bag says no chemicals added, 100% natural wood, and quick starting.
but they probably don't put off constant heat and they probably are a nightmare to ash.

i think it's like 5 bucks for 10llbs (~4.5 kilos) of this stuff. so if it's decent, we could all save some dough.
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i still say lemon wood would be better bulk nats
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I seen some similar stuff at home depot and was tempted to try it because of the price but was scared off because of the amount of ash
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it seems dangerous and i think i would not use those because you so not know for sure if tey will not harm you and that would be a terrible way to die
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i tried it once with kingsford stuff... ya no thanks lol it may work for you but it never did for me(major headache taste like shit)... ill stick with the stuff that says for hookah.
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i tried it once with kingsford stuff... ya no thanks lol it may work for you but it never did for me(major headache taste like shit)... ill stick with the stuff that says for hookah.
awwww come on! that can kill you man!
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awwww come on! that can kill you man!
lol i now know it can kill me lol... it was wayyyy long ago lol.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 06:40 AM
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Natural hardwood bulk coal is all i use and everything people in the middle east use. I'd give those a try
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Not too bad considering the price, burned up pretty fast they seemed to me, but they were flavorless and I did get some good clouds going with them. Coconara sized chunks seemed to only last maybe 5 minutes then had to go get some more going. All in all I am going to use the rest of my 10 pound bag and thinks its worth the bit of extra effort lol.
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keep it for bbq, use nats. i perfer cocos.
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