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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:47 PM
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So I've been waiting on my hookah to come in and it finally got here today. Its a mya acrylic with a small tangiers funnel. I'm using some ******* natural coals (thanks to john for the quick shipping) and al fakher.

I smoked my first bowl tonight, I filled half the bowl with cafe latte, foiled over it, and put 2 coals on it and a little dome of foil over them as a cheap wind shield. I wound up getting probably a solid hour and 15 minutes of good smoke, and another 15 minutes of decent smoke as long as I took longer hits. Is that about how long I should get from the coals? Whats a fully loaded small bowl get you? 3 hours of smoke with a coal change in the middle?
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
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I usually smoke my bowls for just over an hour. ^_^
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:32 PM
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congratulations, glad you enjoyed it! sounds like you got plenty of time out of the bowl, but you may want to change coals more often - 1.5 hours is pretty long per coal. Don't be afraid to move and change coals the minute smoke starts to thin out.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:39 PM
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Based on my experience, CH coals will last for 1 hour maximum. This is amazing IMO because usually I don't smoke for more than an hour.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:59 PM
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coconara/CH coals run about 1hr...and i squeeze out another 15 minutes will the windcover >.>
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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Sounds good to me. That's around what I get. Make sure to pick up an actual wind cover as it will save on foil use. This is why I love this community. I am very happy that you did not get the horrible bowl that many people seem to start off their career as a hookah owner.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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sounds good! I'm gonna have to try to fill my small tangiers half way when we don't want a full bowl.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:16 AM
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sounds good! I'm gonna have to try to fill my small tangiers half way when we don't want a full bowl.
Just try to fluff the tobacco more or make/buy a scalli mod. A half packed small funnel will still smoke well but a bowl should be properly packed every time to get the best smoke. I just got myself a vortex to compliment my small funnel and it's a great addition to the collection.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:45 AM
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I dont use that many coals so I change coals about twice. That usually lasts me 1.5 hours. I have never had a bowl last me 3 hours. wow.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:55 AM
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romman tobacco, although i know it's not a favorite here, always lasts me 2+hours, even with a shitty bowl. in a phunnel i can almost always pull 3 hours out of it as long as it hasn't dried up at all.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:12 AM
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It's not unheard of. small funnel and the right tobacco netted me a four hour session once. Just wanted to see how long it could go lol.
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Interesting. Maybe I should invest in a Phunnel Bowl.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:31 AM
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Interesting. Maybe I should invest in a Phunnel Bowl.
It loses it's charm. Not the funnel, the four hour session. It stops being fun eventually and most tobacco can't survive that long with flavor. Funnels are good. So are vortex bowls. Same idea. Less waste but less capacity. It's your choice.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:56 AM
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It loses it's charm. Not the funnel, the four hour session. It stops being fun eventually and most tobacco can't survive that long with flavor. Funnels are good. So are vortex bowls. Same idea. Less waste but less capacity. It's your choice.
Wait, so what exactly is the attraction?
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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Wait, so what exactly is the attraction?
Party smoking, longevity of flavor, cleanliness of your downstem... there are a lot of advantages but most of them are not monumental. I am just saying that after 3+ hours of smoking there is a good chance you will get bored of the flavor you have packed.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Glad to hear I didn't do too badly then! Fwiw when I said half packed the bowl I meant I filled half the circle fully, not halfway up the bowl. I don't know which is better in practice but this way worked for me...

Any suggestions for where I could get a new vase grommet for the mya acrylic cheap? Mine didn't come with one in the box and I'm all stocked up on coal and tobacco so I hate to pay much shipping.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:07 PM
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oh wow. that is sweet. first time owner (i think) and he got a great session. man thats good to hear
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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Glad to hear I didn't do too badly then! Fwiw when I said half packed the bowl I meant I filled half the circle fully, not halfway up the bowl. I don't know which is better in practice but this way worked for me...

Any suggestions for where I could get a new vase grommet for the mya acrylic cheap? Mine didn't come with one in the box and I'm all stocked up on coal and tobacco so I hate to pay much shipping.
Where did you order it from? All grommets should be included so if you contact customer service they will probably send one out for you.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:21 PM
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Some ebay seller that's slow as hell, wish I would have seen the promo at HS!
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Some ebay seller that's slow as hell, wish I would have seen the promo at HS!
contact them and they should send you one
or any smoke shop will probably have one that fits
bring your hookah along and ask them if they have a grommet that fits
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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^yep, if you make friends at a hookah/smoke shop, it pays for sure. Most local places will hook you up just to get your regular business.

My local guys do everything they can to make patrons feel special.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Bowl for me usually lasts about an hr. just like bradedup said
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I smoked my Tangiers Phunnel last night with AF in it, and it lasted for about 1 1/2 hours. We were satisfied with the results.
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