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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:12 PM
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Hey I am a little new to this hookah game and not sure what everyone is talking about when they reacclimate there shisha.

Thought I should figure it out since I have some tangiers on its way. and apperently it needs special care and such.

Let me know Thanks guys
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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basically pinch out a bowl or two and let it sit out in open air for a few hours before you smoke
never tried tangiers but thats what ive gathered
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:34 PM
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If you read that long piece of paper that is coming with your tangiers, you will notice that it basically tells you to air out your tobacco.

the stuff is packed in southern california in a very humid area, which means if you are from a humid area as well, you will need less time to let it air out. if you are up north, you may need to dry it out more...

make sure to stir your tobacco every hour its sitting out, for the stuff on top will dry out quicker than the stuff on the bottom.

this should ONLY be done on the regular tangiers line...if you do it to other tobacco, it will dry out all the flavor.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:36 PM
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the stuff is packed in southern california in a very humid area, which means if you are from a humid area as well, you will need less time to let it air out. if you are up north, you may need to dry it out more...
dont you mean if your from a humid area youd need to leave it out longer?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:41 PM
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dont you mean if your from a humid area youd need to leave it out longer?
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What you are trying to do is let the tobacco "acclimate" to the humidity in your area. If your area is similar to socal then you will need less time. Up here in MA it takes more time because there is more of a difference.

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i believe acclimating it means getting it to the right consistency based on your atmospheric conditions, so yes, if you are in a humid area, then you air it out less
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oh pshhh my bad
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Hey I am a little new to this hookah game and not sure what everyone is talking about when they reacclimate there shisha.

Thought I should figure it out since I have some tangiers on its way. and apperently it needs special care and such.

Let me know Thanks guys
Yeah put it in the canister you are going to store it in and acclimate it (let it sit out) till it smells like the flavor and you don't smell soy sauce

if you want the process to go faster than you can put it on tin foil and stir it every hour till it smells right
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How long should I open the product up to the air before using it?
Ideally, you should allow at least four hours. You can do it with less, but the tobacco can suffer “humidity shock” which isn’t dangerous, but can affect the quality of the smoking experience.

What is “humidity shock” and what causes it?
Some manufacturers “wash” their tobacco to remove nicotine from it. Tangiers doesn’t “wash” its tobacco. Products that contain nicotine are sensitive to the effects of the humidity in the air. The tobacco will absorb moisture from the air slowly until it becomes “comfortable” (equilibrium is the chemistry word). If the humidity in the air is different than what the tobacco become comfortable with, then the tobacco will try to get comfortable again. If the weather changes or you open a package of tobacco up for the first time, this change may occur. During this period of change, if you try to smoke it during this period, you may find that it:
A) “burns the throat” or makes it feel tickly. This happens when the tobacco is comfortable with drier air than the air is when it is smoked.
B) Flavor dies out very quickly or seems weak or varies greatly during smoking. This happens when the tobacco is comfortable with more humid air than when it is smoked.
Remember, allow newly opened tobacco 4 hours or so to get comfortable with the surrounding air.
When you isolate your tobacco from the surrounding air, it protects it from strange or foreign odors, but it also prevents the tobacco from getting comfortable with the humidity in the air.
If your tobacco always seems to be off one way or the other, just leave it slightly open. So air can get at it.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 03:56 PM
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This doesn't need to be done with anything but Tangiers because of the type of tobacco that is used to make it. It's a very dark, heavy, black style tobacco. The fact that it is unwashed and contains the amount of nicotine it does also plays a major role.

if you leave tobacco out that has glycerin in it, your tobacco will not dry out very fast at all, as glycerin absorbs moisture from the air - if it does dry out you can just a tiny bit of water, because that's all it's lost.
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This doesn't need to be done with anything but Tangiers because of the type of tobacco that is used to make it. It's a very dark, heavy, black style tobacco. The fact that it is unwashed and contains the amount of nicotine it does also plays a major role.
Actually, it's just particular to Tangiers. Other brands use dark, unwashed tobacco (Salloum, Afzal, Baja) and don't need to be acclimated.

Tangiers is just touchy.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 08:59 PM
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some argue it needs to be done on other tobaccos, and some confuse airing out of tobacco that doesnt smell right (the like bad grape af) as acclimating which it is not.

acclimating is just a game, there have been plenty of times i get tangiers and it smokes basically fine if not perfect out of the pack where as i have had it where it never gets right and due to trying to hard it gets fubared

when you get you tangiers, you will probably be able to smell the flavor through the bag or at least the inner bag (keep this around) and basically only the flavor. when you open it up it may smell like smoke/soy sauce, and then that means you need to acclimate it. store it in a flat low zip lock container (or the like) and to acclimate just mix it up and let it sit there in the container. when smoked it should taste fine, smell fine and not have much harshness to it (it will have a tickle that you wont be used to but it should be an insane tickle)

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i wouldn't put it into a ziplock. the plastic is porous and will absorb flavor. use hard plastic, its less far less porous.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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This thread has been very educational guys thanks alot.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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i wouldn't put it into a ziplock. the plastic is porous and will absorb flavor. use hard plastic, its less far less porous.
well the standard has been to use the flat ziplock containers, IIRC it is even what eric suggests
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