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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:52 AM
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Im in the market for some new coal that can be used indoors, need to be able to get them from uk a site, been looking at these.

http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/golden-f...rd-p-1277.html

What are your thoughts? any suggestions?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 10:19 AM
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do you have a stove available or are you looking for instant light?
silver flint coals dont light instantly like they suggest they do.
but theyre decent in my opinion.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Three Kings. Box of 100 for 15 bucks.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Three Kings. Box of 100 for 15 bucks.
he said they have to be available in the UK
meaning he probably lives in the UK
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Old May 1st, 2009, 10:30 AM
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would i be able to use a pan and a hotplate to light them?
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i hard bad things happen when you use a hot plate.
and i doubt a pan would work
coil burner/open flame is probably your best bet
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3 Kings at local middle eastern grocery for only $8.99 =]
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i hard bad things happen when you use a hot plate.
and i doubt a pan would work
coil burner/open flame is probably your best bet
open flame. quick lights...
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open flame. quick lights...
the coals he pointed out arent quicklights
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:09 AM
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well here is the selction from the website http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/shisha-charcoal-c-69.html

Any suggestions?

Looking for something with minimal smell.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:10 AM
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I personally would try to find some Exotica coals or some type of natural coals as they don't give off any CO2 smoke and don't effect the taste of the shisha...I always have quicklights on hand...but use them only when necessary, such as outdoors.

--Eric--
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it depends on what your heating options are.
and yoour budget.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:13 AM
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No budget, got lighters, no open fire, but willing to purchase a tool that i could use to light them

Oh yeah, and Al Fakher is great shiesha, got some lemon with mint and apple
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the coals he pointed out arent quicklights
i realize that. i was saying get some. therefore eliminating your hot plate/coil burner/pan lighting system.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:54 PM
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I personally would try to find some Exotica coals or some type of natural coals as they don't give off any CO2 smoke and don't effect the taste of the shisha...I always have quicklights on hand...but use them only when necessary, such as outdoors.

--Eric--
i beg to differ, when i light exotica coals inside the CO detector reaches levels of 111ppm-121ppm.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Exotica coals or some type of natural coals as they don't give off any CO2

All coals you burn will produce CO2, no matter what...

Sorry out of the brands you sent with the link, I can't really give a suggestion on what is better cause they are all names I don't know. I personally would try to find another site that offers 3 kings coals. Since you are lighting inside you won't want a natural coal cause it will take too long and actually put out more of a smell than a quick light, especially a 3kings. Don't worry about what to use to light them as you will only need to get it started for about 15-20 seconds with a lighter, then set it on you ask tray to finish lighting.

On a side note where the hell are all the peeps from UK that used to frequent this place Wait it out, your bound to have one of them come in here to tell you where to buy. Good luck!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 08:13 AM
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Hey dude, I bought the same brand coals from the same site although they werent the silver coated blocks they were the quick lite discs. Unfortunately they werent that great. I found that every time I lit a disc it would either explode or break. Last night I put one on and it split in half not vertically but horizontally resulting in two very thin discs. They dont produce loads of heat either. I would suggest the best to be the Coconara Natural Coals. They are currently out of stock at http://www.hookahroyal.com/index.html but the moment they are back in get them. the last for ages, dont burn the tobacco and give no extra taste. I use an electric heater to heat it but can also be done on a fire stove so any cooker will do jst takes a little longer on the fire one.
Let me know if you find any you like as im in UK too and tired of the standard swiftlites.

Oh and if you dont have any cooker to heat it on my best suggestion would be to get a proffesional chefs torch which is used to caramelize deserts etc ie http://www.amazon.co.uk/eddingtons-c.../dp/B0018SC8YY if you live in UK then you can get one from TK max for 10 will heat up any coals nicely

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Old May 3rd, 2009, 01:39 PM
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i honestly wouldn't buy coals from that website...every single brand/type looks shitty. find another UK shop online that sells coconut coals (CH, AF, CN) or exoticas if you can get them out there.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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The disc type golden flash from that site give me evil headaches. I got some of the Abo Alabed that he also sells, but from somewhere else, and they're much better. Don't take very long at all to light on the cooker, you can use a camping stove or similar, and no headaches. They make tons of ash though.

I'm going to try Tom Cocochas next, I hear good things about them. They're apparently made by the same manufacturers as CocoNaras, much cheaper though.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 06:41 PM
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have u checked out hookahroyal
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Old May 9th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Hookahroayl have jst stocked up on Coconaras ie received them 30minutes ago, and will be posting them online later they also are the only UK distributor of the Tangier Phunnel bowl (getting my today) so i would highly advise the cocnara
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Old May 9th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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i advice coco nara's, really good coals
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Old May 9th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Natural coals are the best but are a headache because you have to break them up everytime, they take ages to light up and the fact they can roll around on the bowl. Im not too sure how good quick lights are but because there not natural i wouldn't reccommend them.

Coco Nara's are the best in the UK, there natural, square so dont roll about, the only problem is that there not exactly cheap and take ages to light up. You can get them from HookahRoyal.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Hey dude, I bought the same brand coals from the same site although they werent the silver coated blocks they were the quick lite discs. Unfortunately they werent that great. I found that every time I lit a disc it would either explode or break. Last night I put one on and it split in half not vertically but horizontally resulting in two very thin discs. They dont produce loads of heat either. I would suggest the best to be the Coconara Natural Coals. They are currently out of stock at http://www.hookahroyal.com/index.html but the moment they are back in get them. the last for ages, dont burn the tobacco and give no extra taste. I use an electric heater to heat it but can also be done on a fire stove so any cooker will do jst takes a little longer on the fire one.
Let me know if you find any you like as im in UK too and tired of the standard swiftlites.

Oh and if you dont have any cooker to heat it on my best suggestion would be to get a proffesional chefs torch which is used to caramelize deserts etc ie http://www.amazon.co.uk/eddingtons-c.../dp/B0018SC8YY if you live in UK then you can get one from TK max for 10 will heat up any coals nicely
Cheers for the advice, and everyone else. Ordered 96 coals and going to have a look in town for a kitchen blowtorch, hopefully they should arrive at the same time as my KM
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never light your coals inside. always smells.
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