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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:43 PM
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So last night me and a couple friends were having some drinks and sitting by the fire. My friend who i sold the KM to says lets bust out the hookah so we started off with a bowl of jasmine dont remember what brand but it was ok. Then we moved on to some AF strawberry which people seemed to enjoyed. But then the coals died down and we really didn't feel like going and cutting up some more so my friend takes the tongs and reaches into the fire and grabs some coals. Well it worked pretty well they died really fast but we had a pretty big supply, all in all very good night
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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:49 PM
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Um.. you're lucky you and a few friends didn't die that night.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:58 PM
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Um.. you're lucky you and a few friends didn't die that night.

Whys that? ... You do know what bulk natural coals are right?

More likely to die smoking exoticas if you ask me.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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I'm fully aware of what bulk naturals are. If you read further he mentions pulling coals out of the fire and using them as hookah coals. I'm fairly sure the coals in the fire weren't meant to be used with a hookah and he and his friends are fairly fortunate that they didn't get CO poisoning.
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Whys that? ... You do know what bulk natural coals are right?

More likely to die smoking exoticas if you ask me.
dont hate on the exoticas but it was ok we only did it for a while
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:22 PM
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I'm fully aware of what bulk naturals are. If you read further he mentions pulling coals out of the fire and using them as hookah coals. I'm fairly sure the coals in the fire weren't meant to be used with a hookah and he and his friends are fairly fortunate that they didn't get CO poisoning.
your mixing up the pre made BBQ coals.

once wood turns into a glowing ember there is very little coming off of it.

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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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I did that last time I went camping and it was pretty good.
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your mixing up the pre made BBQ coals.

once wood turns into a glowing ember there is very little coming off of it.

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I don't believe he was referring to wood when he said coals but perhaps. I guess the point I'm making is be very careful when not using coals specially made for hookah smoking.
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It's probably better than anything you buy. You can't get any more natural than that. Just make sure it is a glowing ember,like you would with hookah coals.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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I don't believe he was referring to wood when he said coals but perhaps. I guess the point I'm making is be very careful when not using coals specially made for hookah smoking.
he said they just picked up coals out of the fire, the wood becomes coals when you burn a fire.

yes it is important to be careful but the things to not use are the reconstituted coals that are not specifically made for hookah, natural BBQ coals that are just pure charcoal are fine and that is basically what you have in a fire

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Default Re: Bonfire and hookah

yeah i was talking about wood from the fire it was fun time that i wanted to share with everyone and it was a new flavor for me with the jasmine not something that i would really get on my own but it didn't suck
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Well that being said.. how did the wood affect the flavor?
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Well that being said.. how did the wood affect the flavor?
you know i was thinking since it was in fire and not just heated up like i would with the wood coals i have that there might be some added flavor but it was a really clean taste it was af which was pretty strong in flavor but like i said they go out fast but we had a lot
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:02 PM
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I don't know anyone that uses those quick-light BBQ coals for bonfires. I would always use the embers from the bonfire as hookah coals and aside from dying out quickly, they would always work really well.
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ya all the stuff that would give a flavor has off gassed by the time the coal is burning.
charcoal is wood that was heated up in no-low oxygen to get the volatile things in it to off gas leaving basically carbon give or take, once the charcoal lights up all the way you have pure carbon for all intensive purposes

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The problem here is word use. When you burn wood it does not become coal or charcoal. It turns into embers.

Embers are not coal and coal is not charcoal.

Technically to make wood into coal you need to slowly cook it without the presence of oxygen. If you just light it on fire wood becomes embers. Embers are perfectly fine for smoking hookah but have a very short life. They are not very dense and burn away quickly ashing a lot.

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you can use bbq coals, the poisonous emitions are in the black coating, so ounce its all gone your good. but i wouldnt reccomend it.
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you can use bbq coals, the poisonous emitions are in the black coating, so ounce its all gone your good. but i wouldnt reccomend it.
briquettes and real charcoal are 2 totally different beasts, i would never think of using briquettes on a hookah, real charcoal with out a second thought

kalutika you are correct but once charcoal has lit up they are basically embers, the charcoals maybe a bit less burning through out but pretty close
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I'm fairly sure the coals in the fire weren't meant to be used with a hookah
What do you think people used before Exoticas and QL's were invented?

They used glowing chunks of wood.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 11:27 PM
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you can use bbq coals, the poisonous emitions are in the black coating, so ounce its all gone your good. but i wouldnt reccomend it.

No. Very no. Unless it is made for hookah or chemical free natural hardwood it's just a bad idea. I know you said it was not something you would suggest but I just want it to be clear that it is dangerous to smoke with coals designed for BBQ other than pure, natural and clean hardwood charcoal.
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What do you think people used before Exoticas and QL's were invented?

They used glowing chunks of wood.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 11:32 PM
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ok this was a thread just to share my fun, u guys are ruining my fun
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Old May 8th, 2009, 11:42 PM
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ok this was a thread just to share my fun, u guys are ruining my fun
We are supporting you. I have done exactly this and think it's a great idea when running low on coals. some of my best sessions have been under the stars around a bonfire.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 11:45 PM
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Me and my friend used bbq coals indoors untill we read" the carbon monoxide in these coals will kill you" on the side of the bag.
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We are supporting you. I have done exactly this and think it's a great idea when running low on coals. some of my best sessions have been under the stars around a bonfire.
thats more like it, smoking inside is fun but under the stars by the fire with some good hookah going is tops
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