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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:35 PM
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I'm new to Hookah Pro and and to the enjoyment of smoking Hookah. Knowing certain tobaccos are wetter than others, and certain coals are hotter than others....I have trouble with getting nasty, hot ash taste as I move the coals. I am gentle with the moves, but can someone out there advise me as to the best size holes, etc? I appreciate your help. Some bowls are quite enjoyable and some are disasters. Small holes, many or few holes? Move the coals..don't move 'em? Frustrating.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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I usually use a dart.. nothing larger than a dart/toothpick. Some people I know use pins.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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yeah i use a tooshpick i foudn that the pocker that came with my tongs is wayy too big i use lots of holes personally but also what kind of coals are you using? if you do not let the coals get allll the way red no black there there is nothing that can be done to get the taste to go away besides making shure your coald are FULLy red hope this helps good luck
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: Ashing Problems

there are many ways of doing it my own way is alot of holes using a safety pin
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: Ashing Problems

I use a safety pin.

Are you just sliding coals or actually picking them up?
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:58 PM
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Not too many hookah shops in the Seattle area, so am forced to use what is available. I use 3 Kings and enjoy Pharoah Zesty Grape and Jewels Med. Grape and heat them coals red-hot and gets tasty full clouds for about 20 minutes....then, it begins to "poop-out" somewhat and I move the coals. I try to avoid moving them, if they are ashing-up, but then, the bowls goes cold. I knock the ash off gently and get better pulls. After the coal dies more....what should i do....there's still much unsmoked tobacco- Hummmmmmm
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Old May 8th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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the smaller the hole the harder it is to get ash into the bowl. Those tongs with the poker sucks. I use the poker for 1 thing and thats to get those child proof rings off my lighters.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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also there is a pretty good shop in the U district. They have a big variety of tobacco and its pretty cheap too.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 09:05 PM
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i use a pin >.>
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Old May 9th, 2009, 01:01 AM
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it hink your problem is your letting the coals go all the way out 1 coal will not last a whole bowl you have to either keep some lit in a pan or something or keep lightin them when your coal gets small try to keep as much even heat on there as you can and dont be afraid to move the coal with your tongs and dont let too much ash build up on the coal and once in awhile blow them off and flip the coal over skoot it around but keep lighting coals and find a good heat that makes the best smoke for your hookah and keep it there mine i have been using japanesse silver tabs lately and i usually have about 2 1 inch squares on there at all times using they dont have to be 1 inch squares on mine but as long as the little pieces of coald ass up to aprox 1 inch squares i get perfect smoke well as good as my rig can handle... just experiment and it it starts getting really hars... clear your vase of smoke and blow out your bowl hope it helps man sorry its soo long..
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Old May 9th, 2009, 01:03 AM
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yea bro when they get alot of ash like when you cant see the red just pick that shit up with the tongs and drop it in the tray.. thats what you have to do lol and dont make big holes
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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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honestly i never have any issue with this and i think it has to do with packing instead of holes. try a bit more space below the foil. im not sure why i dont have the issue any more but that is the only real thing i can link it to i think

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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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what kind of coals are you using?
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