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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Unhappy Hookah problems... My first hookah...

I have a 10" hookah and it is my first one but everytime i use it, it leaves a nasty metalic taste in my mouth for about 2 or more hours. I use Strawberry Nakhla tabacco and CoCo Nara charcole.

Is it that im using the wrong charcole or tabacco? Or my hookah is bad or too small?

Any advice is very welcome.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

sounds more like you may have a poor quality hose.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

Welcome to the forums.

If are are getting any type of metallic taste there only two reasons come to mind.
One, you are washing out a non-washable hose after you use it. (very bad)
Two, you have a common chamber hookah that has rusted inside. (worse)

Either way, if you have a 10" hookah and TBH I have never even seen one that small. I would seriously think about buying a new hookah and invest into something good this time. Take a look at some of the sites on here and this post below should help. Read it well my friend.

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11029
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

Ok, thanks.
I know nothing about hookah's, i brought mine in Marocco after trying one in a club.
is it better to buy a new hookah of the internet? Because im guessing it will be better quality all round?
One more thing lol. is there any difference between a small and a large hookah?
Thankyou again.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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sounds more like you may have a poor quality hose.
Ok, thanks.
I know nothing about hookah's, i brought mine in Marocco after trying one in a club.
is it better to buy a new hookah of the internet? Because im guessing it will be better quality all round?
One more thing lol. is there any difference between a small and a large hookah?
Thankyou again.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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since you have joined this forum you will learn a ton of wealthy info about hookahs, read up and ask around, you'll be doing great within a short time, welcome to HP.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

get bigger clouds with bigger hookahs, and they generally look alot nicer
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

Some small hookahs are just fine... I have never owned one but everyone swears by the MYA QT. I think a good size hookah should be about 21"-32". Anything bigger is a hassle to most people since tipping is easier. Read that post Photolinger made that I linked earlier... You will learn a lot just from that. I know it's long but stick it out and you should have 75% of your questions answered.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

Its not that it will necessarily be better, you can find crappy hookahs online, but there is a larger variety and they are generally cheaper than what you could find in a smoke shop. For the most part a larger and smaller hookah smoke almost identically but to a point. A larger hookah has a longer shaft which can help the the smoke cool a bit because it has a longer distance to travel giving it more time to cool. Another thing is that larger hookah generally have a wider diameter shaft and downstem giving you less resistance on the inhale and a better smoking experience. In my opinion for a first hookah I would look for something around 14-20 inches, MYA SARAY has some really nice smaller hookahs that are well made and smoke quite nicely. On here I would say most own hookahs from 27-36 inches tall. Really anything over three feet, (38,41, 42 and above) as nice as they look, border on impractical in terms of cleaning, maintaining and storing.
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

just look around here as to what hookah to get. the main brands your going to see are KM, MZ, Mya and then the general Syrian and Egyptian.

there are a lot of threads on size of hookahs but in general the only difference i have found is that larger hookahs produce a bit smoother smoke and a larger base can produce a touch better smoke and less choppy feel when you inhale (honestly not a big deal in the long run). my go to hookah is my 18 inch mya mini acrylic i got on ebay for 25 usd shipped.

seeing that your in the UK your going to need to talk to the european members to get a better direction on where to buy from, i think DMCweb even has his own online store now but idk if he sells rigs or just tobacco and coals but if he doesnt he will be able to direct you

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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

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Ok, thanks.
I know nothing about hookah's, i brought mine in Marocco after trying one in a club.
is it better to buy a new hookah of the internet? Because im guessing it will be better quality all round?
One more thing lol. is there any difference between a small and a large hookah?
Thankyou again.
The only quality hookahs you can trust is probably brand names online otherwise u might get some chinese crap like a lot of uk websites tend to sell.

you will be better off going to a shop and seeing them yourself

But if you re going to get it online i reommend hookahroyal in the UK and the only brands you can pick up that are any good in the UK are Mya'a and KM's , but some unbranded stuff is also of high quality but you wont know until you get it so it might be a risk
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Old May 16th, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

Ordered from Hookahroyal, great service and high quality products.

Hookahshop has a good selection of hookahs, their delivery was someone what slow when i ordered, but was worth the wait, the hookah i got is quality.
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

Great thread that will answer a lot of questions about buying a new hookah:
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11029
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Default Re: Hookah problems... My first hookah...

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I have a 10" hookah and it is my first one but everytime i use it, it leaves a nasty metalic taste in my mouth for about 2 or more hours. I use Strawberry Nakhla tabacco and CoCo Nara charcole.

Is it that im using the wrong charcole or tabacco? Or my hookah is bad or too small?

Any advice is very welcome.

its probably because your hose is dirty or your rig (your setup/hookah) is a cheap asian one. i would recomend spending the money its worth it.
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