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Old May 17th, 2009, 11:01 PM
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Question Bowl Recommendations?

I have a 13" Econo Mya Gelato, and I was wondering which other kinds of bowls would fit the best - I didn't have the best experience with the stock bowl...

What kind of bowl would you recommend?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 11:03 PM
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What kind of tobacco do you smoke?

I personally always keep a couple of egyptian clay bowls and a phunnel bowl laying around. That way I am prepared for anything.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 11:09 PM
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Well, egyptian clay bowls are great, but the best imo is wither a phunnel or a vortex. Phunnels work best with oily "thicker" shishas like Nakhla, AZ, Tangiers, theres lots of them out there. I find that my vortex works best with hookah hookah, hookah freak, havana, starbuzz. Im basing this on my own experiences though, any of these three bowls will make you happy, but i tend to favor the vortex because the foil can rest on the middle which reduces foil sag and is less likely to burn tobacco. Phunnels have the hole on top in the middle so resting a coal on top in the middle would just put hot air through it, even though your not supposed to put a coal in the middle, but whatever.
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Default Re: Bowl Recommendations?

i prefer the egyptian bowls but ill use my phunnel for certain tobaccos, im finding that i use my vortex less and less because of the fact its a pain in the A to clean compared to the others
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i prefer the egyptian bowls but ill use my phunnel for certain tobaccos,
I agree 100%.

Get both, they are cheap enough.
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i prefer the egyptian bowls but ill use my phunnel for certain tobaccos, im finding that i use my vortex less and less because of the fact its a pain in the A to clean compared to the others
yea, i also agree with this, the vortex is a nightmare to clean if you smoke a shisha that has a high amount of honey in it. Honey just bakes it into the little holes and they can be a pain to make sure you get it all out.
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What kind of tobacco do you smoke?

I personally always keep a couple of egyptian clay bowls and a phunnel bowl laying around. That way I am prepared for anything.
I have Romman, Hookah Freak, and Al Fakher...
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Old May 17th, 2009, 11:22 PM
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I love the Phunnel bowl the best of all my bowls
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Old May 17th, 2009, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Bowl Recommendations?

also, an egyptian bowl will use much less shisha than a vortex or a phunnel. and i think a vortex uses less than a small phunnel. and a phunnel with a scalli mod uses about the same as a vortex.
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yea, i also agree with this, the vortex is a nightmare to clean if you smoke a shisha that has a high amount of honey in it. Honey just bakes it into the little holes and they can be a pain to make sure you get it all out.
Actually, I find that if you clean the bowl almost immediately after a session while it's still slightly warm, it's very easy to clean. Just a simple kitchen scrubby sponge and warm water. When you let it cool is when it is a pain to clean.

I love my Vortex, but I will agree with a few others. It really depends on what you're smoking. I smoke Pharaoh's out of my Vortex, but Waha is in an egyptian clay. It takes experimentation...
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I also agree with everyone else that it depends on what tobacco you smoke...but personally I've been using the phunnel bowl for everything and it works out great (but the method in how i pack the tobacco varies on the brand)
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Vortex or Phunnel
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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i've been using egyptians and they are doing the job, yet to try to phunnel on my personal setup, but thats next on my shoppping list.

Tangiers funnel bowls seem to be a popular choice on here, i would i give one of them a go.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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Phunnel bowls and vortex bowls are what i've used forever. They are all my friends use also. I would give phunnel bowls 10/10 and vortex 9/10.
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I broke my phunnel bowl today, so i got a good excuse to buy a vortex bowl. does anyone know a european shop that sells vortex bowls?
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Standard Egyptian bowl .. or a Vortex bowl ..
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I broke my phunnel bowl today, so i got a good excuse to buy a vortex bowl. does anyone know a european shop that sells vortex bowls?
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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I use a small Phunnel for most everything. Always get at least 3-4 hours smoking with them, and even then I can save the juicy bottom layer for another go.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 11:26 AM
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I use a small Phunnel for most everything. Always get at least 3-4 hours smoking with them, and even then I can save the juicy bottom layer for another go.
How do you manage that? Do you chain smoke? Is that only when you alone are smoking? I can manage an hour and a half smoke-sesh on a medium funnel, jap coals and two friends and going for 3-4 hours like you are seems impossible.
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sounds a bit overextreme to smoke 3-4 hours..
I'd rather do a 1 hours 15 min smoke and then relax some and then pop another flavour fresh coals and water and go again..
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sounds a bit overextreme to smoke 3-4 hours..
I'd rather do a 1 hours 15 min smoke and then relax some and then pop another flavour fresh coals and water and go again..
I definitely agree with that one. Hookah head hits me, and i'm like okay screw this.
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yea, its hard for me to go over 2 hours smoking. I just get bored after that long and by that time i have well surpassed my nicotine fix, an hour a day or so is fine for me.
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Default Re: Bowl Recommendations?

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I broke my phunnel bowl today, so i got a good excuse to buy a vortex bowl. does anyone know a european shop that sells vortex bowls?
As i know this is the only european shop, that sells Vortex bowls, check it out:

http://www.mrwaterpijp.be/catalog/pr...roducts_id/391
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Default Re: Bowl Recommendations?

the unglazed egyptian bowls are pretty safe bets, and pretty popular. i prefer a mod bowl (thinner glazed) you need a larger grommet usually for them though. if you smoke wet tobaccos and/or want longer sessions a phunnel or vortex may be something you want to look at but honestly they are nothing special unless your smoking tangiers or soup

the mya bowls are not great, my friend has had decent luck with them but i never have had good luck

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