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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
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Hey folks. My broski dropped our Egyptian bowl the other day so I'm on the market for a new one. It came with our AF Solid and was pretty big, a little bigger than we probably needed.

I've heard of the wonders of Phunnel bowls, with or without the Scalli mod (is that thing really even necessary?), but it seems like those suckers use up a lot of shisha, which just isn't what either of us need most of the time.

I don't go for huge sessions, just 5-10g (that's an estimate) of shisha to smoke over 30-45 minutes.

Any suggestions?
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

Personally since I got my Vortex I rarely use my Egyptian. Since your not looking for a huge bowl maybe this one would do?

http://www.socialsmoke.com/item--Min...BOWLS0009.html
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

I'll second the vortex bowl although i haven't gotten the chance to smoke out of one yet. Seems to be a pretty solid bowl from all the reviews, but doesn't use as much tobacco as much as a phunnel does and would probably be a better choice if you're only looking to smoke for 30-45 minutes.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:35 PM
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Hey folks. My broski dropped our Egyptian bowl the other day so I'm on the market for a new one. It came with our AF Solid and was pretty big, a little bigger than we probably needed.

I've heard of the wonders of Phunnel bowls, with or without the Scalli mod (is that thing really even necessary?), but it seems like those suckers use up a lot of shisha, which just isn't what either of us need most of the time.

I don't go for huge sessions, just 5-10g (that's an estimate) of shisha to smoke over 30-45 minutes.

Any suggestions?
5 to 10 grams... good luck
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

Seems like the Vortex bowl holds quite a bit, too. 25-30g.

I've just been sprinkling a fairly small amount of Al Fakher shisha into the bowl and using 2 CH coals. It seems to work fairly well, but I've heard that it's best to use a good deal of shisha and fill til just below the rim. I've been pretty satisfied with my sessions, but I know they could be better.

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5 to 10 grams... good luck
Yeah, that seems to be the situation. Oh well :P
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Seems like the Vortex bowl holds quite a bit, too. 25-30g.

I've just been sprinkling a fairly small amount of Al Fakher shisha into the bowl and using 2 CH coals. It seems to work fairly well, but I've heard that it's best to use a good deal of shisha and fill til just below the rim. I've been pretty satisfied with my sessions, but I know they could be better.

Yeah, that seems to be the situation. Oh well :P
I usually fill to just below the holes. Gives good smoke with 2 CH Ql's and the mess tends to stay in the bowl.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

If you can afford it, go for the MN Hookah Mini Glass Phunnel. It looks amazing and is perfect for shorter sessions. It's my go-to bowl for solo or two person smokes. Then again, if you break bowls often, it's an expensive mistake.

http://mnhookahs.com/product_info.ph...roducts_id=225

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Vortex .. provides a great smoke with little tobacco for 1 to 2 people. Can fill it up a little more for additional people.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

i have a vortex and i've just filled it accordingly, ive had 30 min sesh to 1.5hr on one pack. Im gonna second or third this one.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

Vortex is good but I suggest picking up a small Egyptian clay bowl along with it. They are cheap and often have the lowest capacity of any bowl you are going to find while still smoking properly. That being said if you don't mind using a bit more tobacco the vortex is my go to bowl at this point.

And no the mod is not necessary but helps to remedy some the inherent problems with funnel style bowls.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

I only put about 12ish grams of shisha in my vortex bowl. I usually get about four bowls per 50 grams.

There is also the genie vortex, which is smaller ^_^.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 06:08 PM
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I use a small phunnel and only fill half the bowl (not like depth but width, left half of the bowl is empty, right half has tobacco), poke holes over right half, use 2 ch naturals on that half and it smokes great. I can usually keep pulling for an hour and 15 minutes with proper wind guard use, an hour pretty much no matter what. Flipping the coals to the hot side can make it harsh so i usually just tap off the ash.
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I only put about 12ish grams of shisha in my vortex bowl. I usually get about four bowls per 50 grams.

There is also the genie vortex, which is smaller ^_^.
Same here. About 4 bowls per 50 grams. Can last 35 mins easily, and has plenty of life left in it if you want more. I generally have hour long sessions with the woman, which can be longer if we decide to light more coals. I can't imagine ever going back to the stock bowl after getting my vortex.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Same here. About 4 bowls per 50 grams. Can last 35 mins easily, and has plenty of life left in it if you want more. I generally have hour long sessions with the woman, which can be longer if we decide to light more coals. I can't imagine ever going back to the stock bowl after getting my vortex.

Yeah...on my 12 grams I usually smoke about 55-70 minutes. I never understood where people get such high numbers for their vortex. I think I would have to stuff it to get 25-30 grams in there....
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Yeah...on my 12 grams I usually smoke about 55-70 minutes. I never understood where people get such high numbers for their vortex. I think I would have to stuff it to get 25-30 grams in there....
I used to make the mistake of over packing my bowls until my good friend hookahfiend showed me the underpack method, now when im done i have no burnt sheesh sticking to the tinfoil , I just use an egyptian clay, works tremendously well with just 15 grams of sheesh
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I only put about 12ish grams of shisha in my vortex bowl. I usually get about four bowls per 50 grams.

There is also the genie vortex, which is smaller ^_^.
When you pack your bowl, you pack it to the top of the holes or just below the holes?

Because i tried it only once not packing it up to the top of the holes and there was no smoke, nothing ...
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When you pack your bowl, you pack it to the top of the holes or just below the holes?

Because i tried it only once not packing it up to the top of the holes and there was no smoke, nothing ...
I pack to under the holes and usually only a light tap to even it out.
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I pack to under the holes and usually only a light tap to even it out.
Same here. I can get 4-6 sessions out of one 50g of HH. Sprinkle till it's right over the holes, and then just tamp it down a little so you can see the entire hole. Usually runs about 1.5-2 hrs depending on if somebody messes up the coals.
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Default Re: Best bowl for 1-2 people?

I get 3 or 4 sessions out of a 50 gram pack in a vortex, even in the phunnls people must over estimate the tobacco used unless they fully pack it tight
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I don't go for huge sessions, just 5-10g (that's an estimate) of shisha to smoke over 30-45 minutes.
well what you could do is buy a Mya Bambino so you could get that little p.o.s. bowl. i think it holds around 10 grams of tobacco lmao...
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:16 PM
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even in the phunnls people must over estimate the tobacco used unless they fully pack it tight
x2 to this.. my large tangiers phunnel holds like 50 grams semi tight pack
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Well folks I ordered a small Phunnel and a 'mini' Egyptian bowl from **********. I'll post back once it arrives and let you know how it's going. I owe HookahPro some pictures of my new AF Solid, anyways
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:38 PM
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GoOd picks.. i loves my small phunnel

i love my mini a little more buttt.. u have to drive to erics to get one

and put some af pics up!
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GoOd picks.. i loves my small phunnel

i love my mini a little more buttt.. u have to drive to erics to get one

and put some af pics up!
Tangy Mini > Vortex Genie

The mini can fit any stem with a grommet while the Genie is only for smaller hookah stems.
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My favourite bowl is actually a medium one from Social Smoke with their brand. Hold between 7-15g which is nice.
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