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Old June 12th, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Default So just started doing my own hookah

Quick question how long will shisha last on the shelf if its in a glad type container?

I want to start trying new flavors but i don't want to get so much some goes bad. Anyways thanks for help and see ya around the site.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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Quick question how long will shisha last on the shelf if its in a glad type container?

I want to start trying new flavors but i don't want to get so much some goes bad. Anyways thanks for help and see ya around the site.
welcome,

6 months is the accepted time limit for how long it will stay good once opened but that being said if it still smells good and smokes fine its still good, unopened it is "2" years but honestly people were getting expired al fakher from hookah john for a while (i got some leaking expired stuff from him as a freebie one time since he couldnt exactly sell it and its fine, its at least 2 if not 3 + years old and was not sealed since it was leaking but its fine)

i usually bag my tobacco up really well (with nakhla i empty it into a zip lock sandwich bag, get the air out, roll it up, put that in another bag, get the air out, put that in the box and put the box into a quart zip lock bag and that keeps it sealed pretty well for anything getting in)

even with the stuff i dont really smoke any more ive got it down that even if it goes bad i dont lose much (then again i smoke 2 bowls a night when im at school, used to do 3 a night for a while)

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Old June 13th, 2009, 12:21 AM
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2 years in a air sealed container.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 12:36 AM
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I had stuff over 2 year opened but sealed in glad ware still smoked great but actually had some starbuzz go bad though only after 6 to 7 months not sealed up so good so i think it depends on what type and how well it was sealed i have open but glad wared nakala and still going strong but only have about a bowl left. so i think at least a year if not longer but if you question it dont smoke it rather be safe than sorry. Also rember bugs wont usually eat tobacco so youll be fine there so the only other thing you may have to worry about is bacteria or molds witch if there were to be any the heat from the coals would kill it off so it would be ok to test even if you were un sure. but when in doubt throw it out.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 01:17 AM
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Refrigeration ruins regular shisha, right? What does it do to herbal shisha, any thoughts? Experiences? 1Lowtoy mentioned bugs and I realized, oh hell, my herbal stuff won't have any tobacco in it to scare of the ants! I'll be primarily smoking Hydro or Saalaam when my hookah finally arrives.

Package it well, I know. Will do.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 02:16 AM
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awesome that's sweet cause i bought only a 50g of HH grape to start so i think tomorrow ill go grab some new stuff to try.

Thanks again for the reply's.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Nakhla never goes bad. I just found some forgotten nakhla (almost 2 years old) which was burried under a lot of other shisha in my stash and i really cant tell the difference between that and a recently opened box. BTW it was in the original open cardboard box that i bought it. Doesnt even look dryer than the fresh one.

On the other hand, glycerin based tobacco (which includes almost everything else on the market) tends to loose its flavour after 6 or so months of sitting open ( even in airtighted containers)
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Nakhla never goes bad. I just found some forgotten nakhla (almost 2 years old) which was burried under a lot of other shisha in my stash and i really cant tell the difference between that and a recently opened box. BTW it was in the original open cardboard box that i bought it. Doesnt even look dryer than the fresh one.

On the other hand, glycerin based tobacco (which includes almost everything else on the market) tends to loose its flavour after 6 or so months of sitting open ( even in airtighted containers)
Another reason to love Nakhla!

I had some AF Jasmine that went bad..... Nasty. The date on it was 2006.
Didn't really have a smell to it just real nasty when smoked.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 03:13 PM
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I also found an open pox of Af rose (golden line- production date: June 2006) which i love when fresh. It smoked fine at first but after 20~ in the session it started to leave a weird bitter aftertaste. BUT i've had other flavours from AF that smoke fine but just not as good as when fresh and have been open as long as the rose.
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