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Old June 20th, 2009, 03:34 PM
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Default Best way to smoke Al fakher

just wondering everyone's setup in smoking al fakher, and the coals they use.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

al fakher doesn't require any different set-up than anything else you smoke. Packed below the foil, medium heat.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 04:13 PM
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I disagree...
Al fakher needs very special way of smoking..
FIrst of all it needs alot heat to get going.. after that it needs medium heat.. but if not heated properly then it will cause throat tickling thats not nice... and taste kind of burnt even if its not..
it should be packed very tight.. prefarebly in a phunnel.. so do not psrinkle it, but pack it much harder then normal.. and thenmake a bt of space between foil..
there we go..
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Old June 20th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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inhale....exhale....repeat as needed
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Old June 20th, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

fair enough. We all have our own way of approaching different brands and that's infact all that matters because we're the ones smoking. However I've been smoking AF for years and have never treated it any differently than any other product. Having said that, AF has tweaked their recipes abit and this may effect how it smokes.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 07:52 PM
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hell yea.. i cant get AF to smoke right lol it almost always never gives smoke. well to atleast..
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Old June 20th, 2009, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

i use a small phunnel bowl, packed "fluffy", but just a bit tighter than usual; even to the rim of the bowl,
1 sheet of HD foil, 4 rings of holes with no holes in the center,
and 4 coconut coals to start. then i'll take one off when it's going good
and i'll use it later about 30 mins into the session.

i do this with every single flavor of af i smoke and it has not failed me yet.
i have also used 2, 1/4 pc of exotica with windcover to start, then when it's going i'll take the windcover off.

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i use a small phunnel bowl, packed "fluffy", but just a bit tighter than usual; even to the rim of the bowl,
1 sheet of HD foil, 4 rings of holes with no holes in the center,
and 4 coconut coals to start. then i'll take one off when it's going good
and i'll use it later about 30 mins into the session.

i do this with every single flavor of af i smoke and it has not failed me yet.
i have also used 2, 1/4 pc of exotica with windcover to start, then when it's going i'll take the windcover off.
hmmm imma start doing that lol i use a small tangiers phunnel bowl
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

best way is to take the tub, get some tape, grab a quarter out of your pocket, tape said quarter to tub and throw it in the trash so that when some one finds it they at least get a quarter

no but seriously AF isnt that bad just not my bag, i found that tamping it a bit with a good gap and then about 3 coco type coals worked ok (i usually smoke it out of a mod bowl)

in fact that is my way of smoking everything in general, some people say AF is more heat sensitive but i never really noticed a huge differance.

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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

The best way to smoke AF is to light the coals as usuall and pack the bowl with Nakhla and look at it as it sits in the container unsmoked LOL. Sorry just had to do it but on that note af smokes ok for me i would use a phunnel in my opinion and pack it a bit harder than you would star buzz or nakhla. Ive not had much problems with throat tickel i have had it but only when im really close to burning. I only use a funnel for AF so i would be no help if your trying to use a egyptain.
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

I have been trying for more than six months to have a good smoke with AF or Tangiers without any success. That is why I made my decision to stick with Nakhla DA for the rest of my life.
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

I got started smoking AF and Layalina. Never packed the bowl any different than any other. I don't really smoke it anymore. Prefer Nakhla now or Golden layalina.

Mod bowl - Sprinkle it in , lightly tap to below the top, screen, 1 coal and windcover

Vortex bowl - Sprinkle, lightly pack below holes, screen , 2 coals

Egyptian - meh pretty much same as mod
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The best way to smoke Al Fakher:

1) If old style AF pack like normal

2) If new, which it most likely will then dont buy it so you dont have to put up with a horrible flavour and throat tickle and get nakhla instead.

Harsh but true
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2) If new, which it most likely will then dont buy it so you dont have to put up with a horrible flavour and throat tickle and get nakhla instead.

Harsh but true
throat tickle = true . if u dont know how to smoke AF.
if u do know it. It will have throat tickle until its heated proberly.. then its perfect..
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Old June 21st, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Best way to smoke Al fakher

. . . is not to smoke Al Fakher.

It's just not that great of a product these days, with all the stuff that's so much better. It is cheap, but it is also very lacking in quality.
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