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Old June 21st, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Alright i know everyone says to put your tinfoil shiny side down, and i listen and do it. I was just wondering whats the difference? why do you put it shiny side down ?
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Old June 21st, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Shiny Side Down?

I never bother even paying attention to this.

The shiny side will keep heat in/reflect heat BARELY better than the flat side, I have never noticed a difference.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 03:41 PM
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it really does jack shit
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Old June 21st, 2009, 03:41 PM
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because dmc said so, thats why i do it
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Old June 21st, 2009, 03:44 PM
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so either way works ?
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Old June 21st, 2009, 04:12 PM
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either way is fine, experiment both and see what works best for you
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Old June 21st, 2009, 04:30 PM
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SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SrZGvP-wC8
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Old June 21st, 2009, 04:55 PM
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SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE

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Old June 21st, 2009, 05:13 PM
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dont even experiement both.. its just waste of time.. just go for one and thats it..
but I go for shiny side down because we had a discussion here like last year,, and it was about that some side of the foil reflects heat and other leads it or something.. and that said that it would maybe benefit shiny side down..
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Old June 21st, 2009, 05:46 PM
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because dmc said so, thats why i do it
beat me to it...

"SHINY SIDE WAY FUCKEN DOWN!!!"
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Old June 21st, 2009, 06:21 PM
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i do it out of habbit and for conistancy (same reason i do a specific hole pattern, not because i think it matters much but its habbit and i know that if i change less things i can track any issues i end up having down). it really shouldnt matter though

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Old June 21st, 2009, 06:40 PM
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I've always put shiny side down, ever since I started smoking. I think I would flip out if i put it shiny side up one day, it would just annoy me.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 06:56 PM
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I heard the shiny side is better because the food or tobacco wont stick to the foil as much.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 05:15 AM
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It has to do with heat management.
shiny side down if you are moving your coals around.
shiny side up if you want to be lazy and keep your coals in one place.
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i do it out of habbit and for conistancy (same reason i do a specific hole pattern, not because i think it matters much but its habbit and i know that if i change less things i can track any issues i end up having down). it really shouldnt matter though

-matt

+1 i do it out of habit and thats what people said when i started smoking so thats what i do now

Dont think it makes much of a difference
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Default Re: Shiny Side Down?

the shiny side is supposed to concentrate heat better, thats why. doesnt make that big a difference though
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 01:21 PM
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IMO, it doesn't matter. Just do whatever you like.
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i doesnt really matter, that just happens cause of the manufacturing process
its just a placebo effect, you think its suppose to work better, so you believe it
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Shiny Side Down?

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I heard the shiny side is better because the food or tobacco wont stick to the foil as much.
This is actually true, if you're one of those people who grills or bakes with aluminum foil, and the same goes for shisha. Shiny side down does a little bit to prevent sticking and burning. Maybe not much, but every little bit helps.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: Shiny Side Down?

Doesn't make a diff for me.

Although in theory the shiny side down acts as a reflector (Same concept as on the Lunar landers tinfoil outside) Who says shisha isn't rocket science.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 04:16 AM
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Figured it can't hurt, so i just do it out of habbit ^^
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: Shiny Side Down?

Whichever way the foil happens to be in my hand is how I put it over the bowl. I know Ive heard its supposed to be shiny side down, but I never get any different effects.
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