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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Default Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

Haven't seen any threads about how easy/ hard certain shisha's can be heat management wise. I always like to experiment with new brands when trying them, but it would be nice if their was some information I could go off so I know which brands are more heat sensitive. I haven't tried that many shisha's yet but i'll post my experience with what i've had so far. Any info you can contribute will be helpful, thanks!

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Afzal - (8) Fairly dry, texture is more sticky than moist. Surprisingly easy to manage. Two 1/4 sticks of exotica is usually enough to get thick tasty clouds.

Al Fakher - (3.5) Generally very wet and cut in small pieces. So far I've tried on several separate occasions to get this to smoke right and have failed to do so thus far. Given that there may have been issues with packing, but after trying different packing methods, more/less coal, and different foil patterns I still have trouble with this brand.

Fumari - (10) Extremely wet and juicy, meduim size cut Defiantly one of the easiest brands heat management wise. Have never burned or gotten any harsh smoke from this shisha, can take a lot of heat and still be completely smooth.

Jewels - (9) Fairly moist, but not dripping, medium cut. Another shisha that has no problem taking a good amount of heat. May experience a bit of harshness if you are using a ton of heat towards the end, but generally this shouldn't be a problem.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Default Re: Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

If you rate Fumari and Jewels as a 9-10 then you probably have not smoked Nakhla or Salloum or Desi Murli lol.

Id say the more traditional (not soaked in candied saliva) tobaccos take heat way better than modern brands.

The tobacco I had the most trouble with is Al-waha. Im not sure why as its not SUPER wet but it just seemed to be tempermental sometimes (does not apply to 5 star).
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

I would give Nakhla Zaghoul a 10. Just because even if it does burn, you cant really tell that much, it has a smokey flavor to it. Jewels is pretty heat tolerant though. It seems that shisha made with glycerine are usually harder to handle heat, but the cut of the shisha can change that too.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

Nakhla is very easy to manage when it comes to heat. Just another reason why it's the best.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

Nahkla of course can take on anything. Salaam doesn't burn that often for me, but when it does it doesn't taste burnt.
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Default Re: Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

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Nahkla of course can take on anything. Salaam doesn't burn that often for me, but when it does it doesn't taste burnt.
I've put too much on Nakhla before but I don't think I have on Desi Murli. That stuff can really really take it, and needs it too.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: Which shisha's have the best heat tolerance

[quote=Shienhausser;171939]..
Id say the more traditional (not soaked in candied saliva) tobaccos take heat way better than modern brands...[quote]

You're close. This has more to do with the water content in the tobaccos. The less water (as in Nahkla, etc) that a tobacco contains, the more heat thats needed to really get it going. Conversely, brands that contain tons of water such as Al Waha or HH need more attention. This doesn't make them better or worse, it just makes them more heat sensitive.
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