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Old July 29th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Default What bowl should i use?

I normally smoke nakhla using a traditional shallow clay bowl which takes about 10g. Im thinking of getting a few starbuzz flavours and want to know if my traditional is ok or is better to use a phunnel or vortex?

If you think phunnel or vortex can you please explain why because i dont know what the difference is between them.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

you can use the traditional bowl, you just risk losing flavor and smoke as the juice runs down the holes. vortex/phunnel keeps all the juices together and it's less mess in the stem.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

In my experiences it's a matter of mess more than anything else. Wetter brands will work fine in a normal Egyptian bowl but will drip a lot. A vortex or funnel solves this problem and can prolong the sessions for exactly that reason. just make sure you are aware that even with the vortex the amount of tobacco you use is going to increase. Funnels will use A LOT more tobacco even if it is a modded small. I suggest having a funnel or a vortex anyway but it's not necessary. It's not like you are smoking Epic Smoke or Fantasia. both of which are insanely wet and I refuse to smoke out of a normal bowl.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

Vortex is by far the only bowl I prefer to use every time I smoke.. It last a lot longer than most (almost 2 hours for me) and the flavors are alot richer. I think its easier for clean up as well. Hands down thats the only thing ill use now..
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Old July 29th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

While I do like my vortex, I tend to use my traditional alot more. Yes it does drip and get a lil messy, but I usually smoke alone and I find it perfect. Last as long as I like it to and gets the smoke/flavor I like right.
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

I hate giving my hookah a good clean after every use, thats one of the main reason i use a vortex/phunnel for wetter shisha's.

A vortex/phunnel does last longer, but if you really calculate it, in a egyptian you can use 10-15 grams and smoke for a hour, and in a phunnel or vortex it takes 25-30 grams of shisha and last about 1.5-2 hours, so relativly it only last longer cause they is more shisha in the bowl.

But due to the hassle of cleaning i prefer to use them, i prefer the phunnel over the vortex, as it last just as long but the bowl gets started a lot quicker.

As for taste in the phunnel and vortex the taste of the shisha does stay constant throughout the session due to no juices dripping down the stem
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Old July 29th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

I use my Vortex more than my phunnel bowl because it needs less tobacco and coals.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

The new pyrex is pretty amazing too.. All glass and see-through
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

I like the vortex more just because its easier to set up...
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:32 AM
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phunnel bowl!!
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:53 AM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

Starbuzz and other wet tobacco should be smoked in a funnel or vortex bowl because they keep the juices in which prolongs the flavor. It also saves for cleaning a messy stem with juice leaking down it. But I suggest a funnel because just incase you try out tangiers it's best to use a tangiers funnel!
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The Scalli mod on even a medium phunnel uses no more shisa than filling any other bowl. and I'm soaking mu mod now so I used a clay bowl with peanut butter, theres no taste and im using a 3 king in lieu of a chrinic ql and there is a bad taste that you don't know is there until you smoke with the chrinics. They are tasteless.

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Old August 4th, 2009, 02:10 AM
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

i think the best bowl to use is a funnel bowl thats wat i use all the time and it works good.
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Default Re: What bowl should i use?

I love my vortex, its the only bowl i use now unless im smoking Zaghoul
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