Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Mace's Avatar
Mace
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13
Default Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I am new to this site and love it but I just got a box of exotica coals and i have read that most people say they have no taste but i get a distinct chemical or coal taste when i light them up and put them on my tangiers bowl. Does anyone know how to fix this or have the same problem
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Knights
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 60
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Sounds to me like someone is perhaps using too much or not enough coal.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:24 PM
MrBungle's Avatar
MrBungle
Status: Offline
AFNSBFLAVOUR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 5,410
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

make sure theyre completely lit and ashed over, no black on them whatsoever
__________________


Last edited by MrBungle; August 5th, 2009 at 04:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Mace's Avatar
Mace
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

k well i will try it right now. This is my first experience with natural coals and i am excited to see if they live up to all the hype
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:29 PM
DanyalAkkaya's Avatar
DanyalAkkaya
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 666
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I have never tried exoticas but I think when people said that they have no taste or smell it might have been before coconaras and ******* hookah coals came out. Those 2 seem to be the coals that most of the members prefer. I myself use coconaras and they deffinently have no taste of chemicals.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:29 PM
patelbadboy2006's Avatar
patelbadboy2006
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,892
Send a message via MSN to patelbadboy2006 Send a message via Yahoo to patelbadboy2006
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mace View Post
k well i will try it right now. This is my first experience with natural coals and i am excited to see if they live up to all the hype
Its not hype its the truth

Make sure it glowing red and no black spots wotsoever and your good to go
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 5th, 2009, 04:30 PM
chadtizzle's Avatar
chadtizzle
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,163
Send a message via Skype™ to chadtizzle
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

yeah, make sure they are completely lit. use a coil burner. try to light them outside if you can.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 5th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Mace's Avatar
Mace
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Well i got it up and running and its smoking great i am a believer now thanks for the tips
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 5th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Koapono23's Avatar
Koapono23
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 123
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Glad you got it man!

Im a fan of Exotica
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old August 5th, 2009, 11:54 PM
myka's Avatar
myka
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 737
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I bought two boxes of exotica gold pre-cut coals because I believed the hype. In my honest opinion these do not compare to CH and Coco's. They are disgusting, when there lighting the smell is horrible. The gases/smell being released makes me want to throw up, they smell like tar. I put them on when they were fully lit and they added a taste to my session. The only things I like about these coals is that they light relatively fast and the size of them is nice, but besides that, I would never buy these coals again. I am not being biased in anyway, they are natural coals with quick light characteristics. So all in all, they ash a lot, they crack and split when your ashing them, smell like complete crap, and add a taste to my tobacco. THE END.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old August 6th, 2009, 12:53 AM
Paradigm's Avatar
Paradigm
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 51
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Ive never had any bad experience with Exotica's. even with the box of a bad batch, i never really noticed anything bad. yes they do have a distinct smell when lighting up, but i cook em near a door.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old August 6th, 2009, 01:09 AM
myka's Avatar
myka
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 737
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm View Post
Ive never had any bad experience with Exotica's. even with the box of a bad batch, i never really noticed anything bad. yes they do have a distinct smell when lighting up, but i cook em near a door.
Well I'm not trying exotica golds again. Have you smoked CH and Coconara's?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old August 6th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Ninorey123's Avatar
Ninorey123
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 665
Send a message via AIM to Ninorey123
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Quote:
Originally Posted by myka View Post
I bought two boxes of exotica gold pre-cut coals because I believed the hype. In my honest opinion these do not compare to CH and Coco's. They are disgusting, when there lighting the smell is horrible. The gases/smell being released makes me want to throw up, they smell like tar.
there have been people on here who would say coconuts smell when lighting.

i know when i light up cocos it smells.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old August 6th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Thunder's Avatar
Thunder
Status: Offline
Hookah Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,427
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I have tried Exoticas and did not like them at all .. they produce a weird wood burning taste. I'll stick with Coconaras but this is just my opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old August 6th, 2009, 02:32 AM
jayrunner89's Avatar
jayrunner89
Status: Offline
Hookah Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ashtabula, OH
Posts: 1,206
Send a message via AIM to jayrunner89
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

myka hates them, but i still think they are pretty good man but my last order was from john and i had to pic up some ch coals
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old August 6th, 2009, 04:06 AM
t78power
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Posts: 6
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

well exoticas and coconaras are better than the rest but exoticas ash a whole lot compared to coconaras.
i ordered some CH coals so i'll see how those go
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old August 6th, 2009, 08:26 AM
omgheyitskenny's Avatar
omgheyitskenny
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 455
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

People still use these coal?
__________________
There are too many Nakhla DA fans =/
Wheres my Nakhla Esk apple fans...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old August 6th, 2009, 12:02 PM
boxerbabe84's Avatar
boxerbabe84
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 129
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I have never tried a natural coal that had no smell at all when lighting up. They are all going to smoke and stink when they are lighting, which is why I only light them outside. But as far as CH and coco's are concerned, once they are fully lit Outside and I bring them inside and place them on my bowl, I can not smell them or taste the coal at all.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old August 6th, 2009, 12:11 PM
phatpride1's Avatar
phatpride1
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Gurnee, IL/UW- Stout
Posts: 876
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I have the same problem i've been writing Exotica for the past 3 days. And they are real jerks. They are like calling me a lier. Try writing them and telling them the problem.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old August 6th, 2009, 12:12 PM
phatpride1's Avatar
phatpride1
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Gurnee, IL/UW- Stout
Posts: 876
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Oh ive been getting extreme headaches from them also
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old August 6th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Knights
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 60
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

I've never had problems with Exoticas. I think I prefer coconut coals, but some website was having a decent deal so I bought a few boxes of 'em.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old August 7th, 2009, 02:53 AM
omgheyitskenny's Avatar
omgheyitskenny
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 455
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Time to switch to Golden Coals, CH coals, or Shishco coals
__________________
There are too many Nakhla DA fans =/
Wheres my Nakhla Esk apple fans...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old August 7th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Sambooka's Avatar
Sambooka
Status: Offline
Sambooka Jr.


 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 13,856
Default Re: Exotica finger coals and my tangiers bowl

Make sure they are fully lit and ashed over .. let them sit on your bowl for a few minutes before you even think about pulling on that hose!
I used some Exoticas last night .. and I just really like them! No taste .. except what I was smoking, which as Al Fakher Peach 80% mixed with 20% of Lemon/Mint .. very nice!
__________________

http://www.hookahpro.com - Hookah Pro Community - Hookah Forum
~Favorite Hookah~ Khalil Mamoon Amer .. (she leans, so I call her Eileen)
~Favorite Setup~ Egyptian Hookah, Vortex Bowl, Natural Coals (Exotica or Coconara)
~Current Flavor Favorites~ Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights, Hookah Freak Spiced Apple Cider, Starbuzz White Peach
Nakhla Double Apple, Nakhla Earl Grey, Nakhla Sweet Melon, Nakhla Cinnamon, Nakhla Cardamom, Nakhla Fakhfakhina Mixed Fruit, Nakhla El Basha Grape
Al Fakher Mint, Al Fakher Orange, Al Fakher Cinnamon
HookahPro.com .. powered by Elites!
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finger Style Coals Admin Coals 76 November 5th, 2012 04:11 PM
Exotica Gold Finger Coals FusionX Hookah Discussion 20 April 29th, 2009 02:31 AM
Natural Finger Coals Sambooka Hookah Discussion 4 August 16th, 2007 12:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.