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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:28 AM
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Hey guys im brand new to natural coals and everyone talks good about CH Natys so i decided to pick up a box of em. So i bought a extra burner from walgreens that is just a coil burner since i have gas burners. I heat up the burner and set the coals down wait until they are red hot and ashed all around. By the time i can get from the kitchen to my bowl and set the coals down they already begin to turn black in spots, mostly on the bottom. Im not saying CH coals are bad, i just dont know what im doing wrong because they arent burning right. If anyone out there has a tip that would be great. I just got my 34" KM Green Pear and i love smoking it, KM has exceeded my expectations but this coal problem is no fun. Thanks in advance.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:32 AM
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i've always had this problem as well, i just stick to the QLs
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:04 AM
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My coco naras do this aswell... Doesnt affect the session at all though
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Put them red hot side down.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:31 AM
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Be sure it's red hot all over, and there isn't any black spots on the coal. Give a little blow on the coal before putting in on the bowl and im sure that you will just do fine.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Its nothing to worry about. I've been using Johns CH Naturals for quite a long time now, once they're red hot, coconut coals will turn black and maintain a very low heat unless air is passing over them. Turn the red hot side down on the bowl, blow over the top a bit to get the rest of the coal heated back up and start smoking.

About 20 minutes into the bowl, ash off the coals, flip em over red side down, and repeat.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: Problem with coals

happens with all coconut coals, just blow on them before you put them on your bowl and it will turn red again
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All coconut charcoals tend to do this every now and then. They will turn red again as you start using them on the hookah.
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I don't even bother fliping them anymore... I just set it on the the bowl with a windcover and walk away for about 4-5 mins and then start smoking... I ussually never have any issues..
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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I don't even bother fliping them anymore... I just set it on the the bowl with a windcover and walk away for about 4-5 mins and then start smoking... I ussually never have any issues..
Same here

I do get that 'black' on the bottom on the coals but they still remain very hot. At most, I'll knock some of the black off when I go ash the coals in my tray then replace them on top of the bowl.
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