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Old August 20th, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Default Fake 3 Kings?

I have been through about 300 LEGIT 3 kings coals (3 boxes x 100) in my time smoking. Generally, when we spark the coal, the coal will spark a little, then turn a nice warm red, and not smell strong or bad..

Recently, I ran out of coal, and the nearest place that sold coal was some random convenience store (albeit, owned by an Arab). He sold us a box of 3 kings (100 coals), but it looked a bit off. My friend pointed out that it did not have the "genuine three kings bla bla bla" cardboard at the bottom of the box.

The coal itself is slightly flatter, and seems more brittle than what we're used to.

AND, now when we light the coal, it engulfs itself in a flame, smells strong, and becomes extremely crumbly/chippy after a while. The smoke is about the same, but it's just annoying to have such a strong burning smell / flaming coal whenever we have a session.

Are these fake 3 kings, or a newer / different 3 kings? I wanna know before I travel accross the city to buy "legit coal" only to find out that 3 kings has changed their recipe! (although I doubt it).


(sorry for lack of pics, my buddy has our 'sheesha bag' atm )
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

You shouldnt light normal three kings inside anyways so its kind of a win win situation if they produce the same heat.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:27 PM
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I just bought a whole box of three kings coals, the date on them should be june 2008 i believe, i new they made fake af but not fake three kings.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

I'd like to see you run a session outside when it's -15 degrees Celsius...

Good ol' Canadian winters
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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haha believe me I know what its like (I live in sweden), but didnt say you had to smoke outside just light the coals outside.
Its relly worth it, Ive heard quick lights produces some pretty nasty gases.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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Yeah I hear ya..I thought you meant to just have a full-out session outside :P
Generally we try to open a window or something..

But back on topic..
Three kings generally has a little "fireworks" before it's fully lit, but this coal becomes completely engulfed in flames before settling down.. is that normal to you guys? Hmm...

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Old August 21st, 2009, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

I TOTALLY HAVE FAKE THREE KINGS!!! I have to get some pics up!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 01:48 AM
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fake 3 kings pshhhh.. i will start to worry when someone tries to knock off CH coals lol
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Old August 21st, 2009, 02:04 AM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

Where are 3 kings made? I bought some today at a local tobacco shop and there made in Holland? Made June 2008. Smoke okay so far?
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Old August 21st, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

3 Kings are made in Holland.

I have 2 boxes of real 3 Kings. I've never got the fake jobs. Now I know what to look for.

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Old August 21st, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

i used 3 kings before.
they spark up like hell but once it settels it gives a gd heat. i dont think there is fake 3 kings coal :S
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Old August 21st, 2009, 12:54 PM
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funny thing is i didnt know about three kings when i bought them.
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i can tell by the wrapping the real ones use foil the fake ones dont
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Old August 21st, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Fake 3 Kings?

As a matter of fact... there are out there fake 3 kings coals (made in china, of course), a friend of mine is the importer here in Mexico.... anyway.... you should really really stay away from even AUTHENTIC 3 kings coals personally they give me and my friends terrible headaches (specially if you are a heavy hookah smoker).

If you like QLs, you should try CH's or personally I really really like a brand called "lemon charcoal" that is sold on ebay, the box is green and they are from Israel (I personally think those are the BEST QLs ON THE MARKET!).

But... you should try Naturals, they are simply the best option you have, over ANY QL.
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