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Old August 24th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Default serious lack of flavour

so atm ive got a stupid amount of AF flavours after a trip to dubai.

my problem is that with flavours like strawberry, cherry, peach and plum i get a generic taste both through a tangiers and standard wide/flat egyptian style bowls. very annoying since when i smoke double apple, mint, orange, melon or any fantasia i get big flavour and clouds.

any ideas on how to sort this out?

gear: mya vortex, nammor hose, japanese coals, tangiers and egytian bowls.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:04 PM
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if you dont mind me asking how much is AF in dubai....and do they have any other brands
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:05 PM
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You are experiancing no problems most al fahker flavors just suck
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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AF is disgustingly cheap in dubai.
6 UAE dirhams to the british pound
in the malls it costs 18 dirhams ~ 3 for 250grams
in the gold souk its 15 dirhams
for 500grams i think its 33 dirhams and 60 for a kilo.
50 grams is about 4 dirhams.

tax on tobacco is ridiculous!!!!

hmmm, sounds like its time for some nakla experimentation...
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

forgot to mention. i couldnt find any other brands in dubai.
most of the random looking ones are subsiduaries of AF and are packaged at the same factory. the DUBAI brand for example is basically b grade AF.

they usually contain loads of stems in them. but dubai mint is absolutely amazing. ridiculously juicy, so juicy that youl probably drown if you fell into the ***...
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:20 PM
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why did it censor
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:20 PM
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If you have'nt tried nakhla yet you are in for a real treat.Also keep your eye out for a bahrain brand shisha tobacco.its amazing especially there single apple flavor in a jar.Look for the gold seal.Also get nakhla in the can if you can.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

The flavors you mentioned your getting good flavor off of are some of AF's better product, the other ones that your having issues with are well...ho hum. Watermelon is another one of their better flavors as is grenadine (mix it with some mint and you have something similar to SB's Blue Mist.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:27 PM
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yea, ive tried nakhla, its pretty good. never tried it thru a phunnel tho. ill get on the case.

ive tried golden apple, golden rose and golden strawberry. not my cup of tea unfortunately.

ty for the posts.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:36 PM
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10 for a kilo?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

ya AF can suck some times. make sure you stir it up well and make sure you rig is all clean. when i mixed SB and AF before i got a super sweet but no flavor taste when i ran it in a phunnel with mod so the vortex might cause the same issue. try an egyptian bowl too

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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:30 PM
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whats the deal with nakhla mizo?
general consensus?
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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:53 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

Hey banaan that word you used got censored because you can't bring up substances like that on this forum even though thats not what you meant. just becareful with the words you use. I guess next time say pan? lol
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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:36 AM
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lol hahah.
thanks for the heads up
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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:11 AM
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the Nakhla Mizo guava is the only mizo I have ever smoked. It's wet and has no stems and finely cut. it just so happens to be the best shisha I have ever smoked and I have smoked it all so if all the mizo's are of like kind quality then it's the best stuff out there in my opinion.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:41 AM
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I'm in Dubai at the moment and in most "Smokers Center" you can get a kilo of any flavour for 50dhs. There's an outlet in my office block and I just checked a minute ago to see what I can bring back to the UK So, judging by what google just told me, 50 AED = 8.3 GBP hehe and 9 AED for a box of 60 fakher coconut coals which is what I've been using out here. Cheap and Cheerful ladies and gents =D
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Old August 25th, 2009, 07:02 AM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

mizo is the wet line that is supposedly longer lasting, honestly i never re coal on a standard bowl be cause its a waste of coals to me since i wont get a full second round out of a bowl no matter the tobacco except tangiers

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Old June 22nd, 2010, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

i love naklah 2 apples! with some afzaal bombay pan masalaa mmmmmm shisha dont get no better. AF mint and watermelon is proberbly there best flavours in my opinion
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

AF has it goods and bads, I think apple is one of its bads, its not a strong flavor at all, vanilla is a pretty strong flavor, i'd say only get it if you really like vanilla. haha and there grape (purple) is very nice. It taste awesome to MY tastebuds, but everybody has an opinion.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

Nakhla has its good and bads too. But these will be different for each person. I'd like to meet the guy who's favorite flavour is Nakhla strawberry and attack him
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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

Not sure about peach or cherry, but I have strawberry and it is a lighter flavor, however it's like a real strawberry and it's good. Never tried their plum but I've heard it's horrible. It's all hit and miss with AF, though their mint is always good.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: serious lack of flavour

Try AFs Lemon Mint. It's really good stuff. Most brands have their hit and miss flavors.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:38 PM
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Makes every shisha tobacco taste better:

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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:42 PM
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With all the bacon products out these days guaranteed someone is going to make bacon flavored shisha. (it will probably be an American seeing how pork is a no no for muslim populations)
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