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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:22 PM
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hey what is the deal with these phunnels everyone keeps going on about, and mini phunnels.. i like my smoke not a fan of anything mini.. could someone elaborate?
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:28 PM
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what the phunnel bowl does is keep the tobacco juice at the top of the phunnel bowl and not running down the stem,making your sessions last longer and more enjoyable.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:39 PM
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A mini phunnel is by no means small. I have a tangiers small phunnel and it uses more than my medium egyptian. I don't use it without my scalli mod for that reason. I'm usually a solo smoker so that's more than enough. The phunnel is the way to go
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:46 PM
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all I use are my small funnels anymore, best way to smoke.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 12:14 AM
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do they still make mini phunnels? can't find em anywhere.. i dont use the small one without a mod either, waste of shisha
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Old September 13th, 2009, 12:17 AM
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hey what is the deal with these phunnels everyone keeps going on about, and mini phunnels.. i like my smoke not a fan of anything mini.. could someone elaborate?
The phunnel bowl was created by Tangiers to keep juices from dripping out of the bowl. It has become one of the best and highly regarded bowls out there, enough so that cheaper imitations are now being sold by many vendors.

Small phunnels are still fairly big and can easily last two rounds of coals so many wanted a mini version. There are only a handful of authentic mini phunnels out there as Tangiers only made a batch of them for a custom order but didn't like how they turned out so he doesn't plan on getting anymore made. Glass mini phunnels are currently sold by MNHookah but are expensive and glass isn't a very good as a shisha bowl.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: whats the deal with phunnels?

didnt like how they turned out?
i would easily buy one if they were just a smaller version of the "small" tangiers phunnel.. i've seen 1 or 2 videos with the mini phunnel and it looked fine to me
i think Eric's thinking was that people wouldn't be using as much Tangiers shisha in the mini phunnel as they would in a small one so decided to stop making them lol
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Old September 13th, 2009, 12:33 AM
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didnt like how they turned out?
i would easily buy one if they were just a smaller version of the "small" tangiers phunnel.. i've seen 1 or 2 videos with the mini phunnel and it looked fine to me
i think Eric's thinking was that people wouldn't be using as much Tangiers shisha in the mini phunnel as they would in a small one so decided to stop making them lol
Tangiers is the only hookah tobacco company that openly encourages people to reuse thier product and has provided information on how to do so, so your guess on mini phunnels linked to tobacco sales is incorrect.

Many people continue to ask for the miniphunnel to go back into production, but for now this is a tangiers lounge walk-in excluse (the 2.0 version which performs much better).
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Old September 13th, 2009, 01:01 AM
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Tangiers is the only hookah tobacco company that openly encourages people to reuse thier product and has provided information on how to do so, so your guess on mini phunnels linked to tobacco sales is incorrect..
Yep, it has nothing to do with him wanting you to use more tobacco. There are several reasons why he doesn't like the mini but it really boils down to him feeling it doesn't smoke good enough because of the size. He's actually said the medium and large phunnels smoke better than the small. He never wanted to make the minis but people asked for them and he gave in. It also doesn't help that people complained about the size after they actually got them.

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Many people continue to ask for the miniphunnel to go back into production, but for now this is a tangiers lounge walk-in excluse (the 2.0 version which performs much better).
Hmm...it's been a couple weeks since I've last been there but he always claims to not have anymore whenever I ask. He must be hiding them and lying to me all this time! lol

I think I'll go find out on Monday.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 01:03 AM
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do they still make mini phunnels? can't find em anywhere.. i dont use the small one without a mod either, waste of shisha
If you use a tea light candle holder, turned upside down with some v's cut in the sides, you can greatly decrease the amount of shisha the large phunnel holds yet still be able to fill the bowl up to the rim (or higher, as I do). The tea light mod also helps keep your foil off the phunnel's hole. Helpful if you have a problem with drooping foil.
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we call that a scallimod sir
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we call that a scallimod sir
Frankly don't consider the tea light mod worthy of the Scalli title.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 03:41 AM
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we call that a scallimod sir
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Frankly don't consider the tea light mod worthy of the Scalli title.
scalli is the guy who came up with that idea and made it mainstream. so...basically it is worthy of the scalli mod title.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 07:17 AM
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Well heres my 2 cents.
phunnel bowl is a waste of money.In how they smoke and how much tobacco and coals you need to smoke them.
Not bashing tangiers I love the tobacco Its just I don't think the phunnel is worth it.I smoke tangiers in a small egyptian.Might be because I'm a solo smoker and don't need a bowl that smokes for 4 hours LOL.Small egyptian FTW!
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If you use a tea light candle holder, turned upside down with some v's cut in the sides, you can greatly decrease the amount of shisha the large phunnel holds yet still be able to fill the bowl up to the rim (or higher, as I do). The tea light mod also helps keep your foil off the phunnel's hole. Helpful if you have a problem with drooping foil.
Thats a good idea. If you didn't have tea lights,you could also use the levers on a small spring loaded paper clip.And if you haven't any of these you may as well just purchase a Vortex.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: whats the deal with phunnels?

smoked two phunnels yesterday. Nakhla Mizo Guava (Med Tangiers) and Nakhla DA Can (Large Chinese) and I smoked the crap out of the tobacco it came out totally roasted.

No mod no nothing ..... An individual smoker can smoke a phunnel
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Well heres my 2 cents.
phunnel bowl is a waste of money.In how they smoke and how much tobacco and coals you need to smoke them.
Not bashing tangiers I love the tobacco Its just I don't think the phunnel is worth it.I smoke tangiers in a small egyptian.Might be because I'm a solo smoker and don't need a bowl that smokes for 4 hours LOL.Small egyptian FTW!
I agree completely. Even if you're not smoking by yourself your smallest Egyptian is good enough considering how wet Tangiers is (at least Noir, I haven't had any other line.)

It definitely will drip down the stem big time though, does anyone know a good way to stop an Egyptian from dripping?
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I agree completely. Even if you're not smoking by yourself your smallest Egyptian is good enough considering how wet Tangiers is (at least Noir, I haven't had any other line.)

It definitely will drip down the stem big time though, does anyone know a good way to stop an Egyptian from dripping?
throw him a towel. lol. sorry TE. I had too.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 09:42 AM
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I use papper towl instead of gaskets on all my bowls.Stops the leak dead in its tracks.plus nakhla juice is good hookah polish
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Old September 13th, 2009, 11:39 AM
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You definitely need a phunnel. I hear vortexes work, personally mine sucked, but if you ever want to smoke tangiers, you should probably use a phunnel for that.
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I love my vortex bowl it smokes beautifully
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It also doesn't help that people complained about the size after they actually got them.
i haven't seen any complaints about them, just praise.. if there's demand for it then he should meet it with supply .. I'm sure i'm not the only one who would want to buy one
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If you use a tea light candle holder, turned upside down with some v's cut in the sides, you can greatly decrease the amount of shisha the large phunnel holds yet still be able to fill the bowl up to the rim (or higher, as I do). The tea light mod also helps keep your foil off the phunnel's hole. Helpful if you have a problem with drooping foil.
yeah i do this as well
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Old September 13th, 2009, 12:54 PM
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scalli is the guy who came up with that idea and made it mainstream. so...basically it is worthy of the scalli mod title.
Whatever makes you happy. A real Scalli, however, is quite nice. Very graceful in shape. Almost like a little abstract sculpture. So I don't compare a tea light holder (which I'm not even entirely sure is safe to smoke with) with something that elegant. Used them for awhile though until I got better with the Phunnel. Glad I didn't invest in a real Scalli because now I don't need one.
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