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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Hey guys so im new to smoking Hookah and i just recieved my luxor 3 hose hookah in the mail today. Soo i set up the hookah the way it should be done but i have a problem when it comes to my bowl and shisha. First off it came with really crappy quick light charcoals and everytime i would try and smoke it tasted nasty , i also have a problem of burning my shisha, when i remove my foil to see what is wrong with the shisha, i see that it is sticking to the top of my foil and is burnt , what can i do to prevent this problem. I also decided to go to my local pipe shop and i got Natural Lemonwood Charcoals Romman brand, the result with that was better. Also im using al sultan shisha is that good or should i invest in a better brand.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Why does my shisha burn and stick to the top of my foil

If the shisha is sticking to the foil it means your over packing it. Try using less shisha next time and make sure it is packed below the rim of the bowl. Also make sure your foil is really tight and not sagging.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Why does my shisha burn and stick to the top of my foil

Look at some vids on you tube about heat management
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light your coals all the way, otherwise you will pay for it afterwards
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:04 AM
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if you're looking for a good brand of shisha i recommend nakhla. great flavors and easier for learning heat management.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:17 AM
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Default Re: Why does my shisha burn and stick to the top of my foil

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if you're looking for a good brand of shisha i recommend nakhla. great flavors and easier for learning heat management.
AF and SB are pretty forgiving as well
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:34 AM
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AF and SB are pretty forgiving as well
that's true and they provide somewhat bigger clouds as well which are always fun
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:38 AM
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As stated before, you want to make sure that the shisha is packed a little bit below the rim of the bowl. And make sure that the foil is SUPER tight, otherwise it will sag down on top of the shisha and you'll end up with it stuck to the foil again. AF/SB/Nakhla/Layalina, are all good brands that you should try, they are very forgiving when it comes to heat management. You can also try searching around the videos section for more tips and tricks, as well. good luck!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: Why does my shisha burn and stick to the top of my foil

I had the same problem and I found that the solution was to double your layer of foil. Use 2 sheets of foil and just put them over the bowl tightly, then poke your holes in the as usual.
I hope that will help!
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Depending on your bowl size, start off with a smaller amount of coals. Move them around every 5 mins. Pack your bowl lower than your foil, and keep the foil tight.
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Default Re: Why does my shisha burn and stick to the top of my foil

Also if you're using disc quicklights you might want to try splitting the coal in half either before you light it or after it it is glowing all over. Then take the halves and put them on opposite sides around the rim. The disc QLs are heavy and will cause the foil to sag and touch the tobacco. As for the taste, make sure that they are fully lit before drawing. This being said, some people are more sensitive to the accelerants used in QLS so this might also be the problem if you're still tasting it, either way natural coals are easy to use and are much more pleasant to smoke with.
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I make sure my foil looks almost like a drum when I put it on, my first couple times smoking I had it sag and it was terrible.
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