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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Hey guys I was so excited to get Starbuzz X on the beach, but when i smoked it today, I really didn't taste much flavor. Is there a reason for this or any tips on how to get it more flavorful?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
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few questions first
[LIST][*]what bowl are u using? if its a egyptian dont build it too high and sprinkle the tobacco, and if its a phunnel pack the shit out of it, and dnt be shy about aswell[*]what coals are you using? if they any type of quick lite coals, ditch them and get some naturals[*]how much coal are u putting on? if there is too much or too less youll be getting low smoke even less flavour, or plentyfull smoke and no flavour ( 2-3 cocos on a phunnel, 1-2 on an egyptian)[*]hole pattern? if theres too much again much smoke no flavour, and if theres less holes then not enuff flavour[*]your hookah? what type is it, are theyre air leaks, check to mek sure[*]water level? overlooked too much should be about 1 inch above the downstream[/LIST]and also pictures and a better description about exactly how your doing all of the above so we can help diagnose the situation.......anything ive nt covered should be covered by sambooka, patelbadboy, dunkel, photolinger and the other elites soon enuff
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:34 PM
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i am using a mya qt default bowl and i keep the water as you say, 3 kings quick lights, i have natural coconut coals but they keep dying out while smoking so i got annoyed.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:40 PM
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ide have to say the number of quicklites, thats just too much for a standard mya bowl, 2 should be enuff and you should get hold of some coconaras they last forever, but yh mainly id say 2 quicklites should be enuff 3 is pushing it, all that heat would burn the shisha or definately overpower it
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:47 PM
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[quote=luqyno1;199390]few questions first

[LIST][*]what coals are you using? if they any type of quick lite coals, ditch them and get some naturalsquote][/LIST]CH QL ftw.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:36 PM
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i have natural coconut coals but they keep dying out while smoking so i got annoyed.
Are you letting them heat until they are glowing red/orange all the way through before putting them on your bowl? I use ******* Hookah naturals. I put them on the coil burner for about seven to eight minutes, flipping them once halfway through, and have never had trouble with them dying out until they're literally just done.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:49 PM
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CH QL ftw.
Woah, careful with the acronyms.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:51 PM
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Woah, careful with the acronyms.
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Quick Lights
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for those of us fortunate enough not to know what that means.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: No flavor!

We don't have a thread about this on here for newbies having trouble?
I think we should just like the "which hookah should I get"

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In progress, but takes a while.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 05:33 AM
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In general, I have found starbuzz lacking in taste. I have the mint and the watermelon, and have tried at least a dozen other flavors at local hookah lounges. If I didn't know ahead of time what flavor I ordered, I wouldn't be able to tell what I was smoking, because the taste is just that faint. I do like the clouds off of SB though.

I use my starbuzz flavors to cut other stronger flavors. Like Mizo Mint and Mizo Apple are really strong, so I mix in 1/3 SB, mellows the taste a bit and improves the clouds.

As far as coals go, I have CH QL's and 3 kings QL's, and I can't tell the difference as far as flavor, both are good products. The 3 kings seem to be less maintenance. 3 QL coals is too many imo. I use 2 CHs on a standard Mya bowl, or 1 coal if using 40mm QLs. If using the larger Mya bowl, I use 3 CHs or 2 QLs.

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Old September 24th, 2009, 08:39 AM
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[quote=MrDoo;199574]In general, I have found starbuzz lacking in taste. I have the mint and the watermelon, and have tried at least a dozen other flavors at local hookah lounges. If I didn't know ahead of time what flavor I ordered, I wouldn't be able to tell what I was smoking, because the taste is just that faint. I do like the clouds off of SB though.quote]

I find this to be true!...but only to an extent.

With starbuzz I would advise using a vortex/phunnel bowl, so far everything starbuzz I have tried has been SUPER juicy, only problem is it seems that juice needs to be concentrated better for flavor. I think this because when I use my egyptian bowl I take it off and my stem/grommet is COVERED with goop. (when using SB...I still love the brand though)
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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ive baught 3 kinds coals and they leave a bad taste. none of my friends can even smoke it. but if i switch to ch its amazing.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:15 PM
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U have had starbuzz sex on the beach and at first it had almost flavor but after i played around with the coals for awhile i got the flavor out its kind of weird
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:16 PM
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im not a fan of starbuzz. i have also tried many flavors, but none have satisfied me. i recommend tonic shisha. AMAZING!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:18 PM
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i LOVE starbuzz tonic is ok i have had it i like the strawberry citrus mint by tonic
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:23 PM
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irish cream by tonic is my favorite. the royalty tobacco one is pretty good but not thick smoke.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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where can i get tonic shisha from?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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I love starbuzz. I have had the X on the beach, i have to admit, this flavor is pale. There really wasnt puch of it, and takes a lot of heat to pull the flavor out. With the 3 coals, you should have had pretty good flavor, and GREAT clouds.

The really great thing about starbuzz is that you can really pack on the heat, and it wont burn that easily. (in my experience). Try it again. Use the 3 coals and a wind cover.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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woah 3 QLs i used my small stock MYA bowl yday for the first time, with a 40mm 3 kings QL. i used 1 QL cut in half and this is plenty for the small MYA bowl. a little foil crown aswell to warm it up and when the coals get smaller.

i couldnt imagine how you got any flavour out of that, must have tasted way too harsh. mind you ive not had starbuzz but i sure it cant take 3 QL. i dont even know how you could fit 3 onto a bowl!!!

try it with 1 QL broken in half. a and foil windcover fr a little extra heat if needed.
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