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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:36 AM
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Default Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

I've read several threads debating whether it's better to the use foil or a metal charcoal screen. After reading the pros/cons presented for both sides, I can't help but ask the question - Why not both?

Most people seem to dislike the screens because the holes are too large, and the seal is sub-par (or non-existent). The most common and perhaps only issue noted with foil is how it can sometimes touch the shisha and burn it. I was thinking, if you were to use foil, then place the metal screen on top, poking small holes in the foil which are linear to the holes in the charcoal screen, would it allow for the best of both worlds? The only issue I forsee might be that there's too much metal between the coals and shisha, and perhaps the bowl may not become hot enough.

Has anyone every tried this?
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

I dont think theres any point in doing that, dont see any extra benefits. only thing is that you would need more heat with the metal screen being used aswell.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

Doing that would be like running 4 - 5 sheets of foil probably....which u can imagine would do to your heat management.
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yep not worth it id say
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

I remember sambooka doing this in one of his videos, i think how to pack a fruit head, a kiwi i think it was

But personally dont see the point on normal bowls
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Default Re: Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

don't expect shit for heat doing this.
I don't think it would work at all, but that's what videos are for.
If you would to try it, I'm sure everyone here would encourage you to make a video of your attempt on this.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

hmmm, i think he might be on to something. I may have to test this out. First i need a screen. lol
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Default Re: Charcoal Screen AND Foil?

I'm sure it's feasible but I think you may find that it takes either a longer time to get the party started or takes you bunch more coals to make it all happen sooner. All I can say is give it a swing and let us know how it goes
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 07:58 PM
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What about the metal screen and then the foil? Would prevent sagging and eliminate the large hole problems.. just a thought.
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