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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:55 AM
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Hey, i purchased me a hookah this summer and i loved it its a 22" 2 hose Egyptian. We sat in the hot sun and smoked about the entire summer. Until i ran out of tobacco. After that i really didn't smoke for a while.

Until now, I found some shisha down in Oslo and bought about 750grams and some coals.
But now, whenever i smoke i get none to very little smoke and virtually no taste. I tried with two coals then the taste just got ALOT sweeter but that was it. Also if i keep smoking i get sick...This NEVER happened to me during the summer and we smoked alot then. I also notice when i un pack my bowl much shisha is stuck to the foil.

Is my coals crap? is it my tobacco? or is my bowl too shallow?
Ive tried AF double apple and Fruit coctail and they are both like that
The tobacco is wet and juicy and is stored in an airtight glass jar

I want to be able to make big mushroom clouds again

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Old November 14th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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It sounds like a combination of things to me. First of all it very well could be your coals. What kind are you using? Second of all if your tobacco is being burned to the foil then you are putting too much in or you arent getting your foil tight enough to prevent it from sagging. Also If it is the same hookah you were smoking from and you didn't smoke for a long time it could also need a good cleaning. Hope all that helps
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Old November 14th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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I recently cleaned it, im using Taru coals, it says on the pack. My bowl is 1/4" deep, but i can try with less tobacco. But i see alot of people having the same problem with AF tobacco, i got some nahkla im going to try tonight see if that's any different.

Might order some ******* hookah coals and a vortex

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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Make sure you're letting a good amount of heat get to the shisha. Getting CH's will probably help too, as I have never heard of "Taru" coals. And the vortex will most definitely help as far as flavor and the lengh of your session, and as long as you pack it right, your smoke, along with a tight foil seal, 2-3 coals and a clean pipe, should be plentiful. Also check to make sure you don't have a subtle air leak which might obstruct smoking.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 11:10 AM
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Still not getting any flavor. Could my pipe be the problem? its clean, ive plugged the second hose port when smoking alone. Recently got some tobacco from a friend that was in Egypt. The same tobacco works for him but not for me.

I get very small amounts of smoke and it just tastes like coals and hookah really. Right now im using Poker QL coals. Tried with smaller amounts of shisha so it wouldn't burn to the top. Made no difference. I'm using just one coal. Which used to work like a charm in the summer. i used to have a tin foil poker thing which made a perfect pattern every time. But i lost that at a party.

I'm going to try with as many coals as i can fit on my bowl today. My bowl is a 1/4" deep Egyptian. Any specific patterns i should use?
I'm getting desperate here
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Old December 12th, 2009, 11:20 AM
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Still not getting any flavor. Could my pipe be the problem? its clean, ive plugged the second hose port when smoking alone. Recently got some tobacco from a friend that was in Egypt. The same tobacco works for him but not for me.

I get very small amounts of smoke and it just tastes like coals and hookah really. Right now im using Poker QL coals. Tried with smaller amounts of shisha so it wouldn't burn to the top. Made no difference. I'm using just one coal. Which used to work like a charm in the summer. i used to have a tin foil poker thing which made a perfect pattern every time. But i lost that at a party.

I'm going to try with as many coals as i can fit on my bowl today. My bowl is a 1/4" deep Egyptian. Any specific patterns i should use?
I'm getting desperate here

Okay, what it sounds like here is you are packing too much tobacco into the bowl. I DEFINITELY RECCOMMEND AGAINST PUTTING AS MANY COALS AS YOU CAN GET ON YOUR BOWL. That's just going to end with you getting violently ill and possibly making a trip to the emergency room. The shisha you are using might be expired, so that might be the case. Foil patterns, really doesn't matter. I think what is going on is that you aren't letting your coals get completely hot. And when you were making mushroom clouds back in the summer, it sounds like you might have been burning the shit out of it.

Final suggestions: 2 QL coals on the edge. Poke a good amount of holes (3 rings or so), let the coals sit for a while to make sure they are RED hot when you put them on the bowl. Hopefully this will help.


P.S.- I would suggest some natural coals and a single coil burner (like a stovetop burner with coils.).
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Old December 12th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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I'l try that. I'l even try to take some pictures so you can judge my bowl packing
Dont think i can fit anymore than like 2 and an half coals on my bowl anyways.... Maybe 3
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