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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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I use a windcover everytime i smoke. It makes my heat management easier, and heats the whole bowl so the glycerine at the bottom of the phunnel starts to vaporize in larger quantities.

i have two hookahs i normally use, a JandR 29" Syrian, and a Mya Acrylic 22" from H-S. I have been told smoke temperature is affected by many things, including hookah height (which i don't necessarily believe is true).

So used a windcover to smoke out of both of my hookahs. After about half an hour, i noticed the smoke in the Mya getting noticeably overly warm. I was moving the hookah over a couple inches, so i grabbed the Stem right under the tray and the base and lifted it. I had to pull my hand back in pain. The stem was VERY hot, much too hot to touch for over 2 seconds. I use 2-3/4 of an Exotica stick everytime i smoke, so there is a good amount of heat going.

SO i set up my Syrian, and started smoking out of that next. I used the windcover, smoked for about half an hour with 3/4 an Exotica like in my previous bowl, and then i tested the metal right below the Tray. It was cool. I kept smoking. I tested it again at about 45 minutes. Still cool. I kept smoking, tested it at about an hour and 20 minutes. Cool. The windcover had been on this whole time i had replaced the coals at about 50 minutes, but the phunnel was BLAZING hot.

This is just one more reason to buy a brass hookah.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Stainless Steel + Brass

Hey Zen..how many times have you had to say, "I told ya so" ? LOL.

Hows the Syrian btw? Still going strong I hope?
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Old January 7th, 2008, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Stainless Steel + Brass

Interesting find. I have a Mya mini Acrylic (I believe 13inches) and the stem has never gotten hot to the extent that you described. As a matter of fact, the stem has never even gotten warm. The bowl is always blazing hot obviously, but I've never had a stem turn hot...weird
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Old January 7th, 2008, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Stainless Steel + Brass

It's not just a Brass hookah that deflects heat. My old Egyptian (33") wouldn't get hot no matter HOW many coals on it. The inner core was brass, but the outter was steel. And my 22" Egyptain (steel only) gets slightly warm under the tray, but not hot enough to burn.

I think it's more of the heigh - longer stem allows the heat to dispurse more. Plus ALUM does conduct heat like a (beep), so that could be adding to the issue with the Bamino.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 05:31 PM
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No doubt that the heavier, thicker the stem the better it will cope with heat and the longer it will hold to regular washing and use. Still, Samm is right that height has a lot to do with it so you can count on having issues with smaller rigs that simply don't matter when you go with a full sized set up.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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Dude at times I think you are a walking vendor billboard lol Give it a rest ok, we understand you love J&R Syrians and hoses and all that.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Dude at times I think you are a walking vendor billboard lol Give it a rest ok, we understand you love J&R Syrians and hoses and all that.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:06 PM
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I don't recall mentioning any maker/vendor in this thread so perhaps you could point what I said here that makes me a a walking billboard for anything.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 10:58 PM
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I don't recall mentioning any maker/vendor in this thread so perhaps you could point what I said here that makes me a a walking billboard for anything.
I htink he met me? O.o
If you did, it's the only brass hookah i own, and i noticed a difference.

And on the term of hoses, Hajo asked if it was OK and i said Yes, it's great. (in Hajo's Thread)

ANyway, that's not what i was going for here.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 09:19 AM
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I don't recall mentioning any maker/vendor in this thread so perhaps you could point what I said here that makes me a a walking billboard for anything.
He wasn't talking about you, he was walking about zensilk
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Old January 12th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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You could try using one of those bowls that have the wind cover attached for your mya. That way only your bowl gets hot. I bought one for myself and the only thing getting hot is the bowl. Here is a pic of what I am talkin' about.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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that looks really nice. a possible purchase, i think.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: Stainless Steel + Brass

windscreens actually capture the heat as oppossed to dispersing it. I would think this would make for a warmer downstem, but I'm no scientist.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:34 PM
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surely it would also prolong the life of the coal, as it has nowhere to go until drawn into the hookah. and also it protects it from wind that turns it cherry colored.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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windscreens actually capture the heat as oppossed to dispersing it. I would think this would make for a warmer downstem, but I'm no scientist.
I suggest the bowl with the wind cover instead of the wind covers that cover the top of the hookah. Because it keeps the heat on the bowl and not on the tray and stem along with the bowl like other covers. I have noticed a large diffrence when I started using this bowl.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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oh yer! i suppose a lot of the heat would be wasted on the stem and tray! thanks for that!
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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: Stainless Steel + Brass

OMG i really need a new hookah and i really want to buy a 29" from JImmy but as english say "NO MONEY...NO HONEY" :P. Am saving some money now for the next order :P
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:47 PM
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im gonna buy a 100000" babe.
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