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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Default Screens vs. foil

ok well i have been smoking hookah for about 2 months or so now... and for the majority i have been using foil as my number 1 choice but lately i have gotten a screen for free from the local hookah shop in town and i must say that i have been getting better results from the screen, a few of the differences ive notice is increased thickness in smoke and its not being burned either, and the indentation for the coal is really convenient becuase when using foil, as i inhale,, the bubbles kinda vibrate/rattle my hookah causing the coal to shift closer and closer off the bowl.. i think foil and screens are great which ever you choose is your own personal opinion but ive noticed that the screen gives me better results but thats just me?
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

That's cool...different strokes for different folks... I personally don't like metal screens. The one time I used it, it ruined my session and burned the shisha. I prefer foil any day...but if it works for you, then good for you!
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

Ive never actually tried a screen i always was under the impression that they allowed to much heat into the bowl.
Ill have to give them a chance next time i go shopping
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:15 PM
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I always use foil. When I try to use the screens it seems as if the air flows through the bowl so easy that It doesn't get hot enough. Just my opinion though.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

I like Reynolds HD foil the best. Screens holes are too big and allow too much ash to hit the shisha.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

Im a rather new hookah smoker but ive tried both screens and foil, and i prefer foil. in my opinion the screen lets to much ash through and ruins the session in my opinion. my friends that i smoke with ten to agree.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:13 AM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

I have found that screens have one great use.

When you use the foil ring betweeb 2 layers of foil, you can get some sagging. That kind of kills the reason for using the ring in the first place.

However if you put a sreen down, the ring and then foil over everything - there is no sagging.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:26 AM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

I personally like foil since I have more control over it... I am a control freak! Plus foil has a better air tightness.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:43 AM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

Foil 100%.
I tried screens and it was just a disaster. Burnt and ashed shisha, made for a not so plesant smoke.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

well i like to see all your opinions i allways thought the same thing as all you do... i dunno maybe i got lucky? i can see how the bigger holes allow too much heat? ash inside? i dunno it works for me so maybe im just lucky
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Old January 9th, 2008, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

Aluminum foil is just more versatile. You can customize your hole design to optimize your smoke. i do think screens have too large of holes, which makes them impractical for heat control reasons. Foil does not conduct heat like screens do, screens get burning hot all the way through and burn all the shisha on the top of the bowl.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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Screens mess me up, I get way better control with the foil. If you dont have the HD stuff just double up a piece and it works great!

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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

i go foil all the way unless i'm using a pyrex bowl then i use the glass screen that it came with.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

i think foil is better, as u can 'customize' the air flow as it is. you can also like only put holes around the edge to prevent burning. and from previous posts, apparently screens let too much ash through.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

Foil all the way. I tried a screen and it sucked. The holes are too big IMO
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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: Screens vs. foil

maybe one of the vendors on here should consider making/getting hold of a screen with smaller holes.

oh hello, ingenious idea here: get tho pieces of metal on a hinge that fit the shape of a regular bowl, that are two big O shapes. then you use it to clamp foil in the middle and cut around the edge, removing the foil. this way you could have however many holes you want and whatever size you want!
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