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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Default Proper screen making question

How do you make a proper screen for your hookah. I'm using heavy duty aluminum foil, poking holes with a toothpick. I am using 40mm round non quiklite coals and getting some good heat and have yet to get a good burn to my al fahker orange.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Sounds more like a heat management problem to me. The hole pattern in the foil seems to be more personal preference. Try breaking your coals in half before you light them so you can spread out the heat some.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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thanks but i already tried it. I'm not working with a huge bowl. I've got a normal sized 18'' hookah bowl. so just the whole coal should be sufficient. I dunno but im wasting perfectly good shisha.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Proper screen making question

You might want to try adding a coal, or putting a wind cover on to trap the heat and direct it towards the bowl. Hole patterns don't really matter much, but the general way to do it is 2-3 rings of holes with one in the middle, maybe more if you use a smaller needle to poke with.
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How big is the bowl?
How many/how big are the holes?
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Old December 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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You need to explain what the problem actually is.

Are you getting no smoke? Harsh smoke? No flavor?
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Old December 20th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Proper screen making question

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How do you make a proper screen for your hookah. I'm using heavy duty aluminum foil, poking holes with a toothpick. I am using 40mm round non quiklite coals and getting some good heat and have yet to get a good burn to my al fahker orange.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Are you sure they are 40mm round non-quicklites? I would place a half of the coal on each side of the bowl, maybe even three halves on the bowl.
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thanks but i already tried it. I'm not working with a huge bowl. I've got a normal sized 18'' hookah bowl. so just the whole coal should be sufficient. I dunno but im wasting perfectly good shisha.
guys you missed the problem. his bowl is WAAAYYY too big!
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Old December 21st, 2009, 01:03 AM
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i always use foil. don't like using the screen very much. screen seems to let too much air into the bowl and the tobacco doesnt smoke as well.
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