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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Default Natural Coconut Barbecue Charcoal by aFire

have you guys seen this? could it be an alternative for hookahs? i haven't tried them but it says 100% natural coconut.. and is much cheaper.

$14.99 @amazon.com for 7lbs
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EYTGUG

youtube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7c9qCwui3U

amazing how i've become accustomed to paying as much as i do for "charcoal." i'm looking at my inventory and realizing what precious expensive charcoal i own.. in $10-$15 boxes? 3+ kilos of aFire for about the price of 1 kilo of hookah brand natural coals.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:57 PM
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I wouldnt risk it
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:00 PM
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I have some. They do not work very well. They are very large needing to be broken up which is not easy adn very messy. They smoke and smell when lighting, but that goes away once fully lit. They impart a bit of aftertaste, not horrible but noticeable.

They DO NOT give off any more carbon monoxide than regular hookah coals. (according to my CO monitor)

Big problem with them is they don't give off enough heat. I believe this is because they aren't compressed as densely as say a CH or Coconara. I will post a close up picture of one in a few minutes.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
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Here is a pic..
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:35 PM
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Right before John came out with the CH coals I had made a post regarding bulk coconut coals and my attempts to get samples. He just told me to wait a bit longer because I had hit on something major with some points I had made. Boy was he right. They are cheap and pretty clean but it is true that they are light and do not burn as hot. When dealing with a lot of bulk reformed coals you are dealing with varied consistency and density.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
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This store near by me has coals just like this and the owner told me, they wouldn't be any more effective than the coco's.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:31 PM
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well, that was short-lived.. lol. thanks for the responses ~

dee > appreciate the photo. the consistency seems similar but does look more likely to crumble. the aftertaste was enough to break it for me.

so have you measure how much more/less we kill ourselves with shisha than cigarettes.. with that CO meter?

btw, i like the five favorites bit you did recently! fine job on the videos.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Smoking a cigarette does not raise the ambient CO level any appreciable amount. Generally one round of 3 coals regardless of type (nat or quicklite) raises the CO level to a point that is considered just above normal (about 30ppm). A second round can raise it as high as 50 ppm which is still reasonably safe. I've seen levels as high as 75 ppm on a day of heavy smoking. Say like 4 bowls in a 10-12 hour period. This is in a closed up house with no real ventilation. My CO alarm is level/time weighted. If the level stays at 75 ppm for more than about 20 minutes the alarm will go off.

So I don't know, IMO smoking is a risky pastime regardless of the mode.

Good to hear some people like my videos, I like making them!
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