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Old December 27th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Hi everyone,
I am fairly new to Hookah and I bought my first hookah last week, so far I've been able to smoke three times. I've noticed from smoking three times is that I get this harsh smoke after 30 minutes. So I tried removing the coals and then putting it back on. The smoke almost makes me cough, perhaps due to ashes? I am using 3 CH naturals, egyptian bowl and Nakhla Fakfakhina Mixed Fruits. I am smoking from a KM 31" Kafae. I also have noticed that there is lot of ashes that falls into the bowl, and the holes arent big at all, I use toothpick. So any advice would be appreciated.

On a side note, every time I try purging, it seems that the smoke goes out of the bowl and not the purge valve. I dont know what I can do with that.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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Are you using a windcover or no?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Are you using a windcover or no?
no I'm not using windcover.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 07:44 PM
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i have noticed CH naturals get ash in your bowl. but it doesnt really effect the taste at all
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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i have noticed CH naturals get ash in your bowl. but it doesnt really effect the taste at all
yea that is true, it does not effect the taste, however, the experience not being smooth bothers me. So I am trying to find out what I can do to really reduce that.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Smoke?

1. Nakhla is not so good.
2. Try with 2 coals
3. Use 2-3 layers of foil.
4. Make sure you clean valve and ball is not stuck, to resolve purge valve problem
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:35 PM
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sounds like you're overpacking. when you take the foil off do you see tobacco stuck to it?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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pack tobacco losely
make a pencil width hole on the middle of the bowl for a better ventilation
put 1 layet of foil, and it should work great
make sure your hookah is clean
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was the tobacco touching the foil?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:01 PM
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Try those tips Kip said, they will hopefully help solve your problem.

I always say don't overpack and learn to manage heat and you should be fine!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:34 PM
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Yea I made sure that the bowl wasnt overpacked, it was right below the rim. I have been cleaning the hookah thoroughly after my smoking sessions. But I will go ahead and use 2 coals, and clean the purge valve. I have tried the double layer foil method, but I think one layered has worked better for me.

By the way this might be a dumb question, but during a session, do you take the ball out of the purge valve or do you just keep it in there?

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Yea I made sure that the bowl wasnt overpacked, it was right below the rim. I have been cleaning the hookah thoroughly after my smoking sessions. But I will go ahead and use 2 coals, and clean the purge valve. I have tried the double layer foil method, but I think one layered has worked better for me.

By the way this might be a dumb question, but during a session, do you take the ball out of the purge valve or do you just keep it in there?
You keep it in there. Occasionally you should take out and rinse the ball to avoid sticking when you purge. The purpose of this feature is the ball closes the purge when you smoke and opens the purge up as you blow out.
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