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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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[FONT=Verdana]It is freezing (16 degrees F) in Ohio right now. I am not willing to smoke inside but the garage is fair game and I am dying to smoke my new hookah. Do you change your strategy when smoking when it is cold? More coals, luke warm water in the vase, etc...?[/FONT]
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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

i have the same issue in NY, usually i would use 3 coals and a wind cover on a normal egyptian bowl
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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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naaaahhh, I was smoking in the snow a couple weeks ago, if anything it makes it nicer, i prefer a nice cool smoke - put some snow in the base!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

On new years eve, it was 30 degrees where i was at here in California. I had the hookah setup with 3 coals and a vortex bowl. It was going perfect all night long. The only time i used the wind cover was when the coals would start dying out and i was changing coals.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

just chuck on an extra hoody, gloves and a beanie and you are good to go!

@Squareben, snow in the base is awsome isn't it? I put loads of that bad boy in there!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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I would use warmer water. Even here in AZ it gets cold enough at night to kill your flavor.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:36 PM
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nope, i smoked with my friend on my screen porch that we wrapped in plastic the other day and it was like 25-30*f only thing is to be careful when you go to wash your rig out after let your base warm up since they like to break more easily than they should.

in fact i think smoking in cold is better cause the water stays cooler but since its not iced it doesnt hurt the flavor. idk how to explain it but i think also the cold air keeps the smoke cooler since the air is more so picking up the smoke than dragging heat to the tobacco, idk maybe not

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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

Just be careful when you wash your base because you know that egyptian glass is really crappy and it could break down really easy.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:33 PM
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NEVER put warm water in a freezing environment. basic earth science.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:02 AM
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Invest in some sort of heater for those cold midwest winters.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

I am going to try this again tomorrow (have to finish paintitng the basement tonight) I am going to use 3 Coconaras instead of 2 liek i was and may try out some starbuzz instead of nak. Was not getting much flavor withthe NAk DA. Part of the problem may be that it is only a 50g sample.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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I don't know what kind of bowl you're using but 3 cocos on starbuzz is probably too much.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:04 PM
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Snow in the base? BRILLIANT!! Wow I'm definitely gonna do that this winter.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:09 PM
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The colder the water the better, and deff nix the warm water idea as bases tend to fracture quite easily especially the Egyptian variety
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

Its been in the 20-30 degree range at night here in Oklahoma and I do the exact same as I would if it was hot out. About a month or two ago I go a wind cover which I think helps keep the coals warmer which is especially good for when its cold out.

I always use 3 ******* hookah coals and Ive been smoking strictly Fantasia as of late.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:25 PM
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i live in chicago and its about 15 to 20 degrees out here too, im usually an inside smoker but when i do smoke outside i would use only quick lights... sometimes i feel like moister could be building on the coal because of the heat and cold could be making vapors.... but i could be wrong.. usually two three kings ql works.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:40 PM
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moisture building on the coal?? its burning over 500*f water boils at 212, moisture cant condense at that hot

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may i suggest STRONGLY not to put snow in the base. all the bad emissions from cars and other pollution is PACKED in each flake. so you could only imagin how bad it would be on your lungs.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:16 PM
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may i suggest STRONGLY not to put snow in the base. all the bad emissions from cars and other pollution is PACKED in each flake. so you could only imagin how bad it would be on your lungs.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:08 AM
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may i suggest STRONGLY not to put snow in the base. all the bad emissions from cars and other pollution is PACKED in each flake. so you could only imagin how bad it would be on your lungs.
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and for that matter stop breathing the air outside too. : P
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:31 AM
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16 above zero?? thats sounds nice actually lol...its 16 below zero here in MN
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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-16 F Very nice. We sometimes get there but only for a day or 2 a year. It is a balmy 26 today.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: hookah in the cold

If u have an ice chamber put dry ice with Isopropyl achahol in the chamber it will get nice and cold but do not put it in the base with the water it will freeze the base and might crack just put straight water with normal ice
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:59 PM
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took out my trusty KM over the weekend in - 24 degrees (celcius) here in Toronto over the weekend....kept the base inside a big plant *** to keep it away from the snow in case is couldn't handle it. 3 coco noras and good ol' Nakhla DA.....nice session...now if i can only convince my sissy buddies to brave the cold too.....i let the base warm up before washing just in case it cracked....
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