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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:18 AM
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Default How should the water be in the vase?

I know when I smoke I like to put ice in it because it helps the burn of the smoke...but then again it doesn't even burn really but in some cases when the tobacco cashes then it helps then!
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:29 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

i usually fill up my bottle of Smart Water with sink water. i use the Smart Water bottle because it holds exactly the same amount as my hookah needs (33.8 FL OZ), lucky me!



then what i do is i stick it in the freezer for 10 minutes while im starting the coals. by then the water is chilled. i dont do the whole ice cube thing.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

have it about 1 inch above the end of the stem and thats it
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

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have it about 1 inch above the end of the stem and thats it
yup! boom is right about that! too much or too little will seriously ruin your session.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:36 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

I know how much of water mine needs but I have never tried it without ice cubs....I just do it anyways because everyone I know who smokes hookahs does it!
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:36 AM
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How? like what happens when you fill it up too much or too little?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:37 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

i use Ice cubes at time as well, whenever i'm not lazy. They make the smoke cold.

Cold feeling in your throat = heaven.

Water level:
Too little you will get no smoke, too much the pull will be too hard.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

everone you know? by being on here you know me somewhat and i havent used ice cubes in my hookah in a long time. if you fill it too little it wont work that well at the cooling really and the draw is too easy, if its too much the draw will be much harder. just remember ice cubes take up more room and when they melt they will use up more space so if you plan to use ice cubes fill it over than what you need.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

How do you know when enough is enough?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:44 AM
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1 inch above the stem like Boom mentioned. :P
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:48 AM
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

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How do you know when enough is enough?
the water should be 1 inch above the stem. and if youre still not sure, fill it up, put your hookah together, and suck on the hose, judging by how the pull is, add more water or dump out a little until you found the right medium.
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

well looked it up and i never took guess what...physics into mind. ice will displace how much water it normally would do so add your ice first, add water then until it is 1 inch above the end of the stem and you are at the perfect level.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:53 AM
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haha, i thought that was implied by saying you previously stating "1 inch above the stem".
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Old January 17th, 2008, 02:02 AM
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i was never counting ice on that just a basic thing. i read the topic not the post
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Old January 17th, 2008, 02:04 AM
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i was never counting ice on that just a basic thing. i read the topic not the post
looking back at the PYH is god thread, placing your hookah in the snow looks really tempting right now, too bad it doesnt snow in anaheim lol. if i head upto big bear however, im going to for sure bring my hookah!
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actually it can be done almost if you want. i brought 2 medium/big styrofoam boxes from work (ditched getting the really large one because it was broken) so if you want to use them we can do it. can pack it with dry ice or with lots of crushed ice and have a nice COLD session the entire time because the styrofoam will keep it cold a long time. if i can put my hookah into just one with enough room to spare you can take the extra.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 02:23 AM
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actually it can be done almost if you want. i brought 2 medium/big styrofoam boxes from work (ditched getting the really large one because it was broken) so if you want to use them we can do it. can pack it with dry ice or with lots of crushed ice and have a nice COLD session the entire time because the styrofoam will keep it cold a long time. if i can put my hookah into just one with enough room to spare you can take the extra.
i swear man, that right there is a great idea! for our first session we really should do that.
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actually it can be done almost if you want. i brought 2 medium/big styrofoam boxes from work (ditched getting the really large one because it was broken) so if you want to use them we can do it. can pack it with dry ice or with lots of crushed ice and have a nice COLD session the entire time because the styrofoam will keep it cold a long time. if i can put my hookah into just one with enough room to spare you can take the extra.
i swear man, that right there is a great idea! for our first session we really should do that.
im gonna go put them to have any smell killed then, i dont trust the crap at work for killing a sent so ill use vinegar and if that doesnt work ill use some bleach later on. i do trust it for killing anything will contaminate it because we are around meat and having raw meat touch something will not be good for fear of cross contamination. since the water and all the air intake is separate it wont matter too much that there was bleach in it before and the fact that it will be let to air out so most all if not all the bleach will escape.
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

I stopped using ice in my base because as it melted the water level rose, which caused problems. I want to find the ice cube alternatives (small plastic bags or plastic balls filled with blue ice crap) that are small enough to fit in my base.

I might just get a small bucket like a champagne bucket and put my base in it and fill it with ice. That way no matter how much ice melts I'll still have the same level of liquid in the base.
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I stopped using ice in my base because as it melted the water level rose, which caused problems. I want to find the ice cube alternatives (small plastic bags or plastic balls filled with blue ice crap) that are small enough to fit in my base.

I might just get a small bucket like a champagne bucket and put my base in it and fill it with ice. That way no matter how much ice melts I'll still have the same level of liquid in the base.
Those are some great ideas there! I don't think my base would fit in an ice bucket well though? Maybe a really big icebucket! I am going to have to look into this suggestion.
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

You will have to experiment, to determine the water level. One inch above the stem output is a good starting point. Too much water, will make the draw difficult, too little water, and you do not get enough filtration nor cooling. I bought two ice trays at a specialty shop, that instead of ice cubes, it freezes the water into 3/4 inch spheres (balls). The balls are just the right diameter to drop into the neck of the water vase. The smoke pulling through the water, makes the ice-balls "dance" and the sound produced is a pleasant "clatter", that I find very relaxing.

You can also freeze your EMPTY water vase, prior to filling it with COLD water. I have heard of individuals using a small bucket, and placing the hookah in the bucket, and then filling the bucket with ice. Good Idea.
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

o well I am goin to take all of these suggestions in consideration because I learned off of this...the only thing i did though, as i mentioned before, is put a couple of ice cubs in it...but I will remember all of this because it sounds like a good idea!
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Default Re: How should the water be in the vase?

Another consideration about water level is how much of a total airspace do you want in the glass?

Some of my Hookahs I have literally cut down the stems because I prefer less airspace in the vase, its a smoking preference.

Just something to think about. I think that makes a difference too.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 03:05 PM
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what does the airspace in the vase do to the smoke?
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I think less airspace causes the smoke concentration to be thicker.
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