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Old May 28th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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Default Coal Opinions From Everybody!?

What are some of the brands you have tried?

What ones were outstanding! What ones flopped?

What ones will you use again??!?

1. I stated out with some jap coals, not sure of the name, but they worked pretty well.
2. Next I tried Golden Quick Lights, and although I like them, I mainly use them for places that I won't have access to a stove.
3. Also tried some 3 eagles jap sticks, not bad.
4. and some "easy lites" jap sticks, again not bad.
5. Then I bought some Baroody at a middle easter cuisines for cheap, and I love this "style" right now! I guess you call them finger coals?
6. I haven't used them yet, but I am buying some coconut coals from smiley tomorrow, along with some other things...looking forward to trying them!

So what about you all?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Coal Opinions From Everybody!?

Since I am liking the finger coal/formed style of coal, I was wondering if there is a premium brand, in your opinion, that you use all the time..just let me know in the bottom of your thread or something...or just pvt me, to keep this thread on track...

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Old May 28th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Only coals ive ever used is three kings lol

i really wanna try some natural coals
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Old May 29th, 2007, 03:25 AM
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Japenese Silver Light coals.

Great coal, lighted with a blowtorch, ensure you blow off all the silver coating
once they are glowing nice and red.

Last a good hour. Keep an even heat. no taste. And Cheap!

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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Coal Opinions From Everybody!?

I really enjoy starting off (if I am lazy) with a QuickLite coal and then using Japanese coals stacked on top of the QuickLight for the remainder of the session.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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Silverlights are not without the need for work. But it's worth it in the end.

For the constant heat they are great. And they kinda go like duracell batteries. They stay good until the last embers then they die quick. Which is a good thing.

Japense Silverlights FTW!

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Old May 29th, 2007, 10:53 PM
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I like Smiley's Coconut Coal,All of the Starlight Charcoals:Fingers,Silver Coated, and 33mm Quicklights. Also all of the Three Eagle Charcoals: 40mm, 33mm Quicklights, Silver Coated Charcoal. In my own opinion.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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I started out with Nour brand finger style coals. They work real well.

But my absolute fav is the silver japanese coals. You just can't go wrong with them.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:23 PM
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I started with 3 kings, moved on to nats(which I still have on hand at all times,AF or abu abdo)but right now I'm stuck on the abu hitam japanese silvers sticks from al Saud(saudi arabia).
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:52 PM
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i always used 3k up until not long ago when i tried some taru qls, and those SUCK! goldens came along next and they werent that bad. since trying exoticas i have become stuck on them, and unless a situation calls for a ql they will prolly be all i use
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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:37 PM
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Started off with Golden something, wasn't a bad quick light

Then I got some of the Al Ajdad, those were VERY ashy.

Then got some japs, which worked out nice.

Then I got some exoticas, and I have to say these are some great coals.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: Coal Opinions From Everybody!?

I used Akhla QL's. These are by far the best QL out there.

Now I use Exoticas. I have made them my goto coal.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 11:10 PM
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Started with Golden QL from H-S cause they came with the hookah.
Then I tried vivi-coals out....
Then i had a Jap Coal binge.
Then i went back to strictly Golden QL.
And now i only use Exoticas ever since i got my coil-burner from Mahir.
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Default Re: Coal Opinions From Everybody!?

tried golden and they sucked so didnt like them, bought a roll at the OC fair in cali of something that where "3 crowns" so the 3k knockoffs and i tried it once then just put them all in a pile and burned them. what i use now has been the japanese silver tabs, most any natural bulk coal, or exoticas.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 12:49 AM
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If convenience is necessary, then you can't go wrong with Three Kings or Golden Coals... For the hassle that's involved with Natural coals, I think I'll just stick with quicklights for now until I move out and get my own place. Both of these quicklight brands do not affect the flavor of a session in a negative way, so I'll continue to use them for as long as I have to...
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:32 AM
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It seems that everyone here that has tried the Japaneses coals switched over to the Exoticas. What sets the Exoticas apart from the rest? I am going to have to order some to see what the fuss is all about. I just bought some Sultan brand Japanese charcoal today and I just gotta say that this is my favorite brand of Japanese coals yet.

I don't intend on stepping on toes here but I don't know why anyone would consider using QL coals after using any other kind. They burn out so quick and they make the entire room smell nasty. It is like choosing McDonalds over a gourmet restaurant. Sure they are quick but is it worth sacrificing quality?
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Default Re: Coal Opinions From Everybody!?

whats good about exotica's is that they are natural coals just crushed and then put through an extruder to make square coals so they dont move while you have them on your hookah. they have very very very little to no taste at all. they burn for a long time
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Old December 18th, 2007, 03:04 AM
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I just used some free exoticas and I am in love. I don't think I'll go back to japanese tabs anytime soon...and they are really not that much of a hassle at all.

Only bad part was that I grabbed one with my tongs and it exploded, with a rather large chunk hitting my arm and it hurt like HELL.
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What are some of the brands you have tried?
I've used 3 Kings, Sultan Japanese Tabs, Goldens (33m & 40m), 3 King knock-offs, Starbuzz Natural Coal, Romman Lemon Wood Natural Coal, Smiley Coconut Coals, Dynimite Fingers, Exotica Fingers, and Ankla QL's.

What ones were outstanding! What ones flopped?
The best so far in QL form have been Goldens (either size) and Ankla's. I love pre-formed coal fingers - Dynimites are good, Exotica's take the cake hands down.

I've only used 1 brand of JST, but after experiementing with other types, I probably won't bother trying other brands. I like natural coals, but dislike the shape/forms they come in and the difficultly they can be in using them. Smiley coals work nice, but suffer the same issue of shape as naturals, plus i never get to reuse them, so they are more of a waaste, then helpful. The 3 King's knock-off's ruined my like of most QL's, but Goldens. I'll only use 3K's if I can't find anything (then I rather go without).

What ones will you use again??!?
Golden QL's (33m or 40m), Ankla QL's and Exotica's. I want to try a few more brands, namely Nours, Starlites and Golden's Japanese Tabs, but I'm happy with the brands I've found so far.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 11:54 AM
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A bag sitting in my Uncles Cafe has to be the best coal i've ever had. Have no idea how he got Nakhla Coal in the UK but it was heavenly when they lit it up properly,the grape we had it with was made that much better, just could've done with nicer weather! lol

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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:07 PM
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o yeah i forgot i have some vivi coal left. not bad at all. burns hot as hell and has no smell or taste at all when lit all the way. they are very comparable to exoticas except the bigger pieces last a bit longer than exoticas
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