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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:16 PM
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Have shisha that is a few years old. Looks good, smells good but I was wondering if anyone knew how long shisha will last...

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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:20 PM
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I have some tobacco that is almost three years old. Still fine. Modern tobacco has glycerin and sometimes honey in it which are preservatives.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 12:00 AM
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i had some AF that was over a year gone still smoke perfect.
if you were to buy tobacco from a shop that was say 3 years old you would still smoke it it really does not make a difference as long as its stored well
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Old February 6th, 2010, 05:46 AM
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Default Re: Shelf Life

As for shelf life, I've heard that once you open it, it'll stay ok for about 6 months.
Unopened, though, it can last for years.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 07:28 AM
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Smoked out of date AF a few time even by 6 years and the grape was great.
Not sure how other brands hold up though
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Old February 6th, 2010, 10:31 AM
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i had some nakhla that was 1-2 yrs old and still smoked just as good as new, although like kalutika said i think the juicier tobacco wouldn't taste as good
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I figured as long as it doesn't dry out it should be fine. I think all my shisha has been opened but it is all stored well so I'm sure it will be ok.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I have some Prince chocolate dated 2005 and it smokes very well and is delicious.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I think expiration dates is an easy con to get consumers to throw out perfectly good things to purchase new ones with future dates. I have had milk a week after it's date and it tasted fine, same with shisha. I truly think it's just a ploy to get people to buy more. I know people who throw out perfectly good things (food included) just because the date told them to. It's a shame! I saw we start a science project and see if we can tell the difference between popular flavors and brands before and after expiration date. Let's stop this madness ONCE AND FOR ALL! HIP HIP HOORAY!
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with food you can always freeze it, get it out the freezer months after its expiration date and it'll still taste fine.. not sure you could do that with shisha lol.. Nyxxie I nominate you to test and try that.. let us know how it goes lol
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http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14754

Look at the ages of the different Blends by Blend no 3 depending upon the age (3,5 or 7 years)
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Old February 6th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Should be fine
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like kalutika said i think the juicier tobacco wouldn't taste as good

I did?
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Old February 7th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Great question! I have plenty of tobacco that is a few years old. As long as you have stored it properly (air tight) it should be fine. Just give it a wiff!
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I think expiration dates is an easy con to get consumers to throw out perfectly good things to purchase new ones with future dates. I have had milk a week after it's date and it tasted fine, same with shisha. I truly think it's just a ploy to get people to buy more. I know people who throw out perfectly good things (food included) just because the date told them to. It's a shame! I saw we start a science project and see if we can tell the difference between popular flavors and brands before and after expiration date. Let's stop this madness ONCE AND FOR ALL! HIP HIP HOORAY!
milk is different. They producers have to account for people who may leave it out for hours or forget the cap or other stupid things. Not only that but I have heard rule of thumb that milk is usually 'good' for up to a week past expiry date.
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What everyone else said. Nakhla may need revitalization through some glycerin or something though.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 03:31 PM
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milk is different. They producers have to account for people who may leave it out for hours or forget the cap or other stupid things. Not only that but I have heard rule of thumb that milk is usually 'good' for up to a week past expiry date.
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What everyone else said. Nakhla may need revitalization through some glycerin or something though.
The expiration dates on food is actually the sell by date. They food is still plenty good and will still be fine and edible long after that date passes. Long enough for it to be consumed at an average rate. It's the last day that they can legally SELL it to a customer.
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what is the best way to store shisha once you have opened the package? is refrigeration a good idea?
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what is the best way to store shisha once you have opened the package? is refrigeration a good idea?
Nope. A fridge works on a condenser coil. It cools by condensing the air and thus draws moisture out of it. That is why the food in the fridge dries out so much. It will do the same to the tobacco.

I just keep everything sealed in ziploc bags and plastic containers with good seals. Room temp and out of direct sunlight will treat you just fine.
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