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Old March 17th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Hey guys, i just bought these coals today from a shop. Anyways i tried smoking them today and it had some chemical taste... I also didnt really ask/remove the silver coating when i smoked it.. after awhile the coating was removed after 10mins of smoking. The shisha tasted normal but mixed with some chemical taste. Anyways these are some pics. Tell me if you've heard of it and also maybe your experience? Im scared to smoke them again and it would be sad to just throw them away.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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never heard of it myself, but i would say its a good idea to leave them on your burner a while longer till the silver burns off more, something tells me if it came off after 10 minutes you prob weren't supposed to smoke it.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Follow BuzzHookahs advice and be careful. When I was a Hookah Noob I didn't light my coals all the way and got huge headaches from charcoal!
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Old March 18th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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I lit the coals properly, no taste, no smell. BUT its fucking hot. like it burnt my HD alluminium foil. clouds were huge. Taste wise was fine. but the session lasted for like 15 mins. Flavours burned out by then/taste harsh. How can i keep my sessions to last longer? Im using AF flavours
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Old March 18th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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I lit the coals properly, no taste, no smell. BUT its fucking hot. like it burnt my HD alluminium foil. clouds were huge. Taste wise was fine. but the session lasted for like 15 mins. Flavours burned out by then/taste harsh. How can i keep my sessions to last longer? Im using AF flavours
How many coals were you using? Sounds like too much heat to me.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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2 small tablets like 1 stick hast 3 i broke off 2 and placed them on. i find that 1 is not enough and to break 1 tablet into halves would be extremely difficult as they are pretty dense.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Those pieces seem really large. My silver q/l (hookahology) come 4 to a stick. I use two on a regular bowl at a time and it gives off good heat. I use a wind cover to help manage and keep them going longer when they get smaller.

Make sure the silver is burned off. They taste horrible w/ they are not fully lit. They may seem ready to go but they are not.

PS- Coals break easier when they are lit. I light mine then take a knife and "whack" them in half. I used to do this on my burner until I realized this also cracks the metal and causes them to warp... So now I place them in a spoon/ladle holder (the thing you place your ladle spoons in when making food, so you don't lay it on the counter). I have a dedicated knife and ladle holder for this. Takes a little practice to not have them shatter, but once you get the hang of it you can split them into smaller pieces in one chop and you're good to go. *This is also how I break my exotica naturals into half's from their prescored 1/3 pieces, since I find AF doesn't need much to scorch it*

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Old March 19th, 2010, 09:07 AM
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i know. but like 1 piece of charcoal itself is able to burn marks in my alluminium foil. so what should i do?
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