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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Default al fakher watermelon, very harsh

no matter what i do, i get a harsh taste out of it , to be honest with you i get harsh taste out of alot of al fakher falvours. need help on how to pack al fakher. way i been packing it. I sprinkle it in, then push it down so it becomes more dense. its about a cm below the rim with double foil and 2 3kings ql

p.s is theire any good tobacco to mix it with.
well atm i have nak doubled apple, nak mango and strawberyy.
aribica orange,... woul any of these be good to mix with af watermelon ?
i love the taste of watermelon just gets harsh very fast
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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

The watermelon flavor is very tricky. In that, it has such a strong flavor that you cannot taste it getting harsh. Just tinker around with the heat. The only way I can really tell if it's getting harsh is a punch in the back of the throat.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

I had the same problem with al fakher, what you need to do is to over pack it a little, it needs to be dense. I throw a crapload on to my vortex then pack it down some. Works good for me.

What bowl are you using?

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the over pack method for this was suggested to me by dakins
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:14 AM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

im using a egyptian clay bowl. and ill try that next , thanks for the help
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Old March 28th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

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im using a egyptian clay bowl. and ill try that next , thanks for the help

Al Fakher in any bowl works pretty well while touching the foil. I haven't smoked an egyptian bowl in longer than i can remember, but I scoop it into my tangiers phunnel like ice cream, a few mm over the rim, single foil, and 3 coco naras. also, if you're using the 40mm three kings, you might want to only use 1. and if you're using the 33mm, try 1.5 coals.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

I usually overpack AF as well, it works out fine.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

I've had issues with AF Watermelon in the past. I bought two different 250grams of watermelon and one smoked fine and the other was super harsh. Once Nakhla Mizo Watermelon came out I switched to that. So yeah, AF Watermelon is a gamble to me.
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

AF tends to suck 80% of the time.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

AF needs a lot of heat just to get going. Then heat management is tricky. I move it a lot. as for packing, I don't let it touch the foil. It doesn't matter what bowl you use.
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

I thought it seemed pretty harsh at first, but I just tapped it down with some napkins to get rid of some of the extra juices and I repacked the bowl and it was about 100% better.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

AF is one of my favorites, especially the watermelon. I just sprinkled it in but didn't tamp it down any. Smoked fine for me, used Three Kings coals.
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Default Re: al fakher watermelon, very harsh

i had the same issue. i just rinsed the tobacco with a lil bit of water, give it a squeeze and sprinkle into my vortex bowl. u just have to experiment to see how much flavor you'd like to keep it at.
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