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Old April 18th, 2010, 01:54 AM
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Default can you use natrual fire amber/coals from a bonfire

well i did and im living lol., but .i would like to know is that unhealthy.
i used the amber/peice of lit wood as coal, all natrual no chemicals or anything? is that wrong or is it safe ?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:01 AM
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as long as the wood that was used for the fire isnt processed wood, like lumber scraps its fine.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:07 AM
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you should be ok man.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 06:34 AM
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I've never tried natrual fire coals before.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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As mentioned above, as long as you are using good deadwood, not processed lumber and such, which has multitudes of chemicals added, or at least could have. Also make sure the wood you use is good and dry, not fresh because the sap in the wood will burn and could taint your shisha flavor considerably, depending on the type of wood ur using. Smoke happy.

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People had to use somethin' before 'hookah coals' were invented!
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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:59 PM
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I would also probably never use a pine wood with pine resin. I know not to cook with it so I can't imagine it could be OK to smoke with it as well...but what the hell do I know I get CCNs for $2.70 a kilo over here.
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Yo Try it out. I should work. Let us know how it turns out if you do happen to try this little Experimentation.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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I would also probably never use a pine wood with pine resin. I know not to cook with it so I can't imagine it could be OK to smoke with it as well...but what the hell do I know I get CCNs for $2.70 a kilo over here.
2.70 dollars?!?!?! where do u live
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there are a few woods that are more exotic and of course the poison ivy, poison oak, etc family but for the most part as long as its fully glowing anything volatile in it should have been off gassed by that point

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it smoked good, only problem is that they dont last long but eh when your at a bonfire why waste good coals when you pretty much got an endless supply of hookah
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Major ash, short life and only safe if using properly dried hardwood. I suggest grabbing a bag of natural hardwood charcoal and dump a couple in the fire from time to time. It will give you a constant supply of longer lasting charcoal.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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U can.... I would not...
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I have to try this for myself.. Im trying on the weekend and going to post back weather it changes flavour and how long the coals last.. alost cheaper then buying charcoal thats for sure..

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I tried this last weekend...it worked like a dream!
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People had to use somethin' before 'hookah coals' were invented!
hmm i thought they just used hot air.....lol j/k they actually used arange from packes hay balls to charcoal made from flash burning wood, and lighting the tobbacco directly from a piece o fwood from a fire... they would set i tdirectly onto the tobbacco and herbs and not use foil!! where my hsuband i sfrom many stil put the coal right on the tobbacco or herb some use foil and others a hookah chimeny!! i prefer to put the coal right on th etobbacco and let it burn... its a bit harcher at first but once it settles it gets soo smooth an dwhen they top is black just flip the tobbaco and expose th efresh stuff and put the coal to that!! oh an daint no body ever died from useing alil piece of natural wood for a hookah in apinch!!
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2.70 dollars?!?!?! where do u live
could they be talkin bout pounds? i just got my 3 boxes that cost me 47 bucks to get and i just ordered them saturday!! with the holiday and all thats pretty fast and pretty cheap for 324 coco nara coals!! with my other kanara coconut coals that will all last me ayear!!
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yeah, it works... just not all that well =/

i've done it a couple times, but it always becomes this heat management juggling game, fixing or exchanging the now dead coals every minute or two. really not worth your time IMO. bonfires are great for lighting Nats or QL's, though. but you'll probably want some longer tongs (or a handy stick or something) for retrieving them... the short ones just don't cut it for reaching into a fire.
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hummm this have been a very informative and interesting thread! Thanks for all the info and advice guys.
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Default Re: can you use natrual fire amber/coals from a bonfire

Well everyone covered everything
There not all that efficient though,
but if youre taking them from a bonfire theyre already lit and you have like an endless supply so it all works out, and your outside so the ash mess aint a problem
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definately tell me how this works out
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definately tell me how this works out
He did tell us... "well i did and im living lol"
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