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Old May 13th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Default Be careful with new coconaras....

Since they are made a little differently now and arent fat like they used to be, they tend to be, in my experience, very wobbly, ive had them fall off of my bowl countless times. So if you don't have a windscreen, now Might be a good time to get one
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Since they are made a little differently now and arent fat like they used to be, they tend to be, in my experience, very wobbly, ive had them fall off of my bowl countless times. So if you don't have a windscreen, now Might be a good time to get one
It's always a good time to have a wind cover. My sessions would not be half as good without a wind cover. As far as i am concerned it's a necessary item.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

In my opinion, it is on of the worst things when the coals move while your smoking, i dont like windscreens though, i find they make weaker smoke, ill just use a different natural coal
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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sorry not windscreens, metal bowl covers is what i was talking about. my bad im playing COD and doing this at the same time. i use a custom wind cover with my KM because all others dont fit, so there is still room for the coals to fall. i have a metal bowl cover and it has a lip on it. this would work as well, you will just be giving up smoke.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

I just started so I don't know what the original Cocnaras are.... but I do have the Cube ones now.

They do tend to wobble but I dot see how they would fall off. Only problem I have is picking them up with my tongs because some of them are shaped Funny, but once they are on my bowl... they go no where.

is your setup on a hill or something? because thinking about it I think could put a ball bearing on top of my bowl and it not fall off, considering my setup is level and stable.

I just got windcover yesterday and it does make my carpet feel safer.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 04:11 PM
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i havent head any issue with the new coco's
i like them better
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Old May 13th, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

I really like the small coco's. I place them in from the edge of the bowl just a bit and haven't had any problems with them falling off of the bowl, even when the darned dog bumps the hookah. LOL Placing them in a bit hasn't negatively affected the moassel cook, either. It works for me, might or might not work for you. But I can certainly see how they could have a tendancy to roll off the edge if you place them near the edge of the bowl, especially when they've burned down a bit and the edges have rounded somewhat. Smoke happy.

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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

I've never experienced the old coco nara's, i've used quick lights up until recently and love the coco's. I definitely would agree wind protectors are a must for a great smoke session and heat management.

Even indoors i keep the cover handy. when the coals start to cool you can pop a wind protector over the bowl and get the clouds back up.

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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

with the new coco's I like to make a very short (1/4 inch ) foil crown...Mostly its purpose is a coal bumper in case those suckers trys to roll on me
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Thanks for the heads up ^^
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

Twoapples im trying to figure out how to craft something like that... Ive burnt the carpet a few times now with these things XD

Thats not to say these are bad coals.. Still 10 out of 10 even if my house burns down lol.
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Since they are made a little differently now and arent fat like they used to be, they tend to be, in my experience, very wobbly, ive had them fall off of my bowl countless times. So if you don't have a windscreen, now Might be a good time to get one
are you standing them on their sides that they are wobbly? Im not understanding how they are moving that much.

When I start a bowl with new coals i will stand them on their side and use a windcover till the bowl is nice and heated and then remove the windcover. once the coals begin to shrink down i lay them flat and move them to the edge of the bowl to manage the heat.
How are you placing them on your bowl?
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

BP he's talking bout the new coco's, cubed ones.
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last time i used coconaras i got terrible smoke maybe i got a bad batch but they were fully lit because they were red hot all around and they didnt last long either. ANY COMMENTS
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I used the old cocos and the new ones. I really have no issues with the new ones, although they are bigger they seem to last just as long. I havent had any issues with them rolling over (when I rotate my coals I always pick a flat side that is hot). As for harshness no issues, if you really have too much heat you can always take a hammer and screwdriver to them. I just like them that much more than lemon wood coals because they last that much longer, and you dont have to fiddle as much. imho, the new cocos are packaged much better than the old ones.

The main advantages that keep me using coconut coals over lemon or orange wood coals is that coconut coals tend to last longer, ash less, consistent size, and your hands dont get as dirty when breaking down the large pieces or just handling them (you dont even have to break em down in most instances.
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

i love coco coals, the square shape helps them stay in place
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i like coconara coals cuz of their square structure. provide it to be easier to place and be still
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

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Since they are made a little differently now and arent fat like they used to be, they tend to be, in my experience, very wobbly, ive had them fall off of my bowl countless times. So if you don't have a windscreen, now Might be a good time to get one
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Old May 15th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

Tried the new coco shape last night at a friend's place.

They're interesting. I prefer the old shape. The problem we had with them is not the rolling, though they did roll a little when someone took a big draw, but that the ones we used kind of turned into a ball (contributing to the roll). Cause of that, they didn't provide as much heat on the bowl cause the surface area was smaller.

Cause of all that, we had to light up more coals a little more often.

All in all, still a good coal, but I prefer the old shape. More surface area, more heat to the bowl.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: Be careful with new coconaras....

Exactly Special K Thats another thing I Noticed last night. The surface area of the coal actually touching the bowl was like 1 square 1/4 of an inch or less.

But as far as the coals wobbling. Like since they arent the long shape they were, were the sat down better, they tend to be top heavy, and just oblong so they never really sit right. Ill make a video tonight.
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