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Old June 1st, 2010, 10:46 AM
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well whenever i use my nats(starlights) i find that when im done smoking, i take of the tinfoil of my vortex bowl and find the toplayer of tobacco covered with ash. When i take out the gromet its covered in black wet ash. ALso the top of my stem has ash build up.

Is this bad, and does this happen to anyone ? using a vortex bowl ?

this also happens with my egyptian with those coals but not on the stem
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Old June 1st, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: ash in vortex bowl

I've noticed this too. I figure its the ash collecting in the bowl because of the holes poked in the foil.

I don't use starlights, I use coconara nats....but same thing right
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Old June 1st, 2010, 10:59 AM
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yeah pretty much. when i used ch ql or 3 king ql i dont get it. only when i use nats i get a top layer of ash build up on the tobbaco.
im worried it can be a health hazard but also could be effecting taste. i havent noticed a taste difference but yeah lol
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: ash in vortex bowl

I've noticed this too, since the holes are not blocked with tobacco, the suction is much stronger so you end up with more ash inside the bowl and on the tobacco.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: ash in vortex bowl

If it's not affecting the taste, then you have no need to worry. A few ash particles falling down through the foil won't hurt anything (you really have to worry about burning embers). If any ash makes it down the stem, it will get caught by the water.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: ash in vortex bowl

It shouldn't be a health hazard as long as there is water in your base. The ash is normal as it will get through the holes and the suction will pull it through. If you want to reduce it ash your coals more often and use the tongs to brush the ash into the tray. But the ash wouldn't be a health hazard as it is pulled into water and once it gets into the water it won't come out unless you left your hookah sitting there for a long time and everything evaporated.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: ash in vortex bowl

Same thing. Here are my theories.

Vortex bowl takes a lot of suction, so naturally some ash is going to get into the tobacco. I get it with both nats and QLS. When you smoke though, all the suction causes vibration, the vibration shakes the seared top layer and the tinfoil with the holes letting ash fall into the bowl.

As for the grommet. Mine is always wet, so when you smoke, any ash that would get into the stem through the bowl, would stick to the wet grommet, or, when i use my vortex with a windcover, the ashes will fall to the sides of the bowl and attach at the bottom there aswell.

But I can say, with a vortex, Ive never had ash in my mouth, which would suck with a huge nammor hose.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: ash in vortex bowl

The finer the ash is on the coals the more ash I get on the top of the tobacco. I have not had a problem with it yet. And the top of the stem is always ashed over when I get done with a session. Also nothing to worry about.
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