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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:03 AM
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Hey everyone. Today I came across a topic that I have no experience in. I wastalking to a friend who claims he knows people who like to put alcohol in the base of the hookah. They claim its gives them great buzz. I have never heard of this. As a matter of fact, it sounds a little dangerous to me. What is your opinion on using alcohol in the base of the hookah And would you try it?
Everyone Please comment because this is not my area of expertise. Thanks so much. Cheers everyone
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:08 AM
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The amount of alcohol that gets into your system is very low so there's not really any danger. The only danger is wasting your alcohol
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:17 AM
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can't imagine any real health risk. simply a waste for a base of any real size. too expensive, unless you decide to drink it after the session. let us know how that goes.....
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:34 AM
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If you put some vodka in there, i suppose it would clean the base lol
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:38 AM
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if you'd put a REALLY REALLY cheap vodka in the base, it'd be fairly inexpensive way to test your theory. I know that you can get some stuff that would be disgusting on its own, but only costs like $5. You could try that, or mix water/alcohol if you're feeling cheap.

I've never done it personally, but it doesn't sound dangerous to me.

Experiment, if you never reply on here again we'll all assume you died from alcohol inhalation. Lesson learned either way =D

On a less morose note, I'd just try it. Other people have done it, as for it getting you drunk I don't see it working. It's not as if the base liquid gets absorbed to significant levels in the first place, alcohol being 5-50% would be even less so.
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lol i happen to have a $5 bottle of vodka in the freezer right now. I might put it in the pumpkin to give it a shot now.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:41 AM
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The only danger is wasting your alcohol
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:43 AM
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lol i happen to have a $5 bottle of vodka in the freezer right now. I might put it in the pumpkin to give it a shot now.
a pumpkin would be a great tester, my KM Jumbo vase would not approve of 1/2 cup of vodka. Your pumpkin however would be sated quite easily.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:45 AM
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indeed it would, with what, like the equivalent of 4 shots or so. its really shitty so i wouldn't be completely opposed to mixing it and drinking it. broke ass college student..gotta do what you gotta do.
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Putting anything but water in your base is idiotic.
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agreed. its worked for hundreds of years. if it aint broke dont fix it i suppose.
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Putting anything but water in your base is idiotic.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:11 AM
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The reason i say it sounds dangerous is because you would be inhaling alcohol fumes for an bout an hour. Im not only thinking about the effects of it on the lungs. but also for those who exhale through the nose, it hits the brain almost immediately. thats why people who take sips of alcohol and exhale through the nose get buzzed a lot faster. It just seems like it probably might feel like it burns when u smoke with the alcohol. Do any of you experience any burning? Is it worth me trying it? Or is it a big waste? Thank you for your advice everyone.!
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Old June 9th, 2010, 05:40 AM
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I like it. but only clear liquor. vodka, silver rum, that kind of thing. captain is GROSS, the spices in it give the hookah bad flavor. and i dont use it straight. i mix about 50/50 with water. i just like the warming feeling when inhaling. and i bit of a taste is good too. wine is good to mix with water, again just for some flavor. my friends claim a buzz but i dont feel it. however, i am irish so i can more than hold my liquor.
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waste of good booze
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great comments all. i'd stick with water maybe ice from time to time.
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I like it. but only clear liquor. vodka, silver rum, that kind of thing. captain is GROSS, the spices in it give the hookah bad flavor. and i dont use it straight. i mix about 50/50 with water. i just like the warming feeling when inhaling. and i bit of a taste is good too. wine is good to mix with water, again just for some flavor. my friends claim a buzz but i dont feel it. however, i am irish so i can more than hold my liquor.
thanks this was a lot of helpful information
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Old June 9th, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Thread makes me wish there was a Cognac hookah tobacco. Mmmmm


Edit: There's a Golden Layalina Cognac. Might have to try that sometime!
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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There is a bar here that uses alcohol in the bases. Like the post ealier only way to go is clear. They also put alcohol slushies in the base. I've only had their blue one. Know it was 151 based not what flavor it was, was a little tipsy and the language barrier. It was good kept it cool and smooth.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:32 AM
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why dont we get real crazy and throw some gasoline in the base.. that would give you a great buzz.. you may die in the process, but what the hell right?

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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:26 AM
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yes put half a litre of whiskey in the base, (Edited for content), and let the adventure begin hhahaha, ive never actually tried this just souns like a recipe for the hardcore peeps
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My first recommendation would be not to do it, its not what hookah was intended for.
However if you absolutely feel like experimenting and need to really learn the hard way, I would say mix whatever form of alcohol it may be (vodka, wine, ect) with about 75% water. It can have an effect, but alcohol is meant for drinking so the effect it has probably is more unhealthy than just drinking or just smoking.

If you truly want a better hookah experience, get better tobacco, better coals, a better rig, better hose, and put some ice water in your base....i guarantee a properly set up hookah will produce a more satisfying experience than anything you could ever put in the base
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I stick with ice water, it does the trick and I really dont see how anything else is gonna make enough of a difference to make me do it all the time.
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My first recommendation would be not to do it, its not what hookah was intended for.
However if you absolutely feel like experimenting and need to really learn the hard way, I would say mix whatever form of alcohol it may be (vodka, wine, ect) with about 75% water. It can have an effect, but alcohol is meant for drinking so the effect it has probably is more unhealthy than just drinking or just smoking.

If you truly want a better hookah experience, get better tobacco, better coals, a better rig, better hose, and put some ice water in your base....i guarantee a properly set up hookah will produce a more satisfying experience than anything you could ever put in the base

couldn't have been put any better..
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Old June 9th, 2010, 12:25 PM
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i will just stick with water
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