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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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Default HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

It will take you a few times before you get this perfect this is how i found to use the correct amount of shisha.

I normally smoke for no more than an hour so, to find out the correct amount of tobacco i did this.

1. Place a specific amount in the shisha eg 2 mm off the top of bowl.

2. when you have finished smoking your shisha(for me an hour), take the coals off STRAIGHT AWAY to create further burning.

3.Wait for bowl to cool down then check how much unused(wasted ) tobacco there is at the bottam, if there is alot and only the top is burnt, your using to much, so next time you make a bowl decrease the amount.

4. Eventually you will get to the point where you take the tin foil off the bowl to see pretty much all the tobacco burnt with only a slight 2mm layer of coloured wet tobacco at the bottam.

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If you shisha tastes of charcoal before you want to stop smoking, then put more tobacco in next time.

comments welcome

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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

i did this awhile back actually. it became more of a hinderance than it was worth i think. if you smoke shorter sessions like that, try and find a bowl you can underpack well. personally I think you can underpack any bowl, its just a different packing method. my vortex if my best friend for that reason alone. Ill pack something for about a 30 min session in my vortex. if you pack it extra fluffy it'll bake the whole thing and your not wasting it at all. Ive packed probably down to 10-15g in a vortex and its killer. my vortex holds about 35g btw
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

i use a votex, packed hard under holes in spire then fluffy on top. smokes for about 1.5 hrs.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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i have different sized bowls, that last different amounts of times
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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

i smoke for about 30-45 mins.. I use 1 coal till its done.. I found the best amout of shisha for this is around 10 grams..

works perfect for me with rarely any waste.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:04 AM
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smoke ez thats very similiar to what i do maybe a touch more, and with 2 coals, but iguess it depends on what coals you use, as i use loggs most of the time so need 2, this post was meant more for newbies who waste alot, not you pros,

what bowl you using smokey ?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

i smoke for 1-2 hours and put the coal right on the tobbacco and half way through i flip the tobbacco (lik ea burger patty) and put the coal back on and flip it about to make sure every bit is used!!
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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

tis a good concept, I really hate to clean my bowl and find any good shisha. I fins though that if i dont pack it high enough i dont get as much flavor, so to me a little wasted is not really wasted cause it helps bring out the awesomeness.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

some people will just take the burned part off and pu tthe bowl in th efridge for anothe rsession!! ive done this it actually works i hope to get my vortex soon so i can use some foil again!!
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Default Re: HOW TO minimize shihsa tobacco waste.

Awesome. Doed layers of foil make a difference though?
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Using the overpack method I use I get 1.5 to 2 hours out of a bowl. I usually smoke through a whole session on two or three coconaras and get the totally used up tobacco presentation. Smoke happy.

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seems pretty simple
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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hmm my solution is that my friends and I smoke so much from one bowl we go till it hurts. haha....yea were dumb but thats how we never waste shisha
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if i only want to smoke a little ill just under pack my clay Egyptian
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I use my http://www.crownhookahs.com mini funnel and never have to worry about a thing beyond that. It's pretty impressive how little tobacco is used.
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just buy a small sized bowl... i recommend the one-coal-bowl from crown hookah
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Thanks for the tips.
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you could just flip it and chuck away the old foil with the burnt shi sha attached to it, then refoil what you flipped.
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nice, very helpful
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