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Old February 29th, 2008, 01:54 AM
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Hello, I'm new to the hookahpro community, and after reading some of the posts, my general impressions are that people here are very helpful, and also, full of knowledge!
I started smoking hookah about a year ago, when my girlfriend bought me a hookah for my 25th birthday. Since then, I've been tasting several kinds of shisha, and I can say my favourites are AW 5 stars, AF white grape, AF mint, Romman sweet melon, AW after nine, and several others.

I just bought 2 flavors of SB, Raspberry and Irish cream.
I bought the Irish cream after reading several reviews, but I can honestly say I'm not getting a flavor that's even a bit like the smell of the tobacco. I'm certain I'm doing something wrong, my guess would be heating problems.
I'm using Romman lemmonwood coals, ice cubes and water in the base... etc.

Does the SB Irish cream shisha should taste like it smells?
Or am i doing something wrong?

By the way, I just ordered a pack of Exotica coal, should arrive this monday. Which would be the ideal setup for smoking SB Irish cream with Exotica and get full flavor?

Thanks.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:04 AM
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welcome buddy! I don't really post that much.... But yes, the members here have been very nice and always helpful. And funny too.

To answer your question to the best of my ability, SB Irish Cream tastes like it smells, its one of my favorite flavors ever. Tastes just like Bailey's (which is the only thing I drink). It's more than likely just heat management problems. The Exoticas you ordered are some of the best coals out there, and they should help.

I set up using three pieces of exoticas, placed in loose triangle around the edges of the bowl. I poke three rings of holes in my bowl, and thats it. Usually does the trick.

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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:05 AM
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Hmm well there are many shishas when it doesn't taste like what it smells. i cant help you there cuz I've never tried that SB flav :P

DId you wash your hookah and hose (IF it IS WASHABLE). When a hookah isn't clean, it can really impart the taste when you smoke. Just clean it out with: water, dishwashing soap, lemon, vinegar and it usually really works.

+1 on AF grape! Has to be one of the best flavs ever!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:11 AM
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i just tried starbuzz irish cream and yeah it taste like it smells.. one of my new favorite flavors... it may be the coals or like they said it may just need cleaned but i wouldnt use dishsoap.. lemon juice and baking soda will do the trick
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:18 AM
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watch hookahpro videos on set up and cleaning. They're just about all you need.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:35 AM
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Welcome Dextro!

We seem to like a lot of the same flavors! I have some Irish Cream left, and it was very enjoyable! I think you may be using to much coal? OR not letting the coal get nice and hot and then ashed over before using. Have you had a chance to look at the setup and cleaning vids?
Cleaning Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvqnpUcEJ-8
Cleaning Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0VRJp0DUUY
Hookah Setup - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BCJ1xOQTE

Try doing a good cleaning of your hookah first. Then after it is freshly cleaned and thoroughly dried, try resetting up your hookah using the Hookah Setup Guide. Pay particular attention to letting the coals just sit on top of the outside of the bowl for a few minutes before hitting the hose!

Let us know how it goes ..
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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Get rid of those Lemonwood Coals.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 11:32 AM
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you can always try this way to get a good taste:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCV4JJOj_-c
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:34 PM
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I will try to clean my hookah as in the video, and see how it goes.
I appreciate your help, as I do love my hookah, it helped me qutting cigarrettes.
I used to smoke 2 packs a day, so when my GF gave the hookah, I couldn't taste it to it's full extent.
After 2 weeks of quitting, I could taste many of the flavors, and as it happens, I'm a "dessert freak", I love sweet flavors.

Thanks again for your replies.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:13 PM
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Its nice having you hear! I used quick light coals when I first started smoking. When I got exotica coals i'd never go back hehe. that being said I think a little time prepping like cleaning, poking the holes ect... will make a world of a difference.

As far as shisha smelling like it tastes. I think it happens at times but I don't really expect it on every brand or flavor.

Checking out some videos on youtube would be great. The ones from SamB, Sammi, and dmc are very helpful.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:40 AM
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the exotica's are a good buy, they are, in my opinion, the best naturals out there.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:43 AM
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+1 one on the exoticas! They are probably one of the BEST coals I have ever yet to try!

I can't wait till the new and improved batch comes out...I know its gonna be unbeatable lmao hehe
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