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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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I see in a lot of videos people with natural coals add 3-4 coals per bowl. I know on my bowl any more than 2 33mm QL and it is to much heat and it gets harsh. If you use natural coals will you need more of them than QL style coals? Thanks.

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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

Not necessarily. I use 1/4 of an Exotica stick for 45 minutes - 1 hour of smoking from my Egyptian clay bowl. I use 3/4 [FONT=Arial]of an Exotica stick broken into 3 pieces on a small Super Chief bowl. When I used QL's I used 2 per Egyptian bowl. So I think I use less naturals than I did QL's.[/FONT]
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:17 PM
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Not necessarily. I use 1/4 of an Exotica stick for 45 minutes - 1 hour of smoking from my Egyptian clay bowl. I use 3/4 [FONT=Arial]of an Exotica stick broken into 3 pieces on a small Super Chief bowl. When I used QL's I used 2 per Egyptian bowl. So I think I use less naturals than I did QL's.[/FONT]
I use half an Exotica Stick on my Egyptian Clay bowl. Do you do the 1 and windcover Dunkel? I find naturals to be more consistent then ql's
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the help. I may order up some naturals and see how they go.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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I use half an Exotica Stick on my Egyptian Clay bowl. Do you do the 1 and windcover Dunkel? I find naturals to be more consistent then ql's
Yes I use a windcover
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:52 PM
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Yup I use half of an exotica on most of my bowls as well. I usually use 3 pieces to start it up and then take one off when it starts to smoke good
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

Even if you needed more Exotica coals then QL's I still think it would be worth it.
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Even if you needed more Exotica coals then QL's I still think it would be worth it.
I haven't used a good quick light like a 3 kings or a golden yet so i dont really know that much about quicklights. I have always used exoticas.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:10 PM
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I haven't used a good quick light like a 3 kings or a golden yet so i dont really know that much about quicklights. I have always used exoticas.
I used my friends 3 kings since she had a lot of it and ended up giving her the left over ones back. I wasn't too impressed even though she swears on them.
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

I would take naturals any day over QL, if i could smoke all the time, without anyone on my ass, but i like QL because all you need it a lighter and a couple of blows to get it ready to heat some tobacco.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 12:51 AM
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Here is one of the videos I was talking about. He put 4 coals on the bowl. Is it because the bowl is bigger than a normal bowl?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjF8k...eature=related
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Those were Japanese silver tab type coals. They are quite a bit thinner than most naturals would be. Also he's using a Medium Funnel that's a BIG bowl that's the reason for that amount of coals.
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

u should put the amount that will work best with the setup you use.. and the best way to find out how many pieces you need is to experiment
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whenever i smoke my friend larrys (you might know him as lazrrypzlazt) we use exoticas...but ever since the drought...weve been using the last of his QL's and let me tell you...nakhla banana shisha and BBQ flavor do not go well with each other...
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

Experimentation. i always experiment, even if i've nailed the perfect setup.
for QL-i break them into halves, and use 3 halves for each bowl, that seems good.
3 is a good number.
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for QL-i break them into halves, and use 3 halves for each bowl, that seems good.
@YA-MEZ- I'd change your sig.

Do you cut them then break them? I have never boken a QL in halves before. Do you use 40 or 33mm Ql coals. Thanks.

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Old March 7th, 2008, 12:18 AM
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If you break them, you have to be careful, they can split into 4-5 pieces. I usually chop them after i light them, but you'll need to light 2 coals, and leave a half
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

yes 3 is a good number. i take a stick of exoticas, cut it into 4 pieces then use 3 of the 4 to smoke my hookah. and yea, id change your cig yamez.

btw, does anyone cut all of their exoticas when they get a new box? i thought of doing this as a way to save time because whenever i want to do a session i have to first cut the stick.
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yes 3 is a good number. i take a stick of exoticas, cut it into 4 pieces then use 3 of the 4 to smoke my hookah. and yea, id change your cig yamez.

btw, does anyone cut all of their exoticas when they get a new box? i thought of doing this as a way to save time because whenever i want to do a session i have to first cut the stick.
To hell with that! I thought about it.....but then I realized I am entirely to lazy to do so. It takes me literally about 10 seconds to score em and break em on spot. Big deal right? Not big enough for me to go through the whole box and score/break them accordingly.
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Experimentation is key! A good trick with the Quick-lights is to stack 2 of the them right in the center of the bowl and you will never have to replace them. A wind cover to lock in the heat. Three Kings work great for this.
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Experimentation is key! A good trick with the Quick-lights is to stack 2 of the them right in the center of the bowl and you will never have to replace them. A wind cover to lock in the heat. Three Kings work great for this.
I thought placing the coals in the middle of the bowl was a no no. I always was told keep it on the side of the bowl.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:11 PM
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Works really good with the 3 Kings as long as you have a nice gap between the foil and the tobacco in order to prevent scorching the tobacco. Since you are stacking the 2 coals instead of placing them side-by-side there's less surface coverage.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Well thank you for the tip. I will give it a try
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Default Re: Natural vs QL Coals

Im just using Cocobricos (i think they arent known in the usa, are they?) a cocobrico is a natural coal-cube (3cm).
for smoking hookah you need 2 of these cubes. with 2 cocobricos im smoking 1 - 1 1/2 hrs.!

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