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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:59 AM
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Should the shisha sizzle when i put the coal on the head? this may be the reason why my bowls taste like charcoal towards the end but i was wondering.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:01 AM
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it does for me too when i throw one on, im pretty sure its just the juices starting to cook up. nothing serious
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:01 AM
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It is normal to hear sizzling sounds...but there is a chance you are burning the shisha

You are probably packing it too high. You wanna "fluff" or "sprinkle" the tobacco into the bowl. If you wanna learn how to pack it right..Watch my "how to" hookah vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XrOTJq1SR0

Oh yeah, BTW...If it tastes like charcoals towards the end...That means your bowl is completely done.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:25 AM
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thanks guys.
its a really shallow head and im used to bigger ones so i prolly am overpacking it.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:52 AM
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Absolutely normal. Like the others said it's the juices heating up. I don't think there's much chance of burning it unless you overpacked it. Drier shisha (Nakhla, Pharaoh's and Cleopatra) doesn't sizzle. Only the juicier stuff sizzles.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:15 PM
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I usually think if it sizzles really loud, it's burning, if it isn't too loud, then it's okay. just make sure the foil isn't touching any tobacco.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:13 PM
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I do believe the sizzle is normal as well. I only get it the first time I lay coals down. After that its fine.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 12:18 AM
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yeah its not really loud and only at first.
on a side note, i cured the burning problem. it was too thin foil so i doubled up and now im great. bowls are lasting 1.5 hours instead of 30 minutes
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Old March 21st, 2008, 12:33 AM
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Yes it's normal... as long as you're not getting harsh smoke, then you're fine. If you get harsh smoke, it means you're burning the shisha due to overpacking, too much heat, etc...
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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:12 PM
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Wolf...are you using regular store bought foil when you double it up? I'm using the round hookah foil, someone told me not to use regular foil?
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Wolf...are you using regular store bought foil when you double it up? I'm using the round hookah foil, someone told me not to use regular foil?
there is no difference between hookah foil and regular foil. They both do the same thing.
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there is no difference between hookah foil and regular foil. They both do the same thing.
+1 on that. Been hearing hookah foil is a lil too thin and it also doesn't fit over some bowls. Plus it is like $2-$3 for only 100 foil sheets while a huge roll of foil is way cheaper imo
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i dnt thik in nothing bad mine do that to n its still tast good
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Cool...thanks for the info...will try regular foil next time. Got tons of it...us poor people wrap everything in foil!
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:21 PM
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yeah i'm using store brand generic foil. it was on sale for 50 sq. ft. for $1.50 but it was uber thin so now i double or triple it depending on the bowl
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good idea there bud. i have 2 packs of 40 mm golden king quick light coals and the first time i used one it literally burn a hole through the foil. we didnt know why it was so damn harsh and when we went to ash the coal wouldnt ya know?! lol

i was using heavy duty renolds too, from now on when using those i double and cut the suckers in half
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Default Re: quick question

it shouldnt sizzle normally ...
i think you have to much tobacco in the bowl ... there must be a distance between the alu foil and the tobacco (0,5 - 1 cm). then the tobacco cant scorch and should taste much better
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