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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:06 PM
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Default Had our first smoke today....some questions

Our first Hookah arrived yesterday, we had our first smoke today with it. We used Al Fakher grape tobacco which was nice (choice based on Sambooka's review-thanks!), it produced a fair amount of smoke, however, the flavour wasn't all that strong.
After we had finished and i was cleaning up i noticed that a lot of the tobacco was burnt, could this be why it didn't taste all that good? I also started to feel quite sick, i'm not new to smoking so it wasn't a newbie thing, could it be because of the burning?

Any answers would be great!!!
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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:20 PM
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Well, you may have been burning it a little hot!? How many coals? What kind of coals?

Have you watched my setup video? Check that out ... and instead of using one sheet of foil, try using two sheets of whatever brand you used. Since you are new, two sheets might provide a little more resistance to burning to hot! And remember to keep the coals on the outter edges of the bowl, and don't let the tobacco touch the foil ...

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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:23 PM
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I agree with 2 layers of foil cuz it prevents you from burning the tobacco.

Also, you might have packed it the tobacco too high and it most likely got stuck to the foil. Pack a lil less (like a lil below the rim) and don't use too many coals
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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: Had our first smoke today....some questions

double layer it for sure like sam said, if your using quick light coals start out with one and add another if the smoke is iffy. and its pretty much natural for it to look burned (at least for me it is) as long as you dont physically burn it (and believe us you would know if you burned it) its okay.

packing could also be a prob as well, too little or too much messes up the works.

thats a good and bad thing about hookahs, you have to experiment to get that perfect smoke, and you have to learn how to be consistent to have the perfect smoke everytime you throw a coal on that bowl
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I think the key is, don't put the coal directly in the middle ... put it on the most outter edges! as far on the outter edges as you can get!

If your smoke gets harsh AT ALL, clear the chamber, and move the coals ... and try again ... it is something you will learn, but takes practice, practice, practice!
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Default Re: Had our first smoke today....some questions

u shud light the coals completely red HOT .. if they are not fully lit they produce carbon monoxide and u feel sick. this happened to me few times.. use double layer, it always helps. and all the rest things that ppl said
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Default Re: Had our first smoke today....some questions

you got the "hookah sickness", which is just your body's way of telling you that you're not used to the CO in your body. I had it the first 2 times i really smoked, and after that, nothing much.
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Thanks for the info guys, really appreciate it. I will take on your advice and try again today. I'll let you know how i get on.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:14 AM
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the first time i tried hookah was at my aunty's,
i loved it so i kept hogging it after about 30 mins i felt so sick and dizzy.

the secret for that is, take some breaths and allow 02 to get into your body
that way you'll be fyn. its basically your bodys way to tell you to get some oxygen to you body

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Im not sure if this was allready said...(dont understand everything )
...but as the others said, try to use more folia(?) i always take 4 pieces...and then make many whole under the coal for better taste and just a few around for some air...
...and dont make the head full of tabacco, so there is a few space betwee, so it wont burn that fast...and i personally do some cubes of ice in my bowl, this makes the smoke more pleasurable...

...i hope i could help and didnt repeat all

...and sorry for my english :P
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Default Re: Had our first smoke today....some questions

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...and i personally do some cubes of ice in my bowl, this makes the smoke more pleasurable...
he means the base (in germany we say bowl for the base, head = bowl, shisha = hookah ^^)
just for your comprehension
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Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. Thank you so much.
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we are here to help ! ^_^
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