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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:17 PM
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Hello there,

My husband (rushandroll2112) and I ordered a new hookah a while ago and it arrived yesterday. It is wonderful but we were tearing our hair out because we didn't have any tobacco to put in it! However, we trekked down to Edgware Road today and got some Al Fakher Melon, Coconut, Grape, Mint and Apple. We got home and packed all of the different flavours into separate air tight containers and then loaded the hookah with grape to find out just how nice it is. My husband is slightly disappointed because there is a lack of smoke. Any ideas why this might happen? We've moved our coals around, put more coals on, put less coals on, tried different flavours and not much is happening.

Any guidance would be appreciated

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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: Lack of smoke

your hubby started a thread already
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3079
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Lack of smoke

First, did you mix up the tobacco so the juices are even all around the tobacco?

How many holes did you make? you probably need more.

More coals! It always helps

And remember, let the tobacco heat up for a few minutes and take a few pulls and it will start smoking right
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Old March 28th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Lack of smoke

You might have underpacked the bowl. Sometimes when I underpack(hardly happens), the smoke isn't so great.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 12:53 AM
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or if the tobacco u feel is dry then just add glycerin.. plus use a windcover if u have on.. check for stem, hose and any other LEAKS... this might help.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 03:45 AM
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Thank you all We'll test it again tonight
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:02 AM
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what foil are you using?
if using heavy duty foil - 3/4 bowl full shisha, 1 layer of heavy duty foil and lots of small holes

crappy thin foil - 3/4 bowl full shisha, 2 layers of crappy thin foil and lots of small holes.

also wot coals are you using??
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:11 AM
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Oh thank you. We have crappy thin foil and I think we also have crappy coals! I bought them from ebay and I will not do that again. I think the coals may be our problem. We've built a home-made windcover, the same as Sambooka made in his youtube video and we've tried lots, figuring it's just trial and error. Can you recommend any good coals?
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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Oh thank you. We have crappy thin foil and I think we also have crappy coals! I bought them from ebay and I will not do that again. I think the coals may be our problem. We've built a home-made windcover, the same as Sambooka made in his youtube video and we've tried lots, figuring it's just trial and error. Can you recommend any good coals?
exoticas (box- square finger coals), smiley's natural coconut coals.. coconara or... if u want less time consuming for lighting then use 3 kings quick lite... these are good! MOST of the ppl use !
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:27 AM
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Oh thank you. We have crappy thin foil and I think we also have crappy coals! I bought them from ebay and I will not do that again. I think the coals may be our problem. We've built a home-made windcover, the same as Sambooka made in his youtube video and we've tried lots, figuring it's just trial and error. Can you recommend any good coals?
wot coals are you using?
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Old March 29th, 2008, 02:37 PM
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Not sure what they are. The package contained 4 rolls and they just say charbon charcoal on the outside of the silver foil packet. There is also a website but it's hard to read and when I tried it it said 'could not find this page' I think the site is www.emami-tee-paris.com
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Never buy coals from ebay. 90% of the time they suck. I'd suggest getting a box of exotica's. They're cheap, and they add no flavor to the smoke.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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Yeah exoticas are the best coals I have ever used! No joke :P

You can get them from hookahcompany.com and many other vendors.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 08:32 PM
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Get the Exoticas!!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:18 AM
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Brilliant! Thank you.
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Brilliant! Thank you.
they're worth it !
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Old March 30th, 2008, 10:17 AM
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these guys are right buy exotica coals.
but nakhla natural coals are supposed to be good
here... go on to youtube and type in 'dmcwebd nakhla' and then click on the one that says 'nakhla coals preparing head' i think its that one and see how much better they are than the crappy ones you got!
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make sure you didnt over pack the bowl or it has no air flow and make sure you have alot of holes :]
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It seems the apprentice has become the master!
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Default Re: Lack of smoke

make sure its air tight!
what kinds hoses you have on it? i would reccomend a nammor or a grand hose!
did you try making a windcover out of tinfoil to put in it>?
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Old January 31st, 2009, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: Lack of smoke

did you check your new hookah for leaks yet the first night i got my km and phunnel and razan hose i had the same problem and found my razan hose had a deasent sized leak in it. when it comes to hookah i dont think there any thing that cant be fixed with hot glue or electrical tape unless you brake a vase LOL =-)
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Old January 31st, 2009, 10:15 PM
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you have probably got a hole in your pipe or something, or maybe everything isnt air tight.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Lack of smoke

Just throwing it out there because it hasn't been said yet- make sure your purge valve has a ball bearing. No joke.


I ordered a hookah one time that was producing absolutely no smoke, it turns out there wasn't even a ball bearing...I was only getting air :-(
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:14 PM
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i don't know why this post came up again, but this is from march 08!
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