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Old April 6th, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Default Get 45-60 minutes from 1/4 of an Exotica

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]I wanted to share my technique for getting 45-60 minutes of use out of 1/4 of an Exotica stick. I use this for most of my sessions. I use a standard Egyptian clay bowl for this technique. I also use a windcover for the whole session. I move the coal every 10 minutes and ash it every 20 minutes. Here's how the first 10 minutes should look...[/FONT]


[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Here's how the second 10 minutes should look...[/FONT]


[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Ash your coal[/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Here's how your third 10 minutes should look...[/FONT]


[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Here's how your fourth 10 minutes should look...[/FONT]


[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Ash your coal[/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Repeat the coal pattern shown for the first and second 10 minutes for the fifth and sixth 10 minutes. [/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]I hope this helps.[/FONT]
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Old April 6th, 2008, 07:11 PM
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good idea. thats what I do with 2 coco naras
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Old April 6th, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the tips Dunk. You get good smoke from this too? Nice drawings too by the way.
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Lol I second the nice drawings there...
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yea man ive been wanting to try exoticas for a while now... like i have a mya qt and the only thing i have smoked with so far are QL's... do natural coals REALLY amplify the flavors of the shisha?¿?
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yea man ive been wanting to try exoticas for a while now... like i have a mya qt and the only thing i have smoked with so far are QL's... do natural coals REALLY amplify the flavors of the shisha??
hell yeah. you don't get that QL/coal taste, therefore letting you taste the shisha better.
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Default Re: Get 45-60 minutes from 1/4 of an Exotica

naturals do not "amplify" the flavors, but they do offer a lower coal taste, therefore making your shisha appear to have better flavor, without the chemical taste you can get from other coals.
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honestly sam i cant taste the coals when i smoke using QLs. then again there was a time i couldnt taste the smoke lol so i dont know
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i move the coal in the middle of the session and take away the ashes
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I just put half an exotica directly in the center of my bowl and never move it...............Just Kidding
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honestly sam i cant taste the coals when i smoke using QLs. then again there was a time i couldnt taste the smoke lol so i dont know
ok start using natural coals for a couple of months and then go back to QL's
believe me you will taste the chemicals in the QL's!!!!
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I just put half an exotica directly in the center of my bowl and never move it...............Just Kidding
coals? ive been using a heatlamp this entire time.. :-P
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Awesome, thx!
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Very helpful post...thanks
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yea man ive been wanting to try exoticas for a while now... like i have a mya qt and the only thing i have smoked with so far are QL's... do natural coals REALLY amplify the flavors of the shisha??
ahh me too, I've only had one brand of naturals and they were terrible, and usually used three kings. But I've got some exoticas, a phunnel and my first order of tangiers coming in the mail later this week; I'm pretty sure my mind's about to get blown.
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buy a box of exoticas or coconaras and smoke til there gone. then try to go back to your ql's. it wont happen.
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Great charcoal
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buy a box of exoticas or coconaras and smoke til there gone. then try to go back to your ql's. it wont happen.
Coconaras have a taste, too.
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Coconaras have a taste, too.
I've never had any taste from a fully lit Coconara, never.
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Coco naras are a pain. They take forever to light, are nearly impossible to break, they need to be flipped every 5 minutes or they start to go out and give off a nasty wood like taste, and they are expensive. Exoticas are the way to go IMO.
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uh normally it takes like 2 1/4 pieces of an exotica for me to get good smoke.
but this will make them last.
I can get those two 1/4 peices to last for 2 hours when using a wind cover.
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thats really cool thanks ill try it.. first i need a wind cover.. bc i went through a whole box of exotica pretty quick..
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my technique is similar to Dunkel's but I use 1/3 a stick of exotica and cut that into 4 small but equal pieces. I then space them on the edges and smoke (w/ the wind-cover on) for about 30min. rotate along the edges that haven't received the heat. in 15 or so I usually light 2-4 more little coals if I'm feeling like the flavor's good!
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I needed a windcover for coco's and exoticas both! Coco's more though, exotica's just because the ash gets so thick after a while, if you don't ash them or follow dunks guide.


Thanks for the post dunk!
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