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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:35 PM
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i know you guys have probably heard this before but why is it so important to have the shiny side of the tin foil down on your hookah bowl?
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:38 PM
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Shiny side reflects heat. So if it's shiny side down then the heat will be more even on the tobacco.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:40 PM
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wow that sounds so logical now that i think about it lol
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:57 PM
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OOOOOOOOOOO NOW I GET IT
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:13 AM
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lol. if only boomhauer was here... in a nutshell, it doesnt matter which side, not according to me, but according to the manufacturers.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 01:41 AM
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i really think we should all set up 2 identical hookahs, only shiny side up on one and down on the other and see if their is a difference. that would be interesting if 10 of us did it and had the same result, which in my guess, it doesn't matter. oh well, who knows?
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Old April 16th, 2008, 07:32 AM
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I use Reynolds Wrapables and one side is shiny, but it hard to tell unless you look. Most of the time I don't pay attention, so it is probably shiny side down one time, and shiny side up another!? I don't know how much it really matters, may be a myth!? I am going to do a test I think ...
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Old April 16th, 2008, 02:24 PM
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i really think we should all set up 2 identical hookahs, only shiny side up on one and down on the other and see if their is a difference. that would be interesting if 10 of us did it and had the same result, which in my guess, it doesn't matter. oh well, who knows?
Thats a good idea, I think someone should do it and make a video. Not me though I don't have two of the exact same hookah.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 03:44 PM
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The pens I got from ******* Hookah from AF on the part that comes out it says to put the foil shiny side up lol....
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Old April 16th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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The pens I got from ******* Hookah from AF on the part that comes out it says to put the foil shiny side up lol....
Oh noes. Now it really calls for a video test.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 06:41 PM
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lol nice
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Old April 16th, 2008, 07:51 PM
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I think sambooka should put it to a test and youtube it!
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Old April 16th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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I found it to be better with the shiny ide down. Still have to pay attetion though.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:21 PM
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if your a cook then you know that shiny side on the outside makes food cook slower. The heat is not as harsh. but if you flip it around the food would just get a lot of heat and the food would cook really fast. its different but same idea for shisha since shinny side is down it won't take as long for the tobacco to heat up and start smoking faster. But if shinny side is down i find that my coal last longer but the smoke is not as thick. So its more on how you like to smoke.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:29 PM
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according to reynolds, the sides dont have any difference heat wise. it just looks that way because of how its pressed by the machine.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 09:38 PM
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I think you should just ask DMC.

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I think sambooka should put it to a test and youtube it!
I am going to do this! And you heard it here first!
... So when you see someone copying it, if I don't get a chance to get it out first, you know where they stole the idea
I know just the hookah I am going to use for this too!

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Old April 19th, 2008, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: quick question

It does not matter, which side of the foil is up or down. the heat conductivity of the foil is identical on both sides. The foil appears different, solely because of the production process. Try smoking once with shinyside down, and once with shiny side up, you will notice no difference.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:34 PM
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lol. if only boomhauer was here... in a nutshell, it doesnt matter which side, not according to me, but according to the manufacturers.
I know right where is boom when you need em. According to Reynolds they say that the shiney side has no effect on heat conduction or cooking. I have accidently put shiney side up and I didn't even know until I unpacked the bowl
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:14 PM
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I am going to do this! And you heard it here first!
... So when you see someone copying it, if I don't get a chance to get it out first, you know where they stole the idea
I know just the hookah I am going to use for this too!

Cheers!
Awesome! do you have two of the same one, or will you just pack two different bowls?
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:32 PM
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The foil appears different, solely because of the production process.
Hahah anybody watch "How it's made" on discovery channel? Aluminum Foil of how its made was on about a week ago lol.
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id say that shiny side reflects more heat....but it really shouldnt matter
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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:43 PM
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the heat is mostly being transfered by touch as apposed to radiated and even at that its not light, its heat. the difference should be so minimal that you shouldnt notice it by smoking hookah.

and even if the shiny side were to reflect heat, the heat would then travel back into the coal then heat it up more then by just touching the foil it will transfer enough heat back to make up the tiny difference. and again even if the shiny side did reflect heat it would matter for about 2 seconds until the foil heats up to the coals temp while you prepare the hookah.

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