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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:37 AM
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Since some of you guys have shown an interest in this shisha I’ve written a little guide to smoking it. My article on smoking old fashioned black shisha here: http://www.hookah-life.com/events_1.htm needs to be changed as Indian stuff is a bit different. I use a small funnel with a mod for this shisha and I mix a 1/4 teaspoon of glycerine and honey with the amount that will fill the bowl. When you mix it be sure to have wet fingers. Pack the bowl as described in the article. After putting the foil on use a pin to get 4 or 5 holes in a line space the lines every 1/4" or so. Use 6 pieces of 3 kings to start and wait about two minutes before drawing on the hose.

This shisha will not produce as much smoke as you’re used to but the taste is excellent and very strong so forget about big clouds and deep inhales. Smoke as you would a cigar and take plenty of breaks while drinking a lot of water and eating some fruit as you would with any other shisha. Let the smoke drift up past your nose as you release it from your mouth to get the full taste.

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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:56 AM
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Thank you, Hajo. Trying to learn how to enjoy the old fashioned shishas is difficult. Thankfully your a part of this community and of great help. Cheers!
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Old May 1st, 2008, 01:19 AM
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Great thread, I may try it out soon.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: How to smoke Desi Murli

Cool, I am going to check it out, cuz I got some tobacco from India a few months ago ... it is dry.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 02:48 PM
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Thanks for the comments all. I hope people branch out from the fruity/candy/mixed drink shishas and try something a bit more bold and complicated.

Oh, Samb, some Indian tobacco is meant to be made into a paste rather then smoked like a shisha. Let me know what it is exactly and I'll see if I can figure out what to do with it.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 11:16 PM
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Oh, I forgot to say that hookah1.com carries Desi Murli
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Old June 25th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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Hello everyone,
this is Kamal from Hookah1. Thank you all for trying and supporting Desi Murli. Your support has allowed us to expand the offering to over 30 some flavors of Desi Murli (we have to mix the batches ourselves - based on directions from the vendor, but it seems to be working well). I have sent a couple of new bathces out and am looking forward to the responses. We do have a special offer for all Hookah Pro community members - when ordering, simply mention Hookah Pro and you will receive 2x50 gm free Afzal, 100 gm Desi Murli or 2 x 50 gm Cleopatra.

Thanks again,

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Old June 25th, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Very nice article dude I hope someday I have the chance to smoke old fashioned hookah with all the fruit and stuff.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:41 PM
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It's great to see kamal stop by and it's very cool that he is kicking a deal for us all. I have not tried falvour Desi Merli yet but I have some on the way. Still, plain DM is so great that I doubt i'll smoke any flavoured stuff more often.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:53 PM
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Fantastic offer Kamal, and good to see you here at HP again. I enjoy Desi using Hajo's instructions and it is always an incredible session.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 03:06 AM
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A correction for the hookah-life.com link: http://www.hookah-life.com/events_6.htm
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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I have tried some Desi Murli stuff, its really amazing. I have the Pan Rasna which i bo, but the smoke is not dense at all. Does anyone have this stuff? Does it come in mud like form in very little pieces?
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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Yes, its Indian tobacco and you have to add 1/8tsp glycerin
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Default Re: How to smoke Desi Murli

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Does it come in mud like form in very little pieces?
The best way i try to describe it to friends that have never seen it is that it reminds me of potting soil.

Desi Murli is one of the most amazing hookah tobaccos ive had the pleasure to smoke.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 12:33 AM
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i completely agree with you. It is an amazing smoke. I just wasnt sure if i had it running right because the smoke was like from a cigar...not even. Not dense at all but the taste is amazing! Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what the manufacturers do thats so different? And why it doesent smoke so much?

Oh BTW the stuff i bought from india was already mixxed with honey and the other stuff...they sell it in ready to smoke plastic bags in good hookah stores.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 12:52 AM
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I just tried my first bowl of DM, Pan Rasna, and I have to say this is one of the most amazing sessions I have ever had. Thank you for this thread, hajo.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 01:28 AM
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Since I started this thread Kamal has been mixing in everything you need to make a great session. The packing, foil and heat management tips are still sound.

It's great to see people appriciating a fine product like DM.

As to how it's made I can't say since i've never been the production site. I will say that it's unwashed and the additives have a natural taste that that is classically Indian with the idea being to compliment rather then replace the tobacco notes.

Oh, Pan Rasna is amazing although Khus and Kewra are still my all time favs.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 02:43 AM
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Since I started this thread Kamal has been mixing in everything you need to make a great session. The packing, foil and heat management tips are still sound.

It's great to see people appriciating a fine product like DM.

As to how it's made I can't say since i've never been the production site. I will say that it's unwashed and the additives have a natural taste that that is classically Indian with the idea being to compliment rather then replace the tobacco notes.

Oh, Pan Rasna is amazing although Khus and Kewra are still my all time favs.
I got some Kewra and Roofahza, waiting till tomorrow to smoke them.
Should I still mix honey and glycerin with the tobacco? I liked it without them, but if it would make the session any better, I will try it.
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I find that the honey alters the taste somewhat, so I just add a touch of glycerine.
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I got some Kewra and Roofahza, waiting till tomorrow to smoke them.
Should I still mix honey and glycerin with the tobacco? I liked it without them, but if it would make the session any better, I will try it.
I like to add a little (Very little) glycerin if it seems dry or the flavor seems dull, it wakes things up a bit.
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How much is s little? Like a 1/4 tsp?

I have been enjoying the hell out of Kewra!!!
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Old May 7th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Whoa i had heard this stuff is good but this thread makes it sound great! I might have to hit up kamal when i get paid for some dm. Thanks for the indo hajo
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Old May 7th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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this thread has been resurrected from 2 years ago, its been said already that Kamal preps the DM for you, i just wanted to emphasize that.
Also if your wondering what to order...
Roohafza! its a refreshing summer drink in india so the spices in it are meant to be refreshing as well as a hint of rose mixed in for a hint of floralness
Pan Rasna, Not a refreshing blend of spices but a smooth group of spices infused with a tiny bit of mint and a hint of earthyness
Kewra, This is a group of spices infused with a kewra plant which is similar to the taste of lemongrass. So it has a sort of earthyness and spicyness, but its so complex you may taste different flavors each time you smoke this.
Khus, If your from nyc this is an easier one to describe because it tastes like a new york poppyseed bagel, but that doesnt apply to the rest of the world. Its got complex spices mixed with what tastes like a smoked poppy seed as the dominant flavor.
Pan, is a very earthy tobacco with subtle spices to accompany it.

I thought i would clarify some of the flavors with odd names. These are also the better flavors, the fruits are good too, but the weird names are the way to go
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