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Old May 1st, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Default No foil ?

Any body here smoke without using foil or a screen.....just putting coals directly on the tobacco ?
I saw this somewhere and wasn't sure what to make of it.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

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Any body here smoke without using foil or a screen.....just putting coals directly on the tobacco ?
I saw this somewhere and wasn't sure what to make of it.
i havent met a person who does. but smoking without a foil does exist. BiC!
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Default Re: No foil ?

I bet the burnt taste is unbearable. I do everything within my power to make sure my coals dont touch the shisha. Post a review! :P
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:32 PM
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lol a couple months ago my friend and i were trying out our home made hookah. we were smoking some layalina coconut and the clouds were pathetic so we got the great idea to drop the coal straight into the bowl LOL. VERY BAD IDEA haha the taste was soooo gross. and we couldn't stop coughing for over an hour after having 1 hit
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Default Re: No foil ?

That has got to be gross! Personally, I don't like the burnt taste. And I would never purposely burn my tobacco. I would rather not smoke than smoke with the coals directly on the tobacco.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 02:14 PM
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No I wouldn't smoke without foil.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 02:40 PM
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lol i wouldn't either. i was a total hookah noob and so were my friends that i was with. we didnt know it would be THAT bad. lesson well learned lol
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Old May 1st, 2008, 11:27 PM
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yeah, that just sounds like it would taste terrible.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 11:55 PM
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Default Re: No foil ?

like mojo said, its prolly unbearable as it is! i dont wanna know what it would be like with a coal directly on it! eww
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 02:18 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

it doesnt taste so burnt. the arabs smoke hookah like this and they like it.
mostly natural tobacco like Nakhla Zaghloul is smoked like this.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

When I first bought a hookah, out in Saudi Arabia in 1997, I did not know about foil. I started using the hookah, just placing the coal on the tobacco. I got used to it. Now I know better. Live and learn.
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i tried once and its sooo bad!
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I would never want to try that lol. I hate the charcoal taste and that would just be unbearable for me! I use a filter tip when smoking a regular foiled bowl. Can't imagine smoking with the charcoal on the tobacco.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Not gonna do it.
................wouldnt be prudent

Is it cool to use 2 layers of regular foil if I dont have heavy duty ?
and I'm still trying to find a way to use my phunnel bowl effectively without using a lot of tobacco.
Im using a modified Scalli mod (foil) and just using holes aroung the perimeter of the bowl. Should I poke a hole in the center as well??

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 11:26 AM
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I tried the no foil thing and OMG!!!! my lungs hurt for a day afterwards not to mention the hacking up a lung up sideffect LOL!!! WOW, not again, I promise! I use 2 layers of foil, it works 4 me, my shisha was getting burnt way 2 quick!!! I like it. Hope it helps
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

It could work for smoking straight leaf, with the idea of taking short puffs for the tobacco taste.

But I definitely wouldn't recommend it for smoking modern shisha with the idea of getting huge clouds....
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

When I ran out of coals one time I heated up the metal screen to a very high temperature and overpacked my bowl, hoping to get a result.. the result I got was very undesirable. I imagine it would be similar to putting the coal right on the tobacco.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

Foil is only used for flavored tobaccos, so pretty much anything most of us are smoking.

If you go to Egypt, the old school men would not be caught dead smoking flavored tobacco. As far as they are concerned, apple flavor etc. is for women and tourists.

They smoke a type of unflavored shesha, which has a slight honey smell to it, and this one is smoked with no foil. As far as I know this is the only one.

When they smoke it they use far less tobacco then we would with a flavored shesha. The bowl used for this is more shallow, and the tobacco normally would be changed every 15 minutes or so.

I tried it once. It is very strong, and nowhere near as nice as a good flavored shesha.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: No foil ?

You can actually smok regular flavoured tobacco without foil.

When you drop the coal on it slowly, the molasses form sort of a caramel like layer between the coal and the tobacco so the tobacco does not actually burn.

So yes, you can smoke all Shisha tobaccos without foil. I've seen it but I haven't tried it myself.
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Default Re: No foil ?

I smoke Nakhla Zag & Khan without foil. You let it 'bake' the shisha on top for 5-10 minutes before puffing... & You don't INHALE the smoke (There arent taste buds in your lungs). Rather puff on it like a fine cigar & enjoy the flavor.
Its a game of patience & you must be careful, but once you get it down its definitely fantastic.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: No foil ?

There is a video review of Naklah Zeghoule (spelling??) posted by madwolfe, gothkid, and anhonestpuck. They smoked the zegholue with the coals ontop of the shisha. They also have a how to pack the tobacco video showing you how to pack it right without using foil.

Personally myself, i dont think i am a fan of the traditional flavors, or plain. To each their own.
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can anyone say NECROPOST
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Old November 24th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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Foil is only used for flavored tobaccos, so pretty much anything most of us are smoking.

If you go to Egypt, the old school men would not be caught dead smoking flavored tobacco. As far as they are concerned, apple flavor etc. is for women and tourists.

They smoke a type of unflavored shesha, which has a slight honey smell to it, and this one is smoked with no foil. As far as I know this is the only one.

When they smoke it they use far less tobacco then we would with a flavored shesha. The bowl used for this is more shallow, and the tobacco normally would be changed every 15 minutes or so.

I tried it once. It is very strong, and nowhere near as nice as a good flavored shesha.
I wouldn't survive one day in Egypt!
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Old November 24th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: No foil ?

I smoke Zag without the foil. Tastes like a good strong pipe tobacco. It's quite plesant, but you've got to like tobacco flavor.
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I would never try it, thats gross haha
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