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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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Default URGENT HELP NEEDED!!! Shisha heat problems

Hey guys i just got in my 200g of fantasia and a friend and i lit up a bowl and we got very little smoke and we both started coughing after about the first two pulls. The fantasia was much wetter than other brands i have tried, it smells great but is really harsh and so harsh we quit after about 1/10 of a medium bowl because it was not enjoable at all i was using 33mm intalight coals and have been using them regularly, it also isn't a heat issue because we started with a half burnt coal. Typical setup with foil and not packed to full or anything like that. I must say i am baffled any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Sounds like a heat issue. Try repacking the bowl more loose than usual. Fantasia is a very wet tobacco and can take a few puffs to get going. You could also try and double up the foil on the bowl. Fantasia can be a very good experience, hope you get this one figured out.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

^^^ agreed. double up on the foil because even though its wet, it can be kinda heat sensitive... and repacking could change it as well. but really i think the big one is the foil.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Yeah what Kwikwi said. You might try blotting some of the juice out on a paper towel. Just out of curiosity what flavor was it?
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Old May 5th, 2008, 01:06 PM
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I smoked blueberry about an hour ago and it took a while to smoke good
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Old May 5th, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

I agree, heat issues. Try something besides insta lite coals...youll be amazed!
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

it was the pink lemonaid, i'll give it another shot here and let you know, by the way what would be a good coal to get other than instalites?
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Oh sorry i almost forgot to say thanks for everything!! i love this site!
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

I had the same problem with pink lemonade recently. I re-packed the bowl and it was fine.
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

try either coconaras or exoticas. natural coals work a lot better. people here love those two.

and of course you love the site! everyone here does! lol
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

I tried a free sample of the Fantasia pink lemonade, and I was very impressed. I am going to get some more. I agree, that you should take it easy on the heat. I prefer not to use QL coals, I bought a batch of QLs that were just awful, they gave a gasoline flavor to the tobacco, I just tossed the whole package.

If you do use QLs, you must light them outside, and let the pre-igniter burn off completely. Then blow gently on the coal, until you see some red. Try a japanese coal, they impart no taste at all.
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I've been using coco naras and they are great.
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Do you use a Mod on the Phunnel?

Oh wait... you said just "Medium" so it's probably not a phunnel..
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

Thanks for all the tips, i have never had to dry out my shisha or use 2 foils before, but i tried it again and is much much better. I think my lungs are a little messed up from the first try but is much better now. I think i will stick to the starbuzz lol or al fahker no issues gettting great smoke from them. Thought i wasw gonna lose a lung on this stuff lol.
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Glad it eventually worked out for ya, kruset. Fantasia really is a good tobacco as long as you know how to work it. You would think by the amount of moisture in it that heat wouldn't be a problem but it does burn easy. If you do ever try them again, try the blueberry.
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

ok sounds good i'll give it a go with the blueberry probably the next order. thanks again everybody.
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

Taking some of the juice out helped me with the mango. It turned the mango into a great smoke. Sometimes, too much juice is bad
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

Yeah i pressed the last bowl in some paper towel to get some off and was alot better that and the double foil like suggested above helped alot. i think i still need to refine my technique with fantasia before i rate it lol, its not the tobaccos fault i can't get it right lol.
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Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!

its all practice, some brands are a lot easier to pack and get going right than others (AF or SB compared to tangiers comes to mind lol)

just keep at it and you will find the good way of smoking it
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