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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:58 PM
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Default foil or screens?

i use the screens and was wondering if you guys prefer foil over them, and if so how come? only bad thing is that after about 15-20 smokes they rust.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Screens are bad. The holes they have are too big. Also, with foil, you can control your holes and double layers if you wanted to.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: foil or screens?

I would suggest foil, always. Metal screens may be ok, but they let in alot of unnecessary air.I think you'll find that with foil(I would suggest reynolds heavy duty,btw) you'll get a much more flavorful smoking experience. here's a vid that could help you set up your foil. good luck!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k_BCJ1xOQTE
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Screens blow. Use 1 layer of Reynold's Heavy Duty foil FTW.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

I have used both, and found that I get a better smoke with the foil...so, no more screen buying for me after that.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

i either use straight foil (most of the time) but sometimes i will mix it up and use metal screen on top of foil...it seems to make the duration longer...
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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Foil, better heat management, keeps the shisha from getting ashed, cheaper, and cost effective.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 11:09 PM
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Screens are poopy, I like foil a lot more. Much easier to heat manage, theres more flavour, and its cheaper.

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Foil for me. what i do before i use foil is heat up the shiny side, what you want is to burn away all those chemicals which a bad to inhale before covering up bowl with it.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

I have never been able to get a decent smoke from a screen. Keep in mind, screens are "expendable", they are not meant to be used more than 10-15 times.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

I hear there are some glass screens around that work well,But 'ive never tried'em.
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screen is the worst thing ever invented!, just switch to foil and you will see the difference
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Ugh my friend used a screen on his hookah for a while. QL ash would get all in the shish and make it taste funky. Most of the time it would burn a little bit too.
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screens are nasty, i used it back in the day and i thought it was terrible. they get super grimy and aren't that easy to clean unless you do it right away.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Do they get really hot? I have never had first hand experience with one. I gave the one that came with my hookah to my friend. He is lazy so he just uses the screen instead of the foil
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hell yeah they get hot lol. its like leaving the tongs on a lit coal for an hour
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Default Re: foil or screens?

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hell yeah they get hot lol. its like leaving the tongs on a lit coal for an hour
Next to your hookah lies some oven mits :P. the ones that I had, had this little handle at the end of the screen. I guess that was the only part that was expected to stay cool, but I imagine it would've warmed up.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Never used the screen but I'm happy with the foil...I double up sometimes too...
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Old May 12th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: foil or screens?

maybe glass screens wouldn't be that bad. either way ill take pics of the clay screen we're working on atm
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Glass screen I wouldn't like. I can see myself paying like 6 bucks for one and it falling and hitting my kitchen floor shattering into a bagillion peices.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 03:40 PM
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you prolly need pyrex to withstand the heat of the coals so it probably wouldn't break from falling
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Default Re: foil or screens?

Pyrex stuff breaks all the time. Example Chemistry people drop beakers that are pyrex certified or whatever and they break all over the place. Either way my reynolds HD foil is my only friend
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ah, true. didn't realize they were pyrex too. ive dropped my mod a few times and it hasn't broken.

either way i agree with you on the hd foil, using the same thing atm
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Old May 12th, 2008, 07:36 PM
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I would suggest foil, always. Metal screens may be ok, but they let in alot of unnecessary air.I think you'll find that with foil(I would suggest reynolds heavy duty,btw) you'll get a much more flavorful smoking experience. here's a vid that could help you set up your foil. good luck!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k_BCJ1xOQTE
i actually watched that video a few days ago because i wrote a paper for English on how to set up your hookah. lol that's how i found this site

thank you all for your info i'm deff gonna get some of the HD foil and try that out.
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Default Re: foil or screens?

im going with reynolds aluminum foil just cause its durable...and with screens the ash can fall through pretty easily and then its like *pukes* for me...so yeah..im all about foil
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