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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Default Foil vs screen!

Ok so as many of you know i'm getting into hookah smoking and it seems most everyone uses foil...are screens not good to use or something or are they good in certain situations? So the real question is why do the majority of people i see smoking hookah use foil? screens seem like much less work and faster.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

In my opnion, foil is always preffered, although some people preffer screens.Screens tend to let in abit too much air for me. There are glass, and more recently, a ceramic screen that some people are using that work well from what I hear.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

the holes in the screens are really big and a lot more ash falls through them..
you can make many more foil holes and make them way smaller so no ash falls through them///
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:16 PM
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ahh its a airflow thing that makes since now.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

I wonder if anyone uses the "Search Forums" tab anymore? Did it disappear? Hmmmm..
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Old May 26th, 2008, 07:31 PM
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Foil is better imo. Screens are just...bleh lol. The holes are way too big on screens and everything
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

screens = ash everywhere / little control of airflow / more coals needed (imo)
foil = less ash / great control of airflow / less coals needed
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Old May 26th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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i have used a screen for a year and a half and i much prefer it to foil. while foil doesnt take a long time to do, the screen takes zero time. the only thing i dont like about it is ash falls through when you move the coals around so u have to be careful
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

Well why don't they just make screens with smaller holes in it?
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Foil here. Not that I wouldn't try a screen but I don't have one.
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ceramic screen here :P
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

i seen that pretty interesting.
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seriously scoop, when you go into mass production of those ceramic screens, i'm in line!
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1 layer of Reynolds Heavy Duty foil is all you need. Screens are useless for the most part.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 09:29 PM
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1 layer of HD foil is what I like, or two layers of regular... but 1 layer of HD is the best. Screens are shitty, I hate them.
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

I always use foil just because I would rather have good tasting shish, than all ashed in shish :P. The holes are so huge in a screen it is damn near impossible to not get ash in those bastards lol.
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

I use foil, one layer of the Reynolds Wrappables (you can buy them in the Dollar General stores. They work great, just the right thickness.

I use a needle to poke a bunch of holes, when I am not feeling lazy. Just enough holes to have good airflow. The smaller holes keep any ambers or ash from falling through and down into the tobacco.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:07 AM
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foil is better,sreens have an already set pattern and the holes are too big.
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

if you prepare the bowl well with foil, when you finish smoking if the tobacco is not stuck on the foil, or you take away the tobacco without making holes on the foil then you can use it again couple of times, so u don't have to poke every time
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

I actually ended up getting a Fumari poker, I find it gives great control over the size holes you want with ease.
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Default Re: Foil vs screen!

I have found that foil works better. I use a special hole pattern which i think works extremly well. 3X3 hole square in the middle about 3/4" X 3/4" sides and then 4-6 holes around the outer edge. It has w0rked really well on all of my hookahs.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Hey, I'm new to the Hookahpro website but i've been smoking for over a year now, when using organic coals in smaller pieces it's probably better to use foil only, but when i've been using instants i sometimes like to use the flat screens with a foil over top of the screen and poke wholes through that. The screen holes are larger letting ash through and shisha burns. If i use a mini hookah, i use the screen with the air gap and set the instant coal on top stil using foil and screen...lets the little hookah smoke longer and better....i think thats about it, anything else just ask
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I have a screen, used it approximately twice and then retired it. Lately I've been cutting up Reynolds oven bags to use as foil, it's heavier duty and seems to hold up to the heat of the coal better than a single layer of regular foil.
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metal screens are indeed pretty terrible. i cant imagine having to use one of those.
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