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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:35 PM
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So i just bought a sampler pack of 12 different Al Waha flavors and either im retarded and dont know WTF im doing but this shit all taste the same and it all taste like shit! Definitely doesnt taste like all the other brands i've smoked
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

Al Waha is a very hit or miss shisha. Probably why it is so cheap.
Go AF, fusion, SB, tangiers if you want strong flavor
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:42 PM
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do you have any flavors that you recommend trying?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:49 PM
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I had the same experience you did.

Bought the 12 pack sampler and wasn't impressed overall. I agree that this is a hit or miss proposition. Actually liked the Jasimine, but was underwhelmed by grape, orange creme, blackberry. Still have a few packs to try, and maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

cant go wrong with Al Fakher I would try that
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:23 PM
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Only Al Waha I have heard is any good is the After 9.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:12 PM
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So i just bought a sampler pack of 12 different Al Waha flavors and either im retarded and dont know WTF im doing but this shit all taste the same and it all taste like shit! Definitely doesnt taste like all the other brands i've smoked
I agree!I'm not a big AW fan.Many of thier flavors all has a similar taste.We may be getting older batches here in the US.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

In my limited experience the only AW I liked was After Nine. Plus the AW was full of "stuff" stems and stuff... I may be limited in experience so far but the SB looks much better...
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Old May 31st, 2008, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

i agree with you, i think all al waha is gross. i cant even touch the after 9 or pina colada i have =/
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Old May 31st, 2008, 01:52 AM
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I liked the bounty well enough and the californian dream wasn't bad either, reminded me of tang
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Old May 31st, 2008, 04:45 AM
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

I have had some of the after nine. I bought a 50g of it. enjoyable, wasn't the best in the world, but pretty tasty, and worth the online asking price
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Old May 31st, 2008, 05:59 AM
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Al-Waha is a amazing brand of shisha. You can mostly get AF, AW and Nakhla here (UK) which most people prefer is AF and AW. I've never had a problem with AW. It could just be the sample packs.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 04:32 PM
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Al-Waha is a amazing brand of shisha. You can mostly get AF, AW and Nakhla here (UK) which most people prefer is AF and AW. I've never had a problem with AW. It could just be the sample packs.
You may be getting fresher batches in the UK.I've only bought AW from one local vendor and the moassell appeared abit dated to me.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 04:51 PM
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You may be getting fresher batches in the UK.I've only bought AW from one local vendor and the moassell appeared abit dated to me.
I got mine from Smoking Hookah and it's almost as wet as AF without the god awful red colouring, a bit stemmier but. I'm smoking AW Bounty right now mixed with 20% AF Mint which is a nice smoke
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I got mine locally from one of those shops that sells that stuff to those kids.I think it was old.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 12:23 AM
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if its old it tends to smell and taste like tootsie rolls. but if its good its awesome. fresh california dream is really good, and so is after 9. kiwi is awesome if its not too stale
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

Describe to us your set up, including the heat, OP.
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

We will be starting the Al Waha soon. Hopefully the batch we get in will be good, I will have to test it out beforehand just to make sure with all the reviews and comments you guys have. I don't want hit and miss, I just want hit, haha.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 03:04 PM
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yeah it must be old then cuz most of them smell like tootsie roles. i like the after 9 and the mint but every other one has been terrible. Bounty was okay too.
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Default Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?

Hello Madklown,
I hate Al-Waha!!! It's one of the worst branded Shisha out there!!!
Al-Fakher and Starbuzz are the way to go!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:23 AM
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AW does make some good stuff but like all brands you'll discover that in order to get a good session going you need to do things a little different for each brand. With AW i've noted that you have be pretty good at heat management or else you'll wreck. I'd suggesting that you start using more coals then you normally do then taking off some once the smoke gets going. Let me know what sort of set up you have and i'll give you some solid suggestions.

As to what to smoke from AW i'd say vanilla is fantastic, honey and Arabic coffee and cinnamon are pretty nice and a good bargain. Apparently a lot of people love After 9 and California dream but i've never tried them so I can't say if they live up to the hype.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:20 AM
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I personally like their orange cream more than anything. Their vanilla is also awesome. Arabic coffee and banana are nice and subtle. After nine.... i guess its fine but not s flavour to rave about which i've seen a lot in the forums.
Anw thats my opinion and flavours are very subjective.
Go ahead, try some samples and tell the forums your opinion

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:32 AM
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Ugh I absolutely hate Aw!

Their O.C flav is good at first, but then it gets whack after the first bowl. After 9 was amazing the first bowl. Then, months after not even touching the tub...The shisha was hella dry compared to the day I opened it up! It was in a tightly sealed ziplock bag so I have don't have any other explanation except that A-W sux imo:\ I just tasted like burnt chocolate with some mint and it was not smooth at all. I messed around with heat management and it was still a no go. $9 down the drain
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"Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?"

It's you! LOL
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:15 AM
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Al Waha is abit difficult on the heat managment (not something extraordinary but its sensitive). Even a tad bit more heat than what it takes and it will affect the flavour by a lot. I'd suggest starting the bowl with 3/5 of what you use for wet shisha like AF. Then add a little till you get nice smoke without ruinng the flavour. Keep the coals on the outer edge and move them towards the center when you need more heat. When smoke is just fine (not perfect yet) add windcover. this way you 'll find how much heat AW takes on your setup.
When you learn that start your bowl with a bit more heat, then subtract coals and add the woncover. you can get pretty long sessions woth AW when you get the hang of it.

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