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Old June 22nd, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Default Anyone tried or heard of this before?

Was having a look around on E2 just now, and surprise surprise, was looking at nodes related to shisha, and found this one. Haven't really heard of this before so I thought I'd ask you guys. Has anyone tried this, or even heard of it before?

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The Fabled Syrian Method! Take a piece of tin foil roughly two and a half times the diameter of the bowl of the head, and place the tin foil inside the bowl, smoothing it down so that it is flush to the side, then poke holes in it with a pin where there are holes in the bottom of the head. From this point onwards, you have to be careful not to disturb the foil; otherwise you may end up covering over the holes, which would be thoroughly unpleasant. The reason for this is that it reflects the heat all the way around the tobacco, giving it a more even cook. This ensures a much better flavour, although it does also mean that the tobacco cooks slightly quicker.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 08:13 AM
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well i have heard of it but i have never tried it before.I guess i should try this method today
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 10:24 AM
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this would totally get rid of the unburnt stuff at the bottom.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Anyone tried or heard of this before?

Or just really burn a bowl up faster...
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 10:53 AM
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I have tried it in multiple forms. Ya it's nice. I really would not say that it makes a huge difference. Anyone who has tried the fake a funnel mod has done this. I used to do it to protect my unglazed bowl from picking up flavors too quickly.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: Anyone tried or heard of this before?

this makes sense. But I would be hesitant to try this with anything other than a natural wood coal like abu abdo or al fakher lemenwoods etc. I would think that coconaras or exoticas would be abit too hot and make heat management a bitch.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: Anyone tried or heard of this before?

It would be cool, but I am not going to try it. Like abu said, exoticas might be a little too hot and all I have is exotica coal. It also seems like it would just burn the bowl faster like fursaken said, who would want that? lol. I can understand why you would use it on a unglazed bowl, I have one myself
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: Anyone tried or heard of this before?

Its an okay method since it makes the bowl way more easier to clean. But, the downside is that the bowl will get way too hot easily, making the tobacco burn. Pleh
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Default Re: Anyone tried or heard of this before?

Well like many of you said, maybe with an exotica or any other "artificial" coal, the bowl will get way too hot and the smoke very harsh... but maybe this method could help you to save some coals, by doing the burning more effective with less coals. Also if you're using a very strong flavor in you bowl (like roses), this could prevent the flavor contamination in your bowl. Anyway I'll experiment a bit and I'll tell you the results later.
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Default Re: Anyone tried or heard of this before?

sounds interesting indeed. but there might be a reason this method isnt very widespread
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