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Old June 28th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Default Harsh Shisha and foil question

I was watching some of the videos on youtube about clearing out the hookah chamber if it was getting harsh...

I was smoking over at a friends house last night and he told me that when I was clearing the chamber out I was "wasting" the smoke and that I should just blow out the clay bowl instead.

Who is right? Is it a combination of both?

Also, does anyone here use 2 layers of foil when covering the shisha in the bowl during preparation? If so why do you prefer to smoke that way?

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Old June 28th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

No it is not a waste of smoke. I think it is if it isn't harsh. But if the smoke is harsh or you haven't been taking hits for a few minutes (which makes the smoke stale) then ya, clear the chamber.

I use 2 layers of foil with egyptian bowls most of the time
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Old June 28th, 2008, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

Both could work...i do both when my smoke gets harsh, dunno where i got the info, but it works fine either way. i dnt think theres a right or wrong, its just preference.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

If the smoke isn't good, it's not a waste at all, just disposing of bad stuff.
And even if it were, given the number of inhales worth of smoke in a session, I wouldn't worry too much.

As for your foil question, I don't prefer using two layers of foil. I find that it usually requires too much heat. The better option is to buy some heavy duty foil, which is a bit thicker, and thus helps prevent burning the shisha. But it's worth trying two layers; with your rig, shisha, and coals, it may work out perfectly.

Another thing to try is making sure that your shisha isn't touching the foil. This is more important with drier shisha than wet shisha. Wet shishas like Tangiers actually smoke better if you pack the bowl right up to the foil. But if you're having troubles with burning your shisha, this is a good trick to try.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

thats just stale smoke...stale smoke doesnt taste as good
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Old June 29th, 2008, 01:11 AM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

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I was watching some of the videos on youtube about clearing out the hookah chamber if it was getting harsh...

I was smoking over at a friends house last night and he told me that when I was clearing the chamber out I was "wasting" the smoke and that I should just blow out the clay bowl instead.

Who is right? Is it a combination of both?

Also, does anyone here use 2 layers of foil when covering the shisha in the bowl during preparation? If so why do you prefer to smoke that way?

Thanks
Your friend is totally wrong, clearing the chamber doesn't make the session shorter, is better to miss 2 inhalations than being dying of coffings. And I always use 2 layers of foil because is a measure I use to control the heat from my coals.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 01:49 AM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

Ignore him. Like others have said when you purge the chamer you aren't wasting smoke, because it is obviously tastes like shit. That is not wasting. Unless your friend likes smoke that tastes like dung. I wouldn't do it out of the bowl because sometimes that shit gets REALLY hot. Personally, I like my lips not burned.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

yeahh take off you coals.. clear out the chamber and then place coals back around the edge you dont want heat directly in the center at the beginning of ur session thats how it gets harsh... =-)
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

Preferably to blow the smoke from the clay head, couple of blows will get you on the right way.

Also try to put double foils if the Foil type is thin, because there are foils out there comes little bit thick which is good for the tobacco not to gets burnt real fast.

Also a tip if your smoking in a windy area, try to put an empty iron can around the head Enjoy.
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

I clear almost every other hit even if it is not harsh its just a habit your not wasting smoke i think your just getting the best quality your friend can just chill lol....
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

if he thinks its a waste, have him "clear" it by inhaling the nasty shiot.

"wasting" two inhalations cause they are harsh, burnt, or stale, isn't much considering how many you'll get outta one good bowl..

I have never used two sheets of foil.. because its too much effort for heat management..
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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thanks for the tips!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

I have an already made round foils special for the hookas head.

Guys don't you have a round foils thats dedicated for Hookas?

It comes round and already thick different than the normal and its round , you just put it on...

Search local shops if they have...
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Old June 29th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

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I have an already made round foils special for the hookas head.

Guys don't you have a round foils thats dedicated for Hookas?

It comes round and already thick different than the normal and its round , you just put it on...

Search local shops if they have...
they seem to be a waste
Reynold's Heavy duty is cheaper, thicker, better.
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

It sounds to me like your friend might not be in it for the flavor. He might just be about the head change. idk. but no it is most definitely not a waste. If you notice, when you purge it blows smoke out of the bowl as well. Do what it takes to make that shisha taste good again, thats my way of thinking. and ya man, use 2 pieces of foil. It helps to contain and spread the heat. You dont want the heat from the coals to overcook the shisha, and the extra layer of foil helps to prevent this. Another good idea is going easy on the holes in the foil.
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Default Re: Harsh Shisha and foil question

No clearing the chamber is not a waste and i use 1 layer of hd foil.
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