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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:29 PM
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i am totally new to hookah smoking and i am looking for a good hookah for single person use i would like to know about the ins and outs of hookah like what tobacco is good to smoke and how cold the water should be and how to set up and start smoking...
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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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oh i thought u were lookin for a hookah to buy ;x

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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:33 PM
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dmcwebd and sambooka also have some very good videos on youtube.. you should check them out
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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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what kind of hookah do you recomend i got a 17 inch one off a friend but i still have to get some coals and shsia
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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:43 PM
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what kind of coals are the best i have found several different types but dont really know about them and does the coal make a differance?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: where does one begin?

your question: what tobacco is good?

Thats up to you to find what tobacco YOU like, we could sit here and recommend 10 different brands but it just woulnt be good, so do your search and find out what you like

WHat hookah should you buy? I personally have a magdy zidan hybrid from hookah company, i paid waaay to much for it but i love it, i personally think you should go with a Magdy Zidan, or MYA, or possilby a kalil mamoun
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:00 PM
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ok as far as a hookah goes I would say don't get anything smaller then a 26". The longer the shaft/stem of the hookah, the coole the smoke is going to be when it gets to the water. I would say get an egyptian 26" or 28" right off the bat, no such thing as a starter hookah really lol.

A lot of people like Syrian hookahs, they're great but from what I've seen they're a little more money but smoke the same.

As far as coals quick lights like 3 Kings and so on are ok, but they burn a lot hotter (which can create a problem of burning the tobacco which is horrible) and can create a taste of their own threw the tobacco while your smoking. really natural coals are the way to go. I was really say start off with a box of Exotica coals. they're narutals, no flavor of their own and are uniformed in shape. But they have to be heated by torch or on the stove. Coco Nars are another uniform shapped but they're a little more money then Exotica and really the same thing. All and all with coals Exotica is the best bang for the buck.

Chunk naturals are good but they're so oddly shaped they can be a total pain in the @$$ to deal with when it comes to heating them and putting them on the bowl and so on.

Tobacco is really a personal thing. If you're looking for a buzz and a lot of flavor, I would say go for Naklha, they have a large choise of flavors and they're the cheapest brand. Also it's really the traditional brand for Hookah smoking. this shisha is called "unwashed" because the tobacco isn;t soaked or rinsed out before it is made into shisha. Al Waha is also an unwashed shisha.

But if no buzz and just flavor is your thing Al Faker IMO would be the way to go. this is a washed shisha so if there is a buzz it will be a lot less heavy then something like Naklah.

Selecting a bowl is also an issue. You never want a bowl that is to small and I would say stay away from a bowl with a conver attached.

Large egyptian is really the way to go IMO. the bowl size will help or sometimes cause burning. So -large egyptian...

So IMO the way to get started is...
Hookah - 26" to 28" egyptian hookah
Coals - Exotica (hands down)
Shisha - Al Faker and or Naklha
Bowl - Large Egyptian
And always use foil over the bowl, screens are a total scam IMO.

Go though this forum, it's awesome for info. Everything i know about hookah 90% of it is from this forum top of the form screen you'll see video. Watch those that will also help you.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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instalight coals or the ones you light on a sotve? which do you prefer?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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thanks for the advice it has been really helpful
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:08 PM
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I'm really all about the kind you have to light on the stove. But some people like the quick lights. If you're going to get QLs (quick lights) I would say 3 Kings of Golden.
but my personal fav is exotica.
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Oh yeah with quick lights AVOID Rolland, they're horrid!
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:11 PM
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another question where would a person go to find a hookah store i live in the midle of hicksville in the middle of the country and im looking for a store or would i be better off to order one offline?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:27 PM
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better off getting ur shit online, saves gas & w/ all the discounts from the vendors listed in the fourm, you'll be saving a lil bit (depending on vendors)
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you should get a KM hookah since there pretty high quality and give off alot of smoke if u have the right setup
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Depends, start online and look for local places. Where did ya friend get the hookah anyway?

try and get some pics of it up.
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Default Re: where does one begin?

My list of need to have hookah supplies
KM, MZ, Syrian
AL Fakher Al Fakher Al Fakher
Coco-Nara/Exotica
Nammor/Razan/KM hose
Phunnel Bowl
That's about it.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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my friend got it in a shop in pittsburg pa while he was taking classes there i forget the name
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Old July 7th, 2008, 05:00 PM
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what does "imo" mean?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 05:56 PM
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in my opinion
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what does "imo" mean?

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Old July 7th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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oh ok sorry about that
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