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Old July 7th, 2008, 10:58 PM
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Default First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

So I've been smoking Nakhla for 6 months now and since I've found this site I've heard so many good things about starbuzz that I decided to grab a tin of it. I ordered some Starbuzz strawberry and my package came and the first thing i did was open up the starbuzz tin and it smelt heavenly. There was about 7 people in my apartment that I told about how good starbuzz supposedly was. I open it up to find that it is drenched in molasseses it's dripping in it. I packed a bowl of it and started to smoke it with my friends and it started to get really nice clouds but I couldn't even taste the strawberry all I could taste was like burning molasseses. I was done with it after about 15 minutes I couldn't stand the taste. So I put the tin in the fridge so it could soak up some of the molasseses and a couple days later a friend of mine that works at a hookah bar came over and prepared the bowl for me after wiping alot of the molasseses off. We smoked it again, same taste, burning molasseses. I haven't since touched it since, but is there any advice you guys can give me to get this to taste good at all?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:01 PM
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Sounds like you are overpacking the bowl. Is there a bowl mess of tobacco stuck on the foil? There's your prob.

Also, the coals may not be fully lit, as in glowing red ALL over and a layer of ash on it as well.

I've never experienced this before with Starbuzz. Do you mix the tobacco well to get the juices spread out evenly? ALWAYS do this with juicy shishas because the juice has most of the flavor in the tobacco
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

I'll take nakhla over starbuzz any day of the week! You could cut the rediculous price in half and then an only then would I consider buying the 2 flavors they have that I actually like! Btw, it was mostly glycerin that it was drenched in. Hence the clouds.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

first of all starbuzz strawberry sucks, i mean ive smoked prolly like 30 of their flavors with only three flavors i would never want to smoke again:

strawberry = tastes like pretty much just smoke >=[
classic cola = tastes like carbonation minus the cola, and kinda like pinesol too
guava = tastes like sweaty socks

i say give it another try, just not that flavor

try:
white peach
blue mist
x on the beach
marlett
tequila sunrise
citrus mint
lemon
pumpkin pie


those are all really good flavors especially blue mist!!
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

What kind/how many the coals are you using?you could be burning the tobacco.
try double layering foil. that might help
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Sounds like you are overpacking the bowl. Is there a bowl mess of tobacco stuck on the foil? There's your prob.

Also, the coals may not be fully lit, as in glowing red ALL over and a layer of ash on it as well.

I've never experienced this before with Starbuzz. Do you mix the tobacco well to get the juices spread out evenly? ALWAYS do this with juicy shishas because the juice has most of the flavor in the tobacco
There wasn't tobacco stuck on the foil. It wasn't a harsh smoke just tasted like burning molasseses. The coal was completely lit. I was using 1 3 Kings coal. ill try to mix it around more to get the juices spread out more next time and double foil it to see if it makes any difference tomorrow.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

either way... its too sweet for me.. starbuzz sint my thing i have learned that it gets burned easily even with quick lights.. so u prob over packed.. it..
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

Word up! I wouldn't smoke a 425 dollar shisha unless it was given to me. Naklha is the least amount of money and its the best shisha going IMO.

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I'll take nakhla over starbuzz any day of the week! You could cut the rediculous price in half and then an only then would I consider buying the 2 flavors they have that I actually like! Btw, it was mostly glycerin that it was drenched in. Hence the clouds.
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

sounds like too much heat...SB strawberry is a good flavor but its not really accurate IMO
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Old July 9th, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

i didnt like my first starbuzz experience...
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Old July 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

I didn't like SB Strawberry either, very faint flavor that disappeared very fast. I only smoked it once and gave it away. SB isn't better than Nakhla, IMO. I would have a bowl of CocoMint Nakhla anyday over any SB flavor (unless someone gave me my favors 100% free :P )

SB is a completely different type of shisha tobacco...
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Old July 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

my first starbuzz experience was x on the beach. try that one instead i dont even think their strawberry tastes like strawberry.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

I did what everyone said (get the juices spread, double foil) and it worked but I wont probably be buying Starbuzz any time soon. Nakhla has less flavor but Starbuzz isn't worth it's price tag.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:40 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

I'm not a big fan of starbuzz strawberry either. I just bought a tub of strawberry kiwi and i wasn't that impressed with it
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

I can't understand the appeal of SB. It seems that the flavours are always artificial, sickeningly sweet and that outside of heavily washed tobacco the stuff only has glycerine in it. I can think of at least a dozen brands in the states that are far better and anywhere from 1/2 to 1/4 of the cost. Very few Strawberry products are realistic ( I guess it's a tough flavour to copy) but Fumari does it the best I think.
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

Strawberry is definitely a hard flavor to copy. not even AF's Strawberry has a realistic taste.
&& kryptic, buy blue mist, xmas mix, peach, or citrus mist if you want good SB.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: First Starbuzz experience. total buzzkill.

maybe it was that batch or flavor that sucked? cuz ive smoked alot of starbuzz flavours and they never dissapoint...
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