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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:17 PM
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Default Hm...new shisha producing harsh smoke for a good 45 minutes.

Hey all, I'm new here. I had previously been using AF Mango with quicklight coals, and typically ice cold water.

I heard Grape was a good flavor so I went out and picked up some El Basha Grape. It seems a little drier than my AF (which just oozes with juices), but nothing too serious.

I recently learned how to properly clean my hookah (thanks to hookahpro's youtube vid), so I was excited to smoke my first bowl of grape with my freshly cleaned hookah. However, for about the first 45 minutes of the session, it was hitting harsh! I use one quicklight coal broken into thirds (as I usually do). Is there just too much heat for my drier shisha?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:19 PM
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Yeah that could very much be! You are moving the coals around every so often right?
Usually with drier brands like Nakhla i can keep the heat stationary for a prolonged period and it will smoke fine.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Hm...maybe I'll try starting with half a coal and see how that hits.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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I smoked nakhla with 1 quicklight coal, not broken in any peices and it smoked really smooth. It lasted over an hour. I'm not sure about heat I had the coal on the edge and smoked great.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Hm...new shisha producing harsh smoke for a good 45 minutes.

If your used to AF, Nakhla (El Basha is a version/subname of) will be alittle "harsher" smoke. It has less moisture and needs more heat, has a killer buzz if you're not expecting it either, but has awesome flavor and can smoke like a chimney.

I recommend using a windcover and either 1 QL (or 1/2 stick Exotica, 2 coco's) on the edge and only move it ever 20-25 min, if that. If you taste harshness - move the coal and maybe keep the windcover off for a few.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Yeah the buzz was wicked...it put me on my ass. I'll try again later and see.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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I only started smoking recently, but I enjoy my nakhla with cold water and milk, one piece of round shaped quicklight (which I ash and move every 10 minutes or so) and a windcover, I'm still a newbie so I use a spacer (basically a ring made of foil which I made to help me out) to make sure it doesnt touch the foil. As I said i'm no pro but I hope this helps
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Old July 10th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Hm...new shisha producing harsh smoke for a good 45 minutes.

El Basha Grape should taste very nice. I have smoked it before. Maybe you packed the bowl too full?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Hm...new shisha producing harsh smoke for a good 45 minutes.

Yeah Nakhla or its sub brands are pretty dry compared to other shishas.

Its nice to see you fixed the prob
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Old July 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: Hm...new shisha producing harsh smoke for a good 45 minutes.

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I only started smoking recently, but I enjoy my nakhla with cold water and milk, one piece of round shaped quicklight (which I ash and move every 10 minutes or so) and a windcover, I'm still a newbie so I use a spacer (basically a ring made of foil which I made to help me out) to make sure it doesnt touch the foil. As I said i'm no pro but I hope this helps
No shame in the foil ring, it saves lives man. At least you know the foil isn't suppose to touch the foil.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:28 PM
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u mean the foil isnt supposed to touch the tobacco?
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Default Re: Hm...new shisha producing harsh smoke for a good 45 minutes.

the harshness probably lies in the coals, or it is overpacked...you dont want the shisha touching the foil/screen.
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Maybe but since i dont know the brand i dont nkow how the shisha is, how would it rank against nakhla?
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