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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Hi All,

I've smoked a few different tobaccos now, and every session I have is always a little dissapointing. The tobacco always smells really good, but the taste is usually pretty weak. I've tried different foil, amounts of coal, ice etc but it always lacks something. When i smoked Shisa in Turkey it was truely AWESOME, but mine always seems a little bland!

I followed Sambookas tut on setting up the hookah, so i'm pretty sure its correct!

I'm gonna buy a 250g tub soon, i've been buying 50g packs so far, if that makes any difference?

Has anyone else found this at all, or am I doing it all wrong!
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:44 PM
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what brand/flavor are you smoking?
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Ive Tried AF, AW, Nakhla and Hibibi at the moment, and they are all the same. U think it could be my Hookah?
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:32 PM
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it could be...make sure its cleaned good
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:47 PM
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Yeah make sure your hookah is cleaned very well and that your hose isn't dirty or rusting.

Also, are your coals lit all the way? As in RED HOT and no black spots and the coals are ashed over.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 06:03 PM
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How closely the smell relates to taste varies from and within all brands. Even so, what really matters is how clear your rig is and how well you manage your heat. If you mess up either one you'll have a crappy session.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 06:26 PM
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I will bear that in mind, I do regularly clean my Hookah, so might possibly be crappy QL's which are causing the problem. I'm after some naturals but cant find anywhere in the UK!
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Old July 21st, 2008, 06:29 PM
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QLs never work well so you'll need to spring for some real coals even if you have to buy them overseas. Cleaning, proper packing and heat management are the keys to decent sessions so read up on those topics.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:54 PM
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what do you mean QLs never work??have you even tried using 3k??
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Old July 21st, 2008, 08:13 PM
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I overstated. QLs do work but they give an inferior session compared to natural coals. I have a box of 3K laying around but I never use them as I get much better results using other stuff.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 08:14 PM
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ohh yeah naturals are better than QLs
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I agree, when I cant afford to make an online order the local shop has plently of 3k for $1.39 a roll. lol
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yeah too much heat will burn and maybe your getting the same bunring taste with all your tobacco or mayvbe your rig is dirty use some lemon juice and baking soda..
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Invest in good coals, and a phunnel bowl. Both will make your session feel like smoking heaven!
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