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Old July 27th, 2007, 07:36 PM
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Default Wind Cover Tactics

What do you all use the windcover for? I have found that certain Shisha needs the windcover throughout the bowl and some burnup FAST if I use it before the heat fades. My Nakhla Chocomint seems to like the cover throughout,whereas my Layalina Cola burnt up real fast and I ruined the bowlby placing it on right away. I later tried putting it on after the coals started to fade and it worked perfectly.

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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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The wind cover can be used for it's name - a cover to prevent wind/air. I have fans running in my apt during the summer - w/ out a cover my coals last like 20min. It also can "trap" coals and prevent them from falling off the bowl/foil.

But many people use covers to help concentrate the heat and bring the shish up to "smoking" temp - some shisha's like heat - Cocomint is one. Some don't - SB. It takes practice to see which do and don't, but a windcover is a very good item to have.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:16 PM
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well hookah is about practice, techniques and experience.

Are you talking about a bit stalk windcover or a "cap" style that rests ontop of the bowl ?
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I have the big one that rests on the tray and covers the whole bowl and everything.
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I usually put it on for a bit right away, to help concentrate the heat and get the shisha warm and going quick. Plus, we smoke outside alot and it's essential for that.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Wind Cover Tactics

I'm with Rudie on this one. I use a make shift windcover made outta aluminum, to help concentrate the heat to get the shisha just about up to temp. I then take it off. Once the coals start to get smaller, I will put the cover back on to concentrate some more heat and still get some good smoke outta the small coals.

Hope that helps!
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:11 PM
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I use the windcover two reasons.

When I know I have enough coal on there... but its not kicking off.. I'll drop the cover on it to bring the bowl up to speed faster. Then I take it off.

The other time is when I dont really care to invest another coal in the bowl Im smoking... so I drop it on a dying set of coals and ride it out good for the last 15 minutes that I care to smoke.

You can burn a bowl up with one easily if you are not careful, but you cant use it to cheat here and there after you become experienced with heat management success.
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Default Re: Wind Cover Tactics

For those of you that don't have a windcover and want to "try before you buy" .. check out this thread and video .. http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/index.php?topic=2380.0

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xQLzxlsSdU

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