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Old August 28th, 2008, 01:57 PM
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I have a quite big problem with my new Af Grape (made may 08). I can't get that special flavour , I just got a new hookah wich is quite good but whenever I try my af grape I only get a quite burnt flavour , I pack the bowl quite loosely and not to the top because I know it will only get more burnt , I break the coal into smaller pieces and put the opposite eachother (I use golden quicklight). Can someone give me some advice on what might be the problem?
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Are you using foil or a screen on the bowl?

2 pieces of foil can sometimes help you control heat, the more holes you have in the foil the more heat is released as well.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:02 PM
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I use double folded foil. i make quite alot of holes but they are not very big.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Maybe try slightly larger holes, and as many as you can make without tearing the foil as a test.

Outside of that, heat control is all coal rotation. Also, if you're using a wind cover that can add a great deal of heat, so no wind cover!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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nope no wind cover , I'm smoking in my room. well its weird because I've tried larger holes as well and still same result. It must be something else , or maybe its the fact that I'm using quick light coals ?
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:28 PM
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Are you using more than one coal?

A single quicklite rotated around the edge of the bowl at about a quarter circle per 15 minutes shouldn't be enough to burn AF, even with it's new cut, from my experience.

What kind of bowl are you using and how deep is it?
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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I use 1 coal , so three pieces , my bowl is big but not very deep.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 03:40 PM
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when you pack your bowl are you packing it all the way to the top rim of the bowl? You want to leave about a 1/2 inch from the bowl rim to the shisha. If you still get that burnt taste, you might have to much heat. If you want lots of thick clouds, heat is where it's at, but most of the time you burn your shisha much faster. Try one coal in two pieces on each side of the bowls rim, also make sure your coals are ready. Quick lights and natural coals have to be burnt for a while (so that they are ashed over really good and there is no black on the coals). If they are put onto the shisha to soon, it will ruin the smoke session. So shisha 1/2 inch from the bowls rim, 1 quick light (ashed over really good with no black) into two pieces on opposite sides of the rim, and two pieces of foil. If the flavor you get after this is still hot, try more ice in the base and or putting your stem in the freezer for a while. Good luck.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:26 AM
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Drop the amount of coal to 1 piece, or if you have some spare cash buy a deeper bowl.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 11:59 AM
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i havent seen a good review on any grape, especially AF Grape. i'm still waiting for some good grape
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Old August 29th, 2008, 06:40 PM
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well , I kinda got it going all good today but didn't get that usual thick smoke , maybe its because my base is quite small. well I got a bigger base which I will try some time tomorrow, i'll come back with results, thanks for helping out guys !
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