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Old September 4th, 2008, 02:06 AM
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Default Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

So I tried two bowls now with this bowl and I have to say that I am not very impressed, or I am screwing something up. I have done Egyptian bowls for a while now, and just recently seemed to have gotten the hang of Phunnel bowls and I wanted to try something new for my solo sessions.

I just tried some SB cherry with one CH QL and it really sucked, so I added a wind cover.. still sucked, so I added another QL and it got better, but it just never seemed to get right, it all had little flavor. Plenty of smoke, but little flavor.

Two Ch QL's on a glass bowl with regular foil and standard egyptian hole pattern, through a 38" KM chiller.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 02:17 AM
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

try changing the shisha as well. my nakhla cherry went down the drain when i forgot it out once
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Old September 4th, 2008, 05:26 AM
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

Glass bowls are not only a piece of art, but it's almost an artform to smoke from them right. Typically you'll want less heat as the glass heats up fast and stays hot longer. Try underpacking the bowl (specially w/ SB which sometimes can be heat sensitive) and using 1 CH QL and the windcover.
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

I hope these bowls don't prove out to be as awful as other glass bowls. I have yet to have a decent session from a glass bowl. They heat up way to fast and scorch the tobacco.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

As Dunk said, I have heard peeps having lots of problems with glass bowls which is why I haven't invested in one. I do, however, need to purchase another bowl and I'd like to try out the small brown Chinese phunnel. But as for the shisha saver bowl, I'll pass
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Old September 4th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

its not that glass in general is a bad material its that they used pyrex for it. pyrex is "hard" glass. they heat it up slam it in a mould and then by the time they pull it out it has stiffened up. as apposed to soft glass which is what is used for hot glass work (glass blowing and the like) that will stay soft for 5 mins.

im not to sure about glass cooling slower than ceramics since normally glass has about the same thermal what ever as aluminum.

for a "shisha saver" bowl get one of the tea cup bowls from h-s. you will get 45 mins tops, may be able to push it to an hour if you have a very long burning shisha but its tinny.

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Old September 4th, 2008, 08:17 PM
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not in hand glass blowing, it hardens way to quickly. the type of glass pyrex is, is used for lamp working. my glass instructor was just explaining this to us yesterday. pyrex if you melt it, by the time you are able to work it it has hardened, the heat has to be kept on it (thus the reason its used in lamp working so it can be formed, removed from heat, and its shape kept after a very short period of time so you can move on to the next bend)

just because glass is hard and wont break doesnt mean its pyrex either, it just depends how it is tempered, yes pyrex is resilient but it is not as workable either. the other glass bowls on the market and the screens appear to be softglass due to al the decorations on them with the colored glass

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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

wow. very good ideas. very helpfull. I think it just isnt a good bowl. FarBeyondDriven said it best. I am going to just buy a small chinese phunnel, or a vortex.

which one is better? I have a medium Tangiers phunnel THAT I LOVE!!!

but I need a smaller one for when only I smoke. I dont like scalli mods. I just want a small phunnel. The question is.... How small is the small chinese one from CH?
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Default Re: Glass bowl "Shisha saver" NEED HELP!!!

I love the glass shisha saver for a solo smoke. I find the heat management pretty easy with an old smiley bowl screen. I love it so much that I'll probably pick up another one (bf broke the first one).
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