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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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Hello,

I got myself four chinese phunnel bowls from *************.com and I must say they deserve what I've paid for, they are of a high quality, I accidentally dropped one on a hard tiled floor from 5 feet high and not a single scratch.


Anyways, here are my two cents for packing ur phunnels.

1- Get the large phunnels, they are better, underpack them if u smoke alone if u do not want to waste tobacco.

2- Fluff and sprinkle your tobacco well around the inner hole.

3- Make sure tobacco is not packed for maximized air flow.

4- Tobacco should be just as high as the edge of the inner rim, not higher ..... also should never be high enough to touch the foil.

5- Stretch your foil as much as possible, should be tight and hard on top ..... if ur foil is too frail and tears apart, double the foil (cut a bigger piece of the roll and fold it). Being tightly stretched is important to prevent foil from falling on tobacco and burning it, or falling on the inner phunnel hole and obstructing ur air flow and making ur pull much harder.

6- Make two circles of holes, with a needle or a toothpick ..... And for the love of God do not make any holes on the inner phunnel hole, you will get coal taste and u won't like it.

7- If during smoking the foil falls and the pull is harder, either pull the foil down on the neck of the phunnel, or if it is too hot for you, get a toothpick and insert it horizontally into the foil at the edge of the phunnel, use it as a leverage to put the foil back up then remove it.


Hope that covers it all ! Enjoy
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:16 PM
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wow, nice write up!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:17 PM
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works for me man!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Doesnt work for me though.. Im intrested in like a picture or something of how to make the hole-pattern..
Ive tried the 'John way' and it was harsch and burned my tobacco..
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Old October 11th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Very nice step by step guide!!!
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Old October 11th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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lol good timing on the post just ordered my phunnel from john yesterday
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I gotta say i dont like these very much, it works great for 25-30 minutes and then the shisha completely burns and the taste is more mellow then standard bowls, no matter what shisha, ive tried AF starbuzz and tonic, it all burns with 30 mins, ive tried using less coals a windcover etc but i dont think they are that good
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the quality of the clay is lower, so its more porous after cooking, which makes it hold way more heat from what i understand.
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i watched john's video yesterday of how he does his pattern and the way i took it was you need to make however many hole patches for the coals you wanna burn, if you wanna burn two, make two hole patches offset, but if you have a dense bowl, it'll easily burn due to only heat being brought into the bowl. So what i did to help this was to have my two patches for my coals, but where there were no coals, i poked 3 or 4 extra holes on each side to "ventilate" it so some fresh air that wasn't heated by the coals could get in as well... this took it from being harsh and easy burning (which is why i ended up "burning and then learning") to smooth, thick, and long lasting
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Default Re: Chinese Phunnel Bowl Packing 101

Very good write up Ahmad, and you were absolutely correct. Nice to hear John did a video for this as well. I need to get more videos up but I have just been busy lately. Nima bare with me man, the video is coming soon!
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I gotta say i dont like these very much, it works great for 25-30 minutes and then the shisha completely burns and the taste is more mellow then standard bowls, no matter what shisha, ive tried AF starbuzz and tonic, it all burns with 30 mins, ive tried using less coals a windcover etc but i dont think they are that good
Well, with my method, my bowl works for 90 minutes minimum with thick clouds AND it retains the taste, I have to change coals many times .. sometimes I leave it because I get bored, not because I burnt the shisha. Give it a try ..... Btw, I tried Nakhla, AF and Starbuzz... All work great.

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Very good write up Ahmad, and you were absolutely correct. Nice to hear John did a video for this as well. I need to get more videos up but I have just been busy lately. Nima bare with me man, the video is coming soon!
where is that vid of John's?
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youtube.com, type in "******* hookah" and you'll get all his videos...
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Default Re: Chinese Phunnel Bowl Packing 101

Tried it last night and worked great for 50 minutes and then i got bored of the shisha, All the shisha wasnt even burnt so would have lasted another 30 minutes at least, great write up
People having troble try this step by step, it works great

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Well, with my method, my bowl works for 90 minutes minimum with thick clouds AND it retains the taste, I have to change coals many times .. sometimes I leave it because I get bored, not because I burnt the shisha. Give it a try ..... Btw, I tried Nakhla, AF and Starbuzz... All work great.



where is that vid of John's?
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Tried it last night and worked great for 50 minutes and then i got bored of the shisha, All the shisha wasnt even burnt so would have lasted another 30 minutes at least, great write up
People having troble try this step by step, it works great

LOL usually happens to me that I get bored or run out of coal because it still works ... Thanks for the feedback.
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