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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:13 PM
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Hey everyone,
I just opened some July 08 Al Fakher watermelon that I got and it smells like chemical cotton candy. Do i need to acclimate it, or is this just how it is? Sorry, im kinda inexperienced with AF. Thanks!!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:14 PM
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That's usually how AF watermelon is unless your lucky. Acclimate for a day or 2 and see if it changes. I had this problem with Bubble Gum.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:17 PM
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i usally smoke mine as soon as i open it and my friends and i all enjoy it so i say load a bowl see how it is and it it does not seem right then let it sit out
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:38 PM
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it smells kinda weird but it smokes ok, its very candyish though.

you can acclimate it but AF doesnt really need it and it usually doesnt help to much. if its unsmokable then yes try it but it probably wont help to much to the smokability.

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:20 PM
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yeah smoke first.. see how it is.. and if its unsmokeable then let it sit out for 24 hours.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:06 AM
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Hey there. I recently got sum af watermelon and I found that I had to acclimate it. Try smoking it first and if you find it to tickle your throat in not a pleasant way then let I sit out for a bit. I let mine sit for about 2-3 hours with an occasional fanning and it made it great. Also try packing your bowl tighter if your using a phunnel. Hope this helps and let me know what happens
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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:23 AM
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from my opinion and experience with AF watermelon, you can acclimate it, it will smell better, but it will still smoke bad. It gives you a sour, stingy, weird feeling i dont think your supposed to get from smoking hookah. the taste is good, reminds me of watermelon candy, but i cant stand taking a hit for more than 2 seconds without it making me gag.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 02:15 AM
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i have never acclimated af, don't know if i ever will.
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i have never acclimated af, don't know if i ever will.
acclimating is a poor excuse to hide crappy tobacco!

I am with John on this one, just open the tub and pack a bowl for your hookah, put on coals, and enjoy! No bullshyt needed. If it tastes bad, it tastes bad because that batch is crap! just my opinion.

I had some Layalina Mangosteen one time and it was TERRIBLE! No amount of acclimating would have changed the fact that it was just crap tobacco/flavor. I ended up throwing that tub out. I wouldn't give/trade that shyt to my worst enemy. I have also put some other stuff down the garbage disposal. I got some Tangiers Juicy Peach from Sammn and let it sit out for 3 days! it still smelled like bbq crap so down the disposal it went ..
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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:46 PM
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acclimating is a poor excuse to hide crappy tobacco!

I am with John on this one, just open the tub and pack a bowl for your hookah, put on coals, and enjoy! No bullshyt needed. If it tastes bad, it tastes bad because that batch is crap! just my opinion.

I had some Layalina Mangosteen one time and it was TERRIBLE! No amount of acclimating would have changed the fact that it was just crap tobacco/flavor. I ended up throwing that tub out. I wouldn't give/trade that shyt to my worst enemy. I have also put some other stuff down the garbage disposal. I got some Tangiers Juicy Peach from Sammn and let it sit out for 3 days! it still smelled like bbq crap so down the disposal it went ..
HAHAHA down the disposal!
very funny man. Yeah i smoked it and it was fine! verrry sweet stuff and a cool feeling on the exhale that tasted exactly like watermelon jolly rancher. not bad at all! Thanks guys.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 10:48 PM
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I have the same problem with a 250gm tub except mine is totally unsmokeable. It has a strong chemical smell that irritates your lungs and throat when you inhale it. The other two tubs of AF I got are decent but I don't care much for them either. I'm probably never buying alfahker again after this.
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I think acclimating only helps if it only smells a little awkward. There's always a bit too much stink from a few batches though. If it smells like the damn plague, throw it out before it's too late!! There's probably no hope for it. You could also press it into fine fake fruit leathers to give to people you hate!
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Hey everyone,
I just opened some July 08 Al Fakher watermelon that I got and it smells like chemical cotton candy. Do i need to acclimate it, or is this just how it is? Sorry, im kinda inexperienced with AF. Thanks!!
you need to throw it away ;x
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