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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:47 PM
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The bowl on my new (and first) hookah is quite small and the coals that I will be using (for now until i get better ones) are the smallest golden roll quicklights available (I want to say 33's?). Iv been told to keep the coals on the outside of the bowl, but because it is so small I dont have enough room for 2 of the round coals without them hanging off the side and Im worried that 2 will be too much heat for the small Hookah. Here are my options, what should I do:

1. Use one coal and put it in the middle

2. Use two coals and have them hang off the sides

3. Cut one coal in half and put them on the sides
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Dude the easiest way is to cut the coal in half and then light each piece. Then put each piece on each side of the bowl. Once you get started really smoking I suggest you get a better bowl like a phunnel or a vortex, then your smoking experience will be way better.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:53 PM
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number 3 is correct
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:55 PM
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like bungle said, option three
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:57 PM
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I'd say go for #2
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:58 PM
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sounds good, they will probably burn up in like 10 min but whatever they were free lol. Thanks for the help
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Use bulk coals like the middle easters do. Get 3-4 almond sized pieces of bulk coal and scatter them on the bowl. Works better than anything i tried.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
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yup i would split them.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: How many coals....

if splitting them burns them up too quickly, try this...
light one coal and set it off center and barely hanging off the edge. everytime the smoke starts to thin or the coal needs ashing, just move it to a different place. Rotation is really effective in my opinion, you just gotta keep your tongs handy. Then once your first coal is burnt out after about 30 mins, light another coal and let it sit in the middle, only moving it in order to ash it....
this works the best for me
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 05:09 PM
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breaking it in half would work the best but if you have a wind cover you can use one coal and rotate it as needed with the wind cover on it, its what worked for me before i got my phunnel.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: How many coals....

#3 i would try first and if that dont work then 2
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 06:05 PM
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If you must use quicklites, break it in half. Using two coconaras would be better.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 07:49 PM
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Im surprised you aren't banned yet!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: How many coals....

again, agreed with option 3...or just head down to the local store...most have japanese coals...they work in a bind...I would suggest CH Naturals or Cocanaras...more on the CH side right now tho as I just got my coals and phunnel today and have them on the burner outside as we speak!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
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split one up, even getting just one and getting it to the side would work fine

dont leave a coal in the center you will get harsh smoke and kill the tobacco pretty fast

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Old January 2nd, 2009, 09:55 PM
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um you could try propping one coal on the other so they dont hang too much. then after they get smaller place them both flat on the bowl. this way you wont have to break coals, with is a hassle.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 01:34 AM
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What people fail to understand is that coal management is different for every body every one likes a different kind of smoke its like different types of shisha. my advice to you try first with one then with two then with three u might even like 4. just don't burn your shisha and if you start to taste harsh smoke take the coal of and blow in to the bowl and go back to your desired coal amount. in Arabic its called "Ma-zag" which in translation means like your preference.
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