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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:38 AM
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hey i no how evryone uses toothpiks to make the wholes and you hav to be careful not to make the whole to big, but i use a thread needle to make the holes and its always the perfect size no matter how far i put it down, is there anything wrong with that?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Whatever makes the hole in the foil the size you like is fine.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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Holes dont matter. A friend of mine used to make a huge hole in the middle of the foil and put the coals around. It worked perfectly. I never understood why it never works when i do it...
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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

I use a sewing needle too. I never really use a toothpick unless it's tangiers.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

Whatever works for you, everyone that comes on probably has they own hoil pattern that works for them but not others, so if it works stick with it, and if they is a shisha that you dont like the taste off then experiment with it and see if other things work better
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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

I tend to lean toward smaller holes myself, it seems to help prevent ash falling through so you don't get a weird taste or burn your shisha.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:35 PM
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i never use a toothpick. I would use a sewing needle but i dont sew and im too lazy to go out and buy one but i do use a thumb tack. So use whatever works for you.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

its really more so the amount of ventilation in the bowl. as long as you dont have a lot of coal pieces falling through its fine.

when my friends runs out of toothpicks he just uses a knife and uses less holes.

infact depending on the shisha i change the size of my holes, with starbuzz my mod bowl smokes on the light side with 2 coals but 3 is way to much but if i use smaller holes and a few less it smokes better because it retains heat, if i have something that 3 coals is better on but is a touch harsh larger holes balance it out

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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:08 PM
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hmm ..first i used a knife and the holes were to big, then i used a toothpick, i somehow still manage to make big holes so now im gonna try a push pin
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:15 PM
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hmmm i always used a toothpick, maybe ill try and use a needle next time i smoke my hookah
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:41 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

I use a toothpick. I make 3 circles in the foil. Each circle smaller in diameter. The set up seems to work for me.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

toothpick works for me, i get them from restaurants , and then just reuse the same one for a while.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

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I tend to lean toward smaller holes myself, it seems to help prevent ash falling through so you don't get a weird taste or burn your shisha.
agreed. +1
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:33 AM
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I think smaller holes are better.. They hold in the heat better and keep out the ash. A push pin works well for me.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

If you use a toothpick u might as well have a metal screen lol (yes i am the one fan of the screen lol)
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Old January 6th, 2009, 05:54 AM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

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If you use a toothpick u might as well have a metal screen lol (yes i am the one fan of the screen lol)
ugh i hate screens. i bought the ultimate combo bowl (the one with the metal screen and wind cover lid) and i used the screen cover once and it burned the hell out of my shisha. maybe i did something wrong tho, most likely, but i still wont use one ever again haha!
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Default Re: holes in the foil

I use a sewing needle. I start out with a line that cuts the bowl in half. Then another one to cut that line in half making a cross design of holes. Then another cross but 90 degrees so it makes a start pattern. After that i fill the spaces in with holes if needed.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 02:31 AM
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pin sewing, needle, or thumbtack way to go
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Old January 8th, 2009, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

I always use a sewing needle or a safety pin and they have worked great for me
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Old January 8th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

i mainly use a toothpick just because i have them around, the toothpicks we have are really thin and even then i always make sure i dont go to far to keep the holes at a manageable size.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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i use a thumbtack seems to work fine
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Old January 8th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: holes in the foil

toothpick. all the way through. falling ash doesn't affect the flavor as youre vaporizing nicotine, glycerin and flavorings (ash wont vaporize and change the taste of the bowl). obviously way too much ash is going to interfere with heat management and you still need to ash the coal.

works better for getting bigger hits as you allow more free flowing air
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Old January 8th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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toothpick. all the way through. falling ash doesn't affect the flavor as youre vaporizing nicotine, glycerin and flavorings (ash wont vaporize and change the taste of the bowl). obviously way too much ash is going to interfere with heat management and you still need to ash the coal.

works better for getting bigger hits as you allow more free flowing air
thats if you have packed it right, if you pack it too lose the ash can go all the way through easily and give a bad taste, at least is smaller hookahs

but as long as you do it right your good to go
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Old January 8th, 2009, 07:53 PM
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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:03 PM
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I ust use the pokie-thing that came with my tongs.
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