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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:37 PM
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will it really increase your smoke or is it just hype?
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:40 PM
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If you buy hookah tobacco u shouldnt need it at all... I have attempted to make my own tobacco for my hookah and glycerin is an ingediant and ur only s'post to add so much so as to make a good blend... I havent ever had to add any to my tobacco and I think it might take away from the flavor...
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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is it really necessary, i mean shisha already puts off big clouds
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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im not going to do it i was just wondering
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:53 PM
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Some people i know add it to drier shisha.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: glycerin?

It can. Mostly I use glycerine for shisha that's dried out. A touch of glycerine freshens it back up and reduces the heat sensitivity.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: glycerin?

I understand the glyserine has to be of the edible kind and not the topical.and it does slow the roasting process.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:31 PM
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Default Re: glycerin?

I used glycerin on an extremely dry tub of King Moassel, and it was totally restored! Before, it burnt easily and the flavor was only good for about 2 minutes . Don't let the days go by without glycerin, LOL!

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Old January 8th, 2009, 11:30 PM
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Ya its good on dry tobacco lol
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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:27 AM
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Sometimes I add just a touch to my HH or HF so it isn't so extremely heat sensitive.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:11 AM
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Do not over do it or you'll alter the flavor. If there is too much it also leaves a nice film coating in your mouth.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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I hate glycerin taste. I prefer Nakhla that doesnt use glycerin at all

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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: glycerin?

i also thought about putting a little more into my HH like Bojangles said but i never went through but for other tobaccos i dont think it would be necessary to add more.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Also, do not just add straight glycerin. Mix it 50/50 with honey and use it that way. Usually about 1/4 tspn is all you need.
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i thought it was a song by Bush...
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Default Re: glycerin?

Ok, here's the whole glycerin thing again, maybe it's time to shed some light on the whole thing. It goes like this :
Glycerin, although looking like some fat substance is actually an alcohol with the chemical formula CH2OHCHOHCH2OH. For sake of simplicity we write C3H5(OH)3. when heated, it reacts with Oxygen this way :
2C3H5(OH)3 + 7 O2 -> 6CO2 + 8H2O. the co2 molecules just "fly" away, and the water molecules evaporate under the action of the coal heat and that's how you get bigger CLOUDS(good term for something that's basicaly a small cloud, right? ).
Why do we have to be careful with glycerin? Well this is why some tobaccos need sometimes to be left out for a few hours, because too much glycerin + heat without enough oxygen will give you the dreaded Propenal(or Acrolein), which is basically a toxic substance.
C3H5(OH)3+Q(heat)->C2H3CHO+2H2O
This is why when i first tried my al waha i almost fainted, and after leaving it to air i had no problem. What it all comes down to is add just A BIT of glycerin and you get bigger clouds. Add even the tiniest more and you can kiss the flavour goodbye and also get a great chance of huge migrains. I personally have a small bottle of glycerin just in case i get some tobacco dried up, but other than that there shouldn't be any need. Hopefully we won't see more threads about glycerin
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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damn dude, did u graduate from MIT or something?

i thought u were giving out your phone number or something
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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Ok, here's the whole glycerin thing again, maybe it's time to shed some light on the whole thing. It goes like this :
Glycerin, although looking like some fat substance is actually an alcohol with the chemical formula CH2OHCHOHCH2OH. For sake of simplicity we write C3H5(OH)3. when heated, it reacts with Oxygen this way :
2C3H5(OH)3 + 7 O2 -> 6CO2 + 8H2O. the co2 molecules just "fly" away, and the water molecules evaporate under the action of the coal heat and that's how you get bigger CLOUDS(good term for something that's basicaly a small cloud, right? ).
Why do we have to be careful with glycerin? Well this is why some tobaccos need sometimes to be left out for a few hours, because too much glycerin + heat without enough oxygen will give you the dreaded Propenal(or Acrolein), which is basically a toxic substance.
C3H5(OH)3+Q(heat)->C2H3CHO+2H2O
This is why when i first tried my al waha i almost fainted, and after leaving it to air i had no problem. What it all comes down to is add just A BIT of glycerin and you get bigger clouds. Add even the tiniest more and you can kiss the flavour goodbye and also get a great chance of huge migrains. I personally have a small bottle of glycerin just in case i get some tobacco dried up, but other than that there shouldn't be any need. Hopefully we won't see more threads about glycerin

Oh we will, but I'm gonna help copy and paste this into every single one of them!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:16 PM
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This is the stuff I have been using. It will restore dried out shisha. For me, that usually means Nakhla (boxed). I use a couple of tablespoons for 250g. If you keep adding it until your shisha looks like Starbuzz, its gonna taste like shit -- so be careful
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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Ok, here's the whole glycerin thing again, maybe it's time to shed some light on the whole thing. It goes like this :
Glycerin, although looking like some fat substance is actually an alcohol with the chemical formula CH2OHCHOHCH2OH. For sake of simplicity we write C3H5(OH)3. when heated, it reacts with Oxygen this way :
2C3H5(OH)3 + 7 O2 -> 6CO2 + 8H2O. the co2 molecules just "fly" away, and the water molecules evaporate under the action of the coal heat and that's how you get bigger CLOUDS(good term for something that's basicaly a small cloud, right? ).
Why do we have to be careful with glycerin? Well this is why some tobaccos need sometimes to be left out for a few hours, because too much glycerin + heat without enough oxygen will give you the dreaded Propenal(or Acrolein), which is basically a toxic substance.
C3H5(OH)3+Q(heat)->C2H3CHO+2H2O
This is why when i first tried my al waha i almost fainted, and after leaving it to air i had no problem. What it all comes down to is add just A BIT of glycerin and you get bigger clouds. Add even the tiniest more and you can kiss the flavour goodbye and also get a great chance of huge migrains. I personally have a small bottle of glycerin just in case i get some tobacco dried up, but other than that there shouldn't be any need. Hopefully we won't see more threads about glycerin

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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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For sake of simplicity we write C3H5(OH)3.
Thanks for simplifying
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i thought it was a song by Bush...
I couldn't resist. Also, post-grunge is just funny.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 03:07 AM
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Honey is better ..... forget about glycerine. Produces too much water vapor that harms ur lungs.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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+1 to the Egyptian. unfortunately, tho the only international brand that uses only honey is Nakhla and Al-waha but al-waha uses both glycerin and honey.
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I've been using black strap molasses myself....
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