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When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:28 AM
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Default When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

I'm just trying to get everyone's opinion about which way they place their foil. Tell me which way, and why. I started this topic because I seen videos where people say it doesn't matter wich way you put the foil.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:32 AM
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SHiny side down.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Shiny down! It keeps the heat in there better that way.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

X1 From my understanding if you place shiny side up it will reflect some of the heat produced by the coal. Shiny side down.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

I typically place it shiney side down. At first the reason was because I saw a video and read a discussion about the alumimuin itself being bad and the shiny side contining less "addatives", thus the heat would be further away and when heated, wouldn't release bad stuff into the shisha.

Now, I don't think that is a truely valid statement (although it may contain some truth). I place the "shiney side down" becasue I have tested it - the heat management does seem to be easier. Thus, as Dunkel (and others have/will) state, it seems to reflect heat back down into the bowl better. It also does help slightly with "burning" of the shisha - it seems to burn slower and doesn't often burn/boil up thru the holes as often if it is shiney side down.

Also one small minor thing I observed during my testing also tips my hand to the "shiney side down". I notced the coals bounced more on the shiney side than on the matt side - the surface may be smoother and isn't providing the small amount of surface tension that prevents the coal bounce. But... this is a small item. The coals will still bounce on the matt side, but i did notice it more often (and with all my hookahs) than on the matt side up.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Shiny Side Down ...

Although, I should note, that lately I have been using Reynolds Wrappables, which have a textured matte finish on both sides. I am really liking this foil ... and you can get it at Dollar General for $1
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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:17 PM
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Shiny side ALWAYS goes down, never seen anyone do it in any other way. I will try that tonite in one of my session. I'll post my results after the experiment.
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i put the shiny side down cz that is how i was taught. i dont know why but i think it hold s the heat in better
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

I use the reynolds wrap. both sides are matte and textured like sam said. I don't have a choice
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side d

as people have said many times over yeah its shiny side down. keeps the heat in on your foil
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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:01 PM
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I put the shiny side down...but I used to put the shiny side up when I bought a pack of Social Smoke Hookah Foils...and I can honestly say that I don't remeber there ever being a difference in taste or heat....I don't think it really matters, the foil itself is so thin, that it wouldn't matter what side you put the coal on....the heat will still get through it just as good...(this is just my opinion)
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side d

the shiny side does reflect heat but its so low of a difference between the both you cant tell the difference without some equipment. i dont know about you but i think shiny side up just looks cooler
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

Um I fold a peice in half so it makes a square so there is shiny one both sides, im not sure if this method is good or not though but I do it anyways. Tell me if this is bad actaully.
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Um I fold a peice in half so it makes a square so there is shiny one both sides, im not sure if this method is good or not though but I do it anyways. Tell me if this is bad actaully.
It shouldn't be bad just as long as the foil is covering the entire top of the bowl...the way you're doing it, would be no different than two pieces of foil on top of each other(and that works good too)...
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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

same as cooking potatoes or those campfire dinners where you wrap your meat and veggies in foil. shiny side inside
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Old September 12th, 2007, 12:17 AM
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Fold the foil in half, with the shiny side inside
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Old September 12th, 2007, 03:10 AM
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side d

I always put it down but I never really put any thought into to it
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side down?

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Shiny Side Down ...

Although, I should note, that lately I have been using Reynolds Wrappables, which have a textured matte finish on both sides. I am really liking this foil ... and you can get it at Dollar General for $1
I got some of those wrappables and they work great. 25 sheets to a box. I tear my sheets into four pieces. That makes 100 pieces of foil for a buck. I noticed that both sides are textured, but one has more of a shine to it, so I put that side down.
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Default Re: When placing foil on your bowl. Do you put it shiny side up, or shiny side d

Again, I asked our food technologists at work if this matters when baking food. They said that in fact, it does not. Its a modern day old wives' tale.
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Shiny Side Down ...

Although, I should note, that lately I have been using Reynolds Wrappables, which have a textured matte finish on both sides. I am really liking this foil ... and you can get it at Dollar General for $1
I got some of those wrappables and they work great. 25 sheets to a box. I tear my sheets into four pieces. That makes 100 pieces of foil for a buck. I noticed that both sides are textured, but one has more of a shine to it, so I put that side down.
Cool, glad to hear it! Yeah, I wouldn't steer ya wrong that foil works great! I hope they keep making it!
... and you definitely can't beat the price! $1
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I use heavy Duty reynolds wrap with the shiny side down EVERYTIME. I have never done it except for once with the shiny side up, and that wasn't on purpose.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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It really shouldn't matter. The main source of the heat generated by the coals is chemical energy, not electromagnetic radiation, which would be the one to reflect off the shiny side.
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Shiny Side Down ...

Although, I should note, that lately I have been using Reynolds Wrappables, which have a textured matte finish on both sides. I am really liking this foil ... and you can get it at Dollar General for $1
yeah...a dollar...thats why they call it DOLLAR general...lol just messin :P
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Because DMC says so.
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REMEMBER SHINY SIDE DOWN SHINY SIDE DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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