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Old February 10th, 2009, 01:47 AM
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Question Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I hear this alot .. ""Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil"" ..

I don't know who came with this assumption but I think this is not correct ..

I alaways pack my bowl with the tobacco touching the foil and I have never faced any problems.

Any thoughts??
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Old February 10th, 2009, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

Doesn't your shisha burn or get harsh?
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Old February 10th, 2009, 01:51 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

if mine touches the foil its harsh, i pack it up to the rim but still leave a bit of space. i mean, ive never tried to make it touch the foil or anything but explain yours more in depth
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

If u pack it to the rim, it will touch the foil.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:15 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I've heard tangiers your suposed to pack it more full idk if to the foil or not but i would guess so...but I've never had it so idk what the real story

but with one of my regulars like af if it touches like above I get a burnt/ harsh smoke...I do have a few friends who like it a little more harsh not crazy harsh though because it reminds them more of smoking a cigarette... so it realy depends on what you like...

but, for anybody just starting out I'd say pack it so the foil won't touch
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:15 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

my shisha will never touch the foil it sticks to it and then clogs holes and then prevents the shish on the bottom from burning the whole way
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:35 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

lol I will never ever pack my bowls high enough to touch the foil... been there done that... burns every single time.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

i pack every bowl to touch the foil. never have a problem
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I always pack my bowls pretty full and my shisha always touches the foil. I put two layers of foil on top and no problem at all. Not even harsh, because I don't like that.

Did this yesterday with AF rose mixed with AF mint and smoked for about 105 minutes with one bowl with 2 persons without getting harsh.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 03:03 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I don't ever let my shisha touch the foil
unless i am packing tangiers...
besides that never! Gets harsh,clogs holes, tastes gross
just don't think it makes for a pleasant smoke!
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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:00 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

maybe some peoples taste buds are more sensitive to smoke harshness, or another case would be people smoke cigarettes and then are used to the taste of burned tobacco = don't really taste if shisha is burning from touching foil.

personally, when i pack my bowls, a little shisha inevitably touches the foil [i use 2 layers of generic thin foil] and at the end of the session, the top shisha is charred, but never had a harsh pull once during that session. maybe it's because i've been smoking cigarettes for the past 6 months.

like a lot of things, i think whether or not shisha should touch the foil or not is up to personal preference. if the smoke is too harsh when you pack the shisha to touch the foil, then pack less. if you can't taste the difference, then feel free to let the shisha make love to the damn foil underneath the coals for whoever gives a flying f*ck lol
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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:30 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

It all depends on the shisha when i pack starbuzz or tangiers, it doesnt really matter to me if it touches the foil as it never gets harsh.

But AF or HH/HF even if a bit touches the foil the whole session is ruined
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Old February 10th, 2009, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I try to not let it touch the foil but its inevitable, when you put the coals on there and you take a draw on the hose the foil sucks down from the weight of the coal and the suction. Everytime I dump my bowl after a session there is tobacco burnt and stuck to the foil, my sessions are fine with no harshness.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 07:23 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

if the shisha touch the foil, it also touch the coals and it starts burning.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 08:09 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I think this depends on whether or not you stack coals on your bowl like you're roasting a pig. I always pack my bowl to just under the rim, but when the coal gets on there the tobacco swells up and sometimes rests on the foil. It has been forever since I've burned any tobacco. I use 1/4 of an Exotica and a windcover. I would imagine if I heaped coals into a mighty pyramid so I could blow huge clouds, then my tobacco would burn! LOL
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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

i let mine touch foil. no bother to us.definitely let it touch with tangiers also.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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I always pack up so it touches the foil. Only SB shouldnt touch the foil in my Experience
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Old February 10th, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

Maybe incorrect for you, however I do not pack to the foil and that is correct for me.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

Any time mine has touched the foil, the shisha burns and becomes really harsh. So I never pack it to touch the foil. But that is just me.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

i never let it touch the foil, even with tangiers, tastes burnt, at least at start until that tobacco touching gets the juice out, i get great clouds, save shisha, great flavor, and dont burn/get harsh smoke easily

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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I pack all my bowl exactly perfect to my specifications every time. It's now automatic, and I ALWAYS get compliments on how level and absolutely sexy the tobacco looks inside the bowl. I say Hey Thanks, then i lay the foil over.

What I'm trying to say is I have no idea if the tobacco touches the foil, but the foil tends to become flat throughout the session, so I am sure it does.

What I'm also trying to say is that it doesn't matter DEPENDING on the tobacco.AL Fakher will get burned. Starbuzz will go for a while, then turn on you. Fumari will take it like a Samurai. Fantasia will take it like a CIA Special Agent, then start crying and turn on you, but it takes a while.

HookahHookah will just cower in a corner and claw at your face the second you dro coals on it.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

I've heard that it helps the bowl roast better if the top layer touches the foil, that way it burns it through and gives it more of an insulated balanced between it and the shisha underneath, almost akin to a second layer of something besides the foil used to heat it with.
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HookahHookah will just cower in a corner and claw at your face the second you dro coals on it.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

Actually I pack my bowl pretty full, and I mean full, sure I sprinkle it, in, but foil or a screen, I can see the shisha right at the surface, it doesn't burn or get harsh, I haven't never had burnt shisha before. Thats just me.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Your tobacco shouldn't touch the foil

for me it depends on the type of shisha. starbuzz or fumari i let it touch the foil and never get any sort of harshness or burning because they are so moist. ive done it with HH and HF and it does get harsh. ive just learned to pack it under the rim so that i save shisha. =)
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