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  2. lauren&shisha

    Tobbaco england

    Hello I'm looking for a supplier for frozen favoured Tobbaco can anyone help. (ENGLAND)
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  4. http://symptomsofulcerativecolitissupport.com

  5. Skoozle

    DIY Shisha

    Check the how-to-workshop section. Dominik has posted a couple of recipes that may he helpful to you.
  6. That sounds great. I'm looking forward to trying it.
  7. Hello All, I'm making my own shisha and come across a couple of issues. 1. Flavor not strong, if even present. 2. Using Honey vs. Molasses. First off, I have made many trial and errors with making my own shisha, but the final product has very little flavor if any. I've tried using fruit, liquids, and even , making extracts from scratch, nothing seemed to work. Second, I tried both honey and molasses separately in trials. The issue i have with these. Is one the amount to use, since the tobacco always seems dry even when I feel like i used extensive amounts. Another issue is when using honey what I noticed the tobacco has to be refrigerated or it will mold up or attract ants and insects for some reason, but molasses will be perfectly fine no matter how long. Anyone else experiencing this problem? Ingredients: Tobacco: Virginia cure leaf's----Average size tobacco load: 150g Honey/molasses----around 30g on 150 gram load of tobacco Glycerin---30g on 150 gram load Extract (Homemade and/or store bought)-- No idea on the amount, usually just go with what feels right. (id say probably 1-2 teaspoon) Please help me out with any ideas or comments. This is really frustrating me.
  8. besthookahsguide

    What are you smoking right now?

    al fakher double apple and mint
  9. besthookahsguide

    Place to buy hookah tobacco in NYC

    Why not internet and order it to be delivered to your hotel/apartment by the time that you are in NYC?
  10. I like the Fumari French Vanilla. The flavor is intense and sweet. It's a nice flavor on its own but also it is good when used as a mixer.
  11. I got some Fumari French Vanilla despite the reviews. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but hopefully soon.
  12. Hi everyone, I'm a French guy who will come to NYC the first 10 days of next May. I'm also a regular hookah smoker and I would know if there is a place (except hookah paradise in NJ) where I could buy some hookah tobbaco (Starbuzz, social smoke or everyone else)? Thank you in advance for considering my question.
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  14. besthookahsguide

    why does my hookah taste bad?

    Did you clean it properly? Also, you could try adding something else than water in your vase. See if that helps. Ice While ice is just frozen water, the effects it produces when used in a hookah base are different from those of liquid water. First, ice makes the smoke thicker which allows the avid hookah smoker to create different shapes and patterns with relative ease. Second, ice produces a cool feeling which is a welcome feeling, especially on a hot afternoon. Last, with ice, you get smoother smoke that is easy to draw from the hose. If you use a flavor with the ice, it is important to note that it will fade away as the ice melts. Orange juice This is arguably one of the best juice flavors to add to use with your hookah bowl. If you want a thicker smoke but don’t want to add ice, simply use juice that is thick. Coffee If you love taking your cup of coffee as you smoke your hookah, you’d be happy to know that you can combine the two for double the excitement. Using one part water with two-part coffee in your hookah then adding a flavor of your choice such as vanilla, guarantees an unrivaled hookah smoking session. Credit: https://www.besthookahsguide.com
  15. Hey! Maybe just try them but I understand if you don't want and just want to get the strong flavour you're looking for. What I tried once was tobacco from layalina which was extremly strong and delicious, it was cherry not vanilla that time and it was original from dubai. There was a shop called dubai shisha they sent dubai quality al fakhers and layalinas but they are out of buisness I think because I you can't reach their website anymore. Ten years ago my last order there Greetings BTW I tried layalina Gold from swiss and it was odd. Tried also german nakhla and swiss nakhla.. odd
  16. I tried Al Fakher Vanilla. It smelled really good in the package but smoking it was like being 3rd in line to lick the Birthday Cake Candles. I watched reviews for Fumari French Vanilla, Trifecta Vanilla and Nakhla Vanilla but didn't get the impression that the flavors were strong. Reviewers are typically as nice as possible and reading between the lines of comments like delicate flavors and good for taking a break from stronger flavors and not too overwhelming tells me those are weak flavors. Starbuzz Gee Spot sounds Interesting although it isn't just Vanilla. I'm looking for the best candidates to order since the local offerings aren't too adventurous. I replied to your concentrates thread but my response is hidden.
  17. What flavor concentrates do you use. Like how can I find it to buy it? Being in the US, it isn't worth it to start from scratch but I might get some to boost the flavor of a weak Vanilla hookah tobacco. I can try like that and let you know what I think.
  18. Hey my friends! Inspired by a different topic which was about all weak vanilla tobaccos - I got question right now I diy style my own hookahtobacco all day and nights long and now.. I want that too this vanilla sky high love flavour king tobaccos. Question: What is your best exeprience in Vanilla Flavours - there is Vanilla and there is Tahiti Vanilla flavour concentrate which one will fit better in a dark tobacco? Tahiti is like I'm in informations more spicy but I don't want to buy bad so I ask. Greets Dominik
  19. Hello Skoozle Star! Look - I don't know. I realy don't know.. but .. BUT what did you try and which was the best by now or just all weak for you? Hm.. hm.. Greets Do
  20. Nakhla mint and AF DA. Went 4 hours.
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpiWyoVWrzs This is a great mix to hookah to, the animation with the tea and baklava are great. He just needed to have a hookah!
  22. That's pretty bad. I think you have more going on than your downstem stuck in your base. It looks like not only has your downstem broken, but it looks like part of your hub is broken off in the opening of your vase. You either have a major restoration project on your hands or an opportunity to shop for a new hookah. As for the downstem, like I said before, I would try to use a strong piece of wire (like from a coat hanger) with a hook bent into the end to maneuver the stem out of the base. If you have some of the hub broken off in the base, you should remove that first to make it easier to remove the downstem. However if your hub is broken, you will need a new stem entirely unless you want to go through a lot of trouble to make what you have work. Your downstem should screw into your hub ( where your red circle is) but I think the threaded portion is still in the hub and the tube is broken off of the connector. I bought a used hookah that arrived like that before and I couldn't remove the threaded piece. I ended up having to buy a full stem from MYA. If you can get all of the hookah stem parts out of the base you can use your base with a new stem. Let me know if I am wrong about all of that stuff being broken. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out.
  23. So you say you put tobacco in a barista machine and squeeze water through. That's a wonderful job just sounds like that to me woow Wonderful that you just don't give these next coals my way would be just giving xD
  24. There's a lot going on here. A lot to consider. Getting straight to the answer you are looking for, I would explain that "The coals are merely the heat source necessary for enjoying the actual consumable product; the tobacco. Your tobacco has been completely consumed and as such, it is against company policy to continue to provide coals to heat a tobacco product that is no longer viable". Digging deeper into this: claiming that this is company policy is likely untrue, unless you make the company policy. If this were already company policy, you wouldn't be looking for advice. You could get yourself into trouble by enforcing company policies that don't exist. I would discuss this issue directly with your manager or boss to try to work out a solution that they are comfortable with. I wouldn't argue that smoking a dead bowl is unhealthy because that's the customer's choice. They already paid good money to do something unhealthy. I wouldn't argue that it harms the equipment because that sounds as untrue as the company policy we made up earlier and much easier to dispute. Unless you can tell me how smoking a dead bowl actually harms the equipment. Now, 3 hours doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I routinely go 4-6 on a large Egyptian bowl myself. I will get to the point where the flavor is gone for the most part but still producing smooth smoke. I do understand that my bowl at home with me managing heat and mostly smoking alone is going to out last a bowl at a lounge with several friends sharing a hookah being heat managed by a (probably) inexperienced hookah lounge patron. Possibly with quick lights. With all that being said, a bowl that is still producing smooth smoke but with diminished flavor may still be enjoyable to your customers. It's not fair for you to say that you don't like the way they are enjoying the hookah they paid for so they have to stop or buy another. I can't imagine they are still asking for coals to put on a burning bowl or one that is smoking harshly. I would put a stop to that right away. How is the pricing set up at your lounge? Do you offer bowl refills? I would consider changing the pricing to include a 3 hour hookah rental. That way after 3 hours they are done regardless of the condition of the bowl.
  25. Hello, all. I am an experienced hookah "barista" (shisha-rista?... Is there a terminology? Haha.), with working in the field for almost six years now and have been smoking for almost nine years. I still have troubles with explaining to my customers that I cannot continue to give them coals when I know their bowls are dead - mind you, some will try a smoke a single bowl (with a phunnel/funnel) for nearly three hours. I explain to them that there is no tobacco left to smoke and that it is not good for them nor for our equipment. The usual response is, "Well, it's already unhealthy for me so it doesn't matter.".... I don't continue to give them coals but am looking for a way to POLITELY explain to them the negative effects and how I am doing my job by trying to provide them with the best smoking experience (despite the fact that, yes, smoking isn't good for you, duh). Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.
  26. I want a good strong Vanilla flavor but they are notoriously weak. Anyone know of one I should try?
  27. Hi @Skoozle thanks for taking out your time. The downstem is stuck inside the Hookah base. Have a look!
  28. Skoozle

    Hookah too sweet

    That's great that you found what you were looking for. Pure raw tobacco leaves as in just loose leaf tobacco? Or is that a specific brand? If you want to experiment, you could try adding some glycerin to the tobacco leaves to get a better burn or smoke. There seems to be some good information in the How-To Workshop section for DIY hookah tobacco. If you try anything else, let us know how it goes.
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