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Bawhee

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About Bawhee

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  • Birthday 03/23/1993

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Grosuplje
  • Age 19

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  1. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    Purge valve is the sort of cylindrical thing opposite the hose port, it's used to blow out the smoke from the vase mid smoke if it gets stale or burnt or whatever issue you might have with it, and then seal back so that you can smoke without air leaking in there.
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  2. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    It's written in the album title, it's the KM Basha, By the way, if you look at that style it's a pretty good indicator of what an Egyptian pipe would normally look like, especially the hose port and the purge valve of that type are typical on Egyptian models.
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  3. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    See, that's the kind of eloquent writeup that I just don't think of when I should.
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  4. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    The work brass entails depends completely on how much you care about your pipes looks. For me it's a utility thing, brass pipes are solid as fuck. I don't care that it doesn't shine like gold. So it's pretty standard washing etc. after smoking and all that, if you want it to shine then you might wanna polish it every now and then. I think Chris used brasso or something along that name on his and his pipes looked fucking gorgeous before he sold them off!
     
    I'm currently using a Turkish pipe and have been for a few years now, it's holding on strong. Same would go for Syrian or quality Egyptian like KM. Any of those choices will give you a reliable pipe, as for aesthetics, that part is up to you!
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  5. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    Brass is generally good, yes it does oxidize and it can be a bit of work but I think it's worth it, damn good looking stuff. I can't really go into vendors cause I'm not in the US so I don't use your sites or know your prices though. Hopefully someone else is gonna chime in here!
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  6. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    If by HM you mean KM meaning Khalil Mammoon then MYA is a more modern brand, one of the few brands with modern looking Chinese made pipes that are actually quality stuff. They're inexpensive and will last you a long time. 
     
    KM is the other end of the spectrum in terms of design and materials. They're heavy solid pipes, traditional design and also high quality durable pipes.
    Really it comes down more to personal prefference than anything else.
     
    As for models, my friend has one of these. The plastic base is solid and hasn't cracked or anything and it's a few years old, has had it's share of knocks and such. Though you will want a different hose for your pipe. For tabletop pipes look at the petite or bambino.
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  7. Bawhee added a post in a topic Help Buying My First Hookah   

    I'd say give MYA a look, they have some models with plexi glass bases that don't really give a fuck about getting knocked about that are larger as well as some smaller models that can easily be a desktop pipe. Though I study and smoke frequently and just have a large pipe next to me on the floor with a hose that's easily long enough to manipulate in such a way that it doesn't make anything uncomfortable.
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  8. Bawhee added a post in a topic Hookah Catering to lounge   

    Hey man, welcome to the forum! I deleted your accidental double post for ya
    As for the answer to your question, your post gives you the answer, if you're living in an area where people weren't interested enough to even discuss the option then you might not have the customer base. Basically you need to live in a place where you will for sure have customers otherwise you're boned from the start. 
    For more details from people in the actual business look at the "so you want to start a hookah lounge" thread right here:

    Hope this helps since I'm not in the US and can't give you any expert advice on the subject.
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  9. Bawhee added a post in a topic I Quit Smoking Hookah   

    Yep. Smoking is routine in my life, it's just a almost daily ritual in the evening. Nothing new in the hookah world in ages now though!
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  10. Bawhee added a post in a topic Glass hookahs. Functional or fad? Cleaning too   

    If the design is too convoluted there's nothing that's gonna help you, and that's the manufacturers fault for making a hard to use product and the owners fault for buying one
     
    As for temperature fluctuation causing a crack, that's unlikely unless you're going from very cold to very hot instantly or vice versa. Room temp to hot water has never been a problem for me.
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  11. Bawhee added a post in a topic I Quit Smoking Hookah   

    I know what you mean, I smoke with my friends and occasionally family a lot these days. But I do check the forums at least once a day too
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  12. Bawhee added a post in a topic Bought my first hookah learned my first lesson   

    Actually the first lesson is that pumpkins are 99% of the time a dud and complete waste of time and money... Should have checked in with us first
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  13. Bawhee added a post in a topic Putting ice in hookah base ? Good or bad and why ?   

    Pretty much, yes.
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  14. Bawhee added a post in a topic Putting ice in hookah base ? Good or bad and why ?   

    Oh yeah, water temp does nothing for smoke volume I thought that was clear...
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  15. Bawhee added a post in a topic Putting ice in hookah base ? Good or bad and why ?   

    Definitely more flavor coming through than with super cold water. Best bet is kinda room temp really.
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