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    Diffrent Flavors

    30% Al-Fakher Mint 60% Al-Fakher Grape 10% Love (substitute with Al-Fakher Grape if there's no love around) Then enjoy. It's damn good.
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    Favorite Flavor Combos...

    25% Al-Fakher Mint - 75% Al-Fakher Grape It's a great mix. If the ratio is more than 1:4, though, the mint overpowers the grape.
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    Please Help Me Identify This Hookah!

    i agree with canon - it definitely looks like a factory made hookah. i like to use hot water mixed with lemon juice to clean my hookah (with a brush of course). i've recently been using bought lemon juice (which has added sugar) but squeezed lemon juice is better when you can be bothered or when u have lemons. yeah measuring a hookah is just by height - so it's an 18". i think 18" hookahs are a good compromise between big and small they can definitely make big clouds but they are much more portable than anything over 20". just out of interest, what were you in israel for? a holiday?
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    Al Fakher

    there's no doubt that af and af grape rule the shisha world. af just rocks out hands down.
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    Spider Hookah

    I was really close to buying one of these. i'm really glad to see that there's an article on it now. how have you gone about trying to fix the leakage?
  6. I have had one. It was kool to start with, but then I realised how impractical it was. It's a novel idea but definitely not practical. Mine cracked after i think my 5th or 6th session using it. Because it goes in the freezer the clay doesn't react perfectly well to that. Wouldn't recommend it unless you are crazy about novelties.
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    Alsami Hose

    I got this hose with my order which I received today. It's gota nice handle with a single ridge that sticks out at the top. This is mainly a cosmetic feature, but it yielded a very good way of holding the hose. The hose is longer than the average hookah hose. It's best feature is its diameter. It's much thicker than the average hose and this in turn gave a nice, thick smoke. This hose is your normal hookah hose - it's priced like one - but it performs at a higher level.
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    Golden Grape

    Al Fakher Golden Grape (250g package) Setup: 21" Lotus Hookah from Smoking-Hookah.com Bowl: Normal 25g clay fired, but with a wider brim and shallower bowl than my others. Hose: Smoking-Hookah.com's Alsami hose Screen/Foil: Foil with many holes from a safety-pin Liquid In base: Water and lemon juice - chilled Cut: Golden variety's cut is very fine. No stems. Smell: Smells like the normal AF grape (which is great) but even stronger. Yum. Taste: Very strong, and smooth grape flavour Smoke Thickness: Quite thick. Buzz: Respectable buzz Duration: Wasn't timing but well over an hour. This was a great flavour. Probably my new favourite. I like AF Grape, but this is certainly a step up for flavour strength, though the buzz from both was no different. The Golden Grape is not ultra different from the normal AF grape but worth the extra dollar compared to the normal variety (from alfakheronline.com) it's 10.95 for 250g of the Golden grape.
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    Natural Coals

    it's certainly a matter of how well heated they are. you can get a good solid outer layer of red that can wear off quickly. you need to heat them to the core. shouldn't spend less that 10 minutes of direct flame before taking them off (unless your stove is like a flamethrower). Once you've taken them off and have them in your coal holder, hold the coal holder by its handle and twirl it round. centrifugal force will hold the coals in and while they twirl they light up tremedously well. this ensures that they will stay alight and have burned deeply. *please delete this double post. my internet was lagging and it posted twice.
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    Natural Coals

    it's certainly a matter of how well heated they are. you can get a good solid outer layer of red that can wear off quickly. you need to heat them to the core. shouldn't spend less that 10 minutes of direct flame before taking them off (unless your stove is like a flamethrower). Once you've taken them off and have them in your coal holder, hold the coal holder by its handle and twirl it round. centrifugal force will hold the coals in and while they twirl they light up tremedously well. this ensures that they will stay alight and have burned deeply.
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    Texas Man Shoots And Kills Two Burglars

    QUOTE (.cOLt.45. @ Nov 22 2007, 12:32 PM) QUOTE (boulderkid303 @ Nov 22 2007, 02:51 AM) Let me ask you something ghost, and don't be biast. Do you think the world would be a better place without guns? I do. \When you think about it even without guns the world would be dangerous... Because even without guns...if you want to kill someone...it is possible IF there arent guns...we will use knives..or make a different weapon that might be even worse man is greedy and filled with hate it will never be quenched Look at the statistics though. Countries which require special circumstances and a license for gun ownership (like Australia, the nordic countries, and many other european countries) have a very very low gun kill number. the US on the other hand, people are always running around shooting each other because they are upset or sometimes just mad. by keeping guns out of unsuitable hands it decreases the death rate from guns HUGELY. sure, knives and other ways to kill people exist - but none is as easy, and therefore accessible to an unauthorised person. colt, i don't believe that the definition of being civilised is indulging and encouraging humanity's worst traits - certainly, those traits will always exist but they should be discouraged and decultivated. That, to me, is the indication of a civilised population.
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    I Want A Shorthookah

    depends how small. I have a mini MYA acrylic (18") which is a dream to clean and is as unbreakable as a nalgene bottle. pretty decent little hookah. if you're after something smaller than around 16" though I do find that they don't smoke as well as a big hookah unless you get really good at setting it up. like the pumpikin. smokes alright, but most people get really bad smokes out of it.
  13. QUOTE (poopooshaboo @ Nov 22 2007, 12:14 PM) Ouch... Made a mistake with the golden grape. o man. golden grape doesn't equal af grape? that sucks. I love normal af grape. we'll see though.
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    Texas Man Shoots And Kills Two Burglars

    I'm with Boulderkid on this one. I believe that the West should be beyond this kind of barbarity. We are the most advanced civilisation (by almost any criteria) to have ever existed and I believe that due process of law is a key factor in that. It's not like those guys who were stealing wouldn't be brought to justice quickly. I would understand this guy's action if he was living 3 centuries ago. But not now. America is a country that in many ways I really respect (I lived and grew up there) but that I believe should be leading the world in its law system and other things - instead and too often Americans choose to appaul the world with their disregard for civilisation. To me, the world's greatest civilisation is not one that knowingly disregards its own faults while still declaring that it is the 'greatest country in the world.' People like Ann Coulter don't help either.
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    Beverage?

    QUOTE (tj154906 @ Nov 21 2007, 07:21 PM) Tonight I had a cup of iced vanilla chai. Loved it. gotta say: iced chai masala does sound good with hookah. might do that next time.
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