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  1. By the way. If you clean your knife with soda and lemon juice and you cleaned the part you hold it and it's out of wood - clean the wooden part at least with ethanol and it's good again - pure wood after that. Sorry for late information ^^
  2. Hey there. It's a new year and seems to be a good day to start this collection of tips and tricks for DIY shisha - like a small knowledgebase. Let's do it good and write down what we know together. Maybe about tobacco itself maybe about doing molasses and maybe about other things e.g. ingredients - things that give it a good go and things you should never do two. I will start writing down.. and write it as understandable small list My DIY expirience - You don't have to wash out tobacco. - You can wash it out. - Glycerine makes good clouds but needs a flavouring like honey or flavours. - Adding about 25 to 30percent honey to glycerin makes the glycerine taste pass away. - Honey and Glycerine will taste like what you did in your shisha if you allow it - give it a two weeks go and you'll be wondering what this does - Cacao is good for your shisha (give the honey and glycerin a chance to have that taste, wait two weeks) - Dark tobaccos are able to put you down cryin in bed want to go to toilette and you can't - don't challenge a dark to tobacco in shisha he win xD - 1/3 Tobacco 2/3 Molasses is a good go if you like tobaccos taste. - THE MOST SENSEFULL THING IF YOU WANT TO DO BEST SHISHA FOREVER IS TO KNOW HOW TOBACCO(!) TASTES IN YOUR SHISHA. TOBACCO WITHOUT EVERYTHING BUT HONEY AND GLYCERINE. THAN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE WORKING WITH. NOT BEFORE. - a rich taste is created by give every ingridient a chance to be a tasty flavour. Tobacco itself is a flavour. Honey is a flavour. Cacao is a flavour. Glycerin is necessery ^^ - but flavours itself by being around tasty stuff. - clean everything you use with soda and after that lemon juice then water. Knifes and all things you use. Every taste get's in shisha if it gots enaugh time. A good shisha needs time. - if you maybe sweat in your tobacco while cutting you can spray ethanol over it and wait half an hour. Ethanol kills bacteria and it's clean again. I don't know more right now but if I remember more I write it down. Greetings P.s I hope you will help make this list great for all who want to learn. Hard times to learn about tobacco and that's the truth.
  3. I cook my bowl out with some soda in the water. Let's have a look 'tired'
  4. Hey This is very important question. You might go to your local hookahstore and ask for hookah charcoals. There are quicklightning charcoals which light up quick and easy and on the other side there is charcoal from coconuts and it's more hot and harder to light up. There are many many brands so you can have fun while find out what's worth for you. Maybe buy all of them and try many years My favourite is three kings 40mm. Better not use charcoal brickets for grills but you can - better don't. Or try to do a brick charcoal by yourself I'm very happy with do it yourself project people. Greetings
  5. Dominik

    Traditional Flavoring

    Hey So right now I bought a little strange or I better say tobacco I didn't know yet - I bought half a kilo to a kilo of a burley comes from italy. Very very aromatic with lots of different smells in. There is a scent of mint there is a scent of cacso and a scent of something that is not a piss - I can't give a word for that smell. Once I bought a kentucky tobacco and it was near to the smell I can't describe maybe you call it nuttie (but it doesn't smell like nuts smell I don't know). I'm going to give it a chance and I mix it up as a quarter in my shisha with virginia mix. I decided to add lot's of cacao as I found out you can use grounded cacao as cacaoflavour - it makes the smoke smooth by makin your lungs wider or something like that - tastes good in cigarettes I just tried before to be sure that it doesn't make my tobacco bad. So here the little recipie for 250gr 20gr italien burley 65gr virginia 35gr honey 125gr glycerin 12gr cacao I'll give you some feedback in a few weeks because I don't want to loose a word before it is a bit older than new.
  6. What means 'with volume'? Soundmachinetobacco ^^ xD
  7. Dominik

    Skittles flavour

    Hey that's what I don't know too. Heating it up together with honey is a bit a waste, I tried and the flavour of honey was gone. If you heat it up it gets in, if you don't it does also. So.. maybe don't do that - it takes always like two weeks to get all in with unwashed tobaccos and so it's a step you can leave out. If you wash your tobacco it soaks faster and you can also leave heating up glycerin out. It might get some water in because of heating it and that's neither good nor bad for it.. choose yourself xD
  8. My favourite was 'car - the hookah deliveries' xD They smoke hookah in canada that's good. Easy way to get good tobacco in canada or also a country with hard rulings for pipetobacco? My favourite in charcoal is always a three kings 40mm - enaugh heat but not too much. I wish you all the best - very nice thing you're up to do there Greetings Carbopol eg is too much heat and starts to smell bad if it lays open some days. Instantlight was a bit low heat in my oppinion. Maybe you give the people a choice of charcoals or don't you?
  9. By the way which charcoal do we get? That's the most interesting question I think, so please which charcoal do we get?
  10. Dominik

    Which Al Waha should I take

    69 is like I know always a menthol thing. Know if you like menthol or not... crappy stuff.
  11. For some reason I think it should be a name your customers can use while ordering. E.g. you name it 'hook me up' your customer can say that on telephone. Maybe not cool enaugh so... Hookah delivery service Or Jam Hookah Or Hookah DIE, because it's cool Or Hookah on demand Hookah Blaster Or Car - the hookah deliveries What do you think is a good name for your service?
  12. Dominik

    Aclimatisation for you

    The meaning of 'aclimatisation' and why and how you do that. Aclimatisation is a process to get the tobacco be friendly to you. Tobacco changes it's smoking and smoke characteristics by the temperature and by humidity. The 'structure' - how the cells are (e.g. flexible, unflexible and receptivity for liquids) - changes by temperature and humidity. So why is it good to acclimate some tobaccos and which are the ones where it is better to do that? The truth is, acclimatisition is a good thing. Always. The aromas get in touch with air that's great for them to give their full range of friendlieness to you. But if you smoke unwashed quiet dry tobaccos, the ones don't sink in molasses you do the best you can if you acclimate them. What I personally never do is an acclimatisation which is without heat. So here what I personally do: I put my tobacco in my bowl, never pressed down just let it fall in, and put foils on, make some holes in and put a charcoal on. Now acclimatisation will start as soon as I put the windshield on and than wait. Just get the whole bowl hot. Don't take a breath from your hoses for 10minutes. After that time the tobacco is hot everywhere and becomes smooth because the honey which was hard at the outside melts and the tobacco becomes able to absorb it. The honey is now in a mix with the tobacco aromas because it's NOW in the tobacco and the glycerin gots a new mixup with the honey two. All scents are melted together and your shisha become a great smoke. After this acclimatisation mixup you get huge clouds of tobaccos you never knew they smoke such nice. Most harshness is gone as soon, and that's the last step, you get the windshield of again. But have a few breathes including windshield on like one to fife. Acclimatisation a process to not burn honey but melt it. Acclimatisation is a process to have a smooth never harsh smoke. Acclimatisation makes flavors become a blend. Acclimatisation is loving your tobaccos and make them feel you're their friends. Glycerin which heats slowly in that ten minutes highers the humidity by itself. So if you do shisha by yourself don't ad water, let glycerin do it's job while acclimatisation. If you ever thought tobaccos with honey have a scent of piss, don't wonder you didn't do a blend of all aromas until acclimatisation. The tobacco is pissed of you then. You and your tobacco can become friends my dear - be the best friend to it you can and tobacco will love you. Greets
  13. Dominik

    Skittles flavour

    Hey You know what you are going to do to make your tobacco suitable for a hookah? Adding glycerine and things..? There is a concentrated skitlles flavour by flavorwest. It seems a bit low concentrated because they say you should mix up to 20percent into glycerin but that's also not too pricie if you buy bigger amounts of this concentrate. Keep your diy tobaccos cheap by buying some bigger amounts of what you need. If you simple close your homemade tobaccos up in a zip lock it's not getting bad in years - it's gettin better in better all the time. By myself I never put more than 250gr in one bag but I make 5 or 6 bags full at once - so I got my flavors for a year or sth like that. Maybe more than a year. Simple mix this concentrate with glycerin (and maybe honey? Honey, I love honey) and add the mixture to ypur tobacco and wait 2 weeks or more so the flavor is everywhere in the molasses and in the tobacco Greetings And IF you add honey to your molasses be sure honey is like a second flavour so maybe use as less as 5 to 10 percent in your mix. The flafour gets more intense the longer it is in the tobacco honey and glycerin. Let it sit in your bags for a month and maybe 5 percent are enaugh. So far so good... xD
  14. Hey there I ask myself if it's normal to you too that Al Fakher produces lots of bad batches like ALL packages they sell nowerdays? You know I come from Germany and my land is trying to make me believe some tobacco rules changed to less harder rules. We had unsmokeable dry hookah tobaccos the last twenty years - and by that a very grown illegal scene for importing good ones. Now we got the 'good' tobaccos back that's what the sellers say but no, I bought some packages Al Fakher the last year and they are all itchy and hard smoke. Taste like a new manufacture had a first try in creating good tobaccos for hookahs. Hey what I thought is Al Fakher is one kind of tobacco which is sooo smooth you can't believe. One kind of tobacco which is so full in flavour you will love or hate each flavor but nothing like 'oh maybe I taste something' and than try to get water in your mouth because it's itchy as hell again. So please understand as a german guy I can only ask right now - is an al fakher always itchin good? Do they often produce bad batches or is that more like - once, realy long time ago I remember a bad batch too? I'm a bit confused right now. A bit confused because of what the vendors in my land say and of what I was thinking at all. Maybe all the good tobaccos I smoked many years ago were just fake I don't know. I'm very happy, don't get me wrong that we german people can buy smokable tobaccos too now in legal cobditions but - is al fakher now an bad batches manufacture like always or is it different in the states? The german cendors say to me it's itchy because the tobacco was hard to buy.. by myself I don't know about hard condition grown tobaccos - I buy leafes and they are best or moldie. Don't know thst problem but I'm private....
  15. Dominik

    Is the site actually working now?

    Let's stay and talk about things - it is active than. Just to inform you, in germany there is also not one active board. It may seems a bit like there are active but it's an up and down of three or four offending idiots. So if we stay and show that we're on in times we might get an community back. World wide hookah smokers will see this THIS THIS is the only board with members. I will stay and talk about this and that because I want an community. Maybe you too? And if it's not the normal things to offend members I realy like to stay as an active member. Maybe you too? Greetings
  16. Yesterday I smoked a mix of virginia and burley tobacco and so I do later this evening again haha xD
  17. Hello I just want to ask something I never understood and the question is, what does the word 'molasses' mean? For example I call most things I do in my tobacco which are liquids 'molasses'. So honey is my molasses and glycerin is my molasses and if I make a thick paste of tea and add it in it's my molasses too. Blackstrap molasses is also my molasses. What does this word mean and where does it come from? What is not 'my molasses' is difficult to answer for me maybe you can do that? And then, in germany we don't have this word 'moassel' - what is meant with moassel? Is moassel from tobaccos absorbed molasses, the dried molasses is moassel or what? I'm happy to hear from you all! Thanks Dominik
  18. Dominik

    Traditional Flavoring

    New informations on top! No. Not bad the tea paste idea. A bad idea was the black tea at all because you feel it on your tounges. That's no good. It is really tasty to do it like that. You must take care of your heatmanagement if you do it like that but if it's gettin harsh you just need to wait a few minutes and it's back goin good. A teaspoon of this paste was a too small amount so I use more next time but now is time to wait until that project of traditional flavourings goes on because I got some things to do and no basma orient tobacco here. I think I do my fruits tobacco now only with the basma orient because it's a little bit buzzing and not harsh smoke. Virginia I used is 'not buzzing'/'not buzzing me nice so that's a waste for me. All in all a good try and I'm writing on here if the day of the next try has come. Greetings I'm happy to here from you too diy shishalover The german guy... xD
  19. We had that in my city here too but just a few weeks and than it closed again. How do you do that - what type of charcoal is your service bringing to me if I rent one hookah? Do you bring all stuff I need or with just no hoses? Tobacco? Greets
  20. Dominik

    Accurate Shisha Recipe?

    Let me correct one thing in this discussion. It's not easy to get right and good informations about makin your own shisha. It isn't easy at this time. Watch youtube and one half is lie the other one just near any truth. So - the bowl in this discussion is for 15 to 20 gram WET SMOKIN READY tobacco. If you use it to weight your dry tobacco you loose. If you do this reciepe with 70 grams weight by kitchen scale you loose. Accurate is a nice word but accurate is different. Sorry for that diy shishalovers If I'm wrong please correct me. If you do this by yourself show me pictures. I'm the searching one for shisha reciepes who don't get it right now ;D
  21. Hey do you know Michael Mittermeier? How do you think, is he funny in your language? In German.. hm he is not one of the funniest stand up comedians we got here for me but I laughed so hard I saw his shows in english. There is a show written to dvd which was made in capetown. What a great and funny movie. Great music and great comidian stuff. Anyone knows him? Greets
  22. Dominik

    Different hose

    Hey Don't know anything about lebanese hoses. But maybe it's worth a try to take a typically adapter, those aladin or amy (different types but standard sized) make and get it on your hookah. Is the hose adapter to take it off?
  23. Dominik


    Hey Breylon!
  24. Dominik

    Traditional Flavoring

    Hello again My tea paste, I hope paste is the right word now pastries I know now are something like cake or cookies. What I mean is paste. I hope thats the right word. Thick consistent stuff - paste.? xD So back to tea paste tobacco. I cooked down about 50g of a tea called tropicana which is a fruits tea with a small amount of added aroma in 500ml water to paste. After getting the tea out what I did before actualy reducing all the water I added some other tropicana tea wich had a black tea as a base - black tea with aroma. I did that because black tea is bitter and thats good for getting more difference in the sweetness. At least that's what I think. Maybe I'm wrong. What I had in the end was about two or three tablespoons of thick paste which was all sour bitter sweet and fruity. Than I mixed it up with glycerin and honey like this 50g tobacco 90g glycerin 20g honey About 10 or 15g of this paste. Maybe twenty And now it sits for six days and it's hard to wait begore I try. Every day it's smells better and it smells very likely at all. Nice. Before I forget. To my Tobacco I added before the molasses came in a bit less than a half ml of star anise oil because it is very very sweet and good if you want it less harsh in smoke. Star anise oil is good stuff I think. Its flavour blended away in days - now you just smell it if you know that its in. Greetings
  25. Dominik

    Traditional Flavoring

    Okay you say there is no nakhla products at all we can easilie talk about because they are all different products even it's for the same region in the world and given with the same name? Strange things happen. So we shouldn't talk about nakhla because you never know what I'm talkin about and you don't. Hm.. -.- Back to tobacco making That's not too dry for me, realy good smoke and if you add at least a bit of star anise the dry feeling in your mouth goes away and it becomes smokeable for most smokers. But I like it without anise if I want it as natures tobacco flavour. What I found out; you can't add ground vanilla and cacao to that version of tobacco. It burns away. So I'm a bit unkind with that situation, I wanted nature pure but now I need to get vanilla as chemical extracts. Pure vanilla oil is too expensive right now I don't want to spend that much on it. And is there any natural chocolate flavour in the world wich is not chemical at all? PLEASE HELP IF YOU KNOW I want chocolate in but I can't it's just burning with that. Realy harsh with ground vanilla and cacao. Headache instantly EDIT A bit funny for me but right now I'm about to make some teapastry tobacco. Strange thing but worth the try because all I want is thick true flavor molasses. What is tea pastry? I cook a very strong tea filter out the tea stuff and cook it down to pastry so I can add it into my molasses. Small amounts - a teaspoon or sth like that. Oh that's so interesting right now what I do. Let's have a look what this time will happen. I write in days about this.