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  1. Hookah windscreen or coal heater?

    Coal heater as in hot plate? If so, yes. You're gonna need it to light coconara coals. If you already have an electric stove/hot plate, a windcover is nice for if it is windy where you are smoking, or to amplify heat when the coals are almost gone.
  2. Mya QT vase thickness

    I don't think they've really had any updates for that model. However, I remember that when QTs were popular, different crafting hobby shops (like Michael's) had a similar vase that fit and worked nice as a replacement
  3. Thank you very much. It's awesome after all these years to see someone from KM on the forum. I smoked from many of your pipes and KM are my favorite. I always wanted that limited edition one you had out about 5 years ago for about $500 usd. I ended up disabled and that out of budget. My limited run KM original trimetal oxidized is my go to daily pipe, but I also frequently use my KM king Tut(I had a pro artist repaint it) that is exotica height. When at my friend's I get to use his exotica.
  4. What yesterday consisted of

    Sounds like you had one hell of a night out . As for the water running out, the vase water should ALWAYS remain the same level. Wonder if it was a leaky vase/base. If it was a regular type bowl (mya, egyptian, mod, etc), an average session is 90 to 120 mins where the tobacco is good to the end (cooked biscuit of dry tobacco is best description of end result). If it was a variation of a phunnel bowl, bowl could go a lot longer. Really happy to hear you enjoyed it. Sounds like you had a good staff member setting up your pipe...every session (when done right) with tobacco should be like that.
  5. Do you think I'll enjoy hookah?

    That's wonderful
  6. Do you think I'll enjoy hookah?

    All depends on the hookah bar. MAKE SURE YOU STAY HYDRATED. People new to hookah aren't used to the co2 levels from the charcoal. This can lead to a bad buzz and feeling sick. Adiquite hydration will settle this for you. There are flavors. There are non-tobacco hookah stuffs. It's general concensus that non-tobacco hookahs suck. The only one that I thought was ok was the shiazo steam stones. I highly recommend just finding a good flavored tobacco. And ya, there's nicotine, but I've never meant someone literally addicted to hookah with the nicotine. The addictive part, if at all (like no nicotine vape) is the enjoyable experience. I smoked cigarettes 12 years, 3 packs a day towards the end. Hookah never was a craving, even now as three years cigarette free. Some times a smoke daily (college, when I had money), sometimes it's weekends only. Sometimes I go a month or two until my next hookah session. The nicotine really just provides an element to the session. It can be something to the complexity of the flavor/tobacco (read up on different product lines of tangiers to further understand), or just catching a buzz. But it should not create an addiction. There is a chance of heaviness in the chest the next day, it fades fast and is nothing like smoking cigarettes or cigars, which are more long term. If lounge screws up packing the bowl and/or managing the heat (only should happen if it's someone inexperienced), it could burn the tobacco and be a negative experience. Maybe tell your waiter it's your first time and ask if they could handle the coal shift for you (they commonly leave you tongs to occasionally flip and shift the coals). Maybe look over the menu and find some flavors that sound good to you and ask for their recommendation. As for prices, each lounge has different charging systems. Might be $10 per hookah. Chances are they are using a regular bowl and you'll get 90 mins per hookah bowl session. Again, I'm a fellow vaper. I used to heavily smoke cigs whilst also being a hookah smoker. The only negative effect I get now, after 3 years cig free, is I tend to get real tired and/or weak after a long hookah session. I go back and forth between 0,3,and 6 nicotine on my dripper box mod, all depends on my stress. I just had two weeks nicotine free recently, but now am at 3 (I doubled a 6 juice with pure vg, I'm poor lol)...they actually do make vape heads for hookahs, if that interests you. Most of them are not diy, you have to buy their replacement cartridges. I did see one at a local lounge that runs on an 18650, build your own coils, and refill with your own juice. Expensive, sounds neat, but seems impractical when I could just have a regular hookah lol. Hope this helps. Good luck. Please let us know how it goes, even if you think you'll never touch it again. Would love to hear your experience.
  7. If you can give an idea of your preferenceswith aesthetics, what type of tobaccos you like, etc... Many (including me) will recommend an Egyptian hookah. Best brand imho is Khalil Mamoon, KM for shorthand. If you want a multi hose pipe, Mya saray is the way to go. It's the ONLY Chinese manufactured quality hookah, just avoid the econo models. If you are looking at smoking more moist tobaccos, like fantasia, al fakher, and tangiers, you'll want to invest in a phunnel bowl. They increase the longetivity of your bowl, and also keep hookah cleaning easier since you don't get hardly any juices dripping down the stem. Also, you'll want to invest in a washable hose. You can invest in a pricier, designer one like a nammor, but nuhoses are perfectly fine and about $5 each. Do yourself a favor, stay away from quicklight coals if you can. Get a hot plate (portable single coil stove), they are around $15 at Walgreens and Dollar General. Get coconut coals (preferred by most because cost effecient and longetivity ) or japs like canary coals. You won't have nasty coal taste during your session. . As for where to shop, I have a few places off the top of my head. You can't go wrong with texashookah.Com ...also, 5starhookah.Com and hookah-shisha.Com have quality selection. If you search around the forum, you can find discount codes for some vendors. It doesn't hurt to take a look at the vendors area of the forum too. They randomly will post sales . Lastly, do yourself a favor and check the reviews section of the forum. This will really help you in the shopping process. One of our beloved members, Stuie, has reviewed just about every hookah product out there. There are also many how-to topics to help you along. I started here around early 2008, and loved hookah ever since. Each thread I read improved my experience more and more, giving me the perfect session every session. Welcome aboard.
  8. Shisha is Choking

    Heat management as stated above could be a big problem. Also, could be a tobacco that is too dry possibly. You don't need three layers of foil. One layer heavy duty is great, you can do two layers of regular foil but it isn't necessary. I often have tobacco touching foil with no woes. It's probably too much heat. Also, again, could be the tobacco if it's rather dry. If so, you can add vegetable glycerin to the tobacco to properly remoisen it to an acceptable consistency
  9. PLS REPLY?

    I used to smoke all day in college when I wasn't in class or sleeping. Part of it could have been with improper packing and heat management. In other words, could have actually burned the shisha, whereas proper method bakes it so it's more a vapor than straight smoke. Another thing could be your body's reaction with co2 from charcoal. Need to stay well hydrated, but also its good to be in a well ventilated area. If charcoal wasn't properly lit or wrong charcoal, that would be a major factor. In example, food grilling charcoal can kill you. Hope this helps, and that your next hookah experience is better
  10. Warning, not for the faint of heart hookah lovers. Graphic photo enclosed As many know, suffer pain in my hip and back (damaged s.i.joints, had a Rhizotomy this year)...I just went mother's day shopping and was in pain after the drive, walking, etc. Got hookah stuff out of my car. Dropped my bag of tobaccos and bowls in pain. R.I.P. 2008 black medium phunnel, 2009/2010 black and blue (dual colored) small phunnel (about same size as medium), and first run 7ico Pico phunnel in blue. There will be an appropriate memorial ceremony 4th of July during my annual cookout extravaganza at my cabin with my hookah and board games friends.
  11. Hey everyone!

    I remember you <3 Glad life is treating you well
  12. http://m.wtae.com/health/fda-to-extend-tobacco-regulations-to-ecigarettes/39393884 I was reading local news, being I don't have facebook at the time to keep up on world events (suing people from car accident that ruined my life and advised to take down facebook until case settled). Caught my eye because was titled towards FDA regulating e-cigs, but it's a sweep of all tobacco related products. ... So, what does this mean for us hookah enthusiasts? Thoughts?
  13. Just managed to scrape the cash together to order with a friend . I now have k-guava, k-peach, and passionfruit :)....sadly a day after paying, I broke a 120 ml bottle of Zurro's Private Stock vape juice
  14. Newer Dog Lover

    I can't wait for pics . Downside here for me, all the bitches(autocorrected last post) are now in heat. So the two retired girls, the one they bred, the one that it's her first heat, and that one's older sister, and my gf's girl...so they are breeding gf's hoping for a first litter (she's lesbian, last time they tried it instantly threw her out of heat) and successfully bred the older of the two sisters...so we might have three litters lining up and me ripping my hair out lol. I'm going nuts right now because their stud that is in top 5 in U.S is going nuts, spazzing at the smell and not getting laid, and two girls crated next to him are being noisy flirts. I actually had to take a xanax from the commotion tonight lol. They are sending their stud to show a few days early just so there's some peace and quiet in the house. He's the only intact male living here thankfully. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk Awe I see the ic now. Adorable! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  15. I used to put Cereal Killa in with some herbal blueberry that I was gifted. I got a decent 40 mins out of it...not my usual 3 hrs lol...feels like a waste of cash Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk