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Everything posted by thehelios

  1. Nakhla was bought out by a Japanese company a couple years back and they severely cut down their offerings. You can't even get Mizo Mint anymore 😕
  2. The issue may not be the bowl itself but how you pack it. Vortex bowl holds a different volume of tobacco and, due to the spire on the vortex, the amount of air going through the coals and foil may differ. You'll need to play around a bit and figure out what specific things you need to do differently when packing the clay bowl. That means trying out different hole patters, packing density, how high you pack, number of coals, etc.
  3. Are you sure you smoked hookah tobacco and not, you know, 20 hits of speed?
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    Smiley bowl

    Holy cow that is some throwback. All we need is some Scalli bowls and MNH funnels and it's back to '08.
  5. IIRC, warm water makes more smoke. If you want a cool smoke feeling, and don't mind mint flavor, then add some mint flavor to your bowls.
  6. Don't do it, man. The only successful hookah lounge in SoFla that comes to mind is that one on Lincoln Rd. and that one's more of a bar that happens to have hookahs in a very good location.
  7. The video is cool but it has to reload at every page load which means black bars when the new page first appears. I have no idea if it's the same issue with images. I'm digging the club vibe of the video, though.
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    Selling off All of My Nakhla Stock - CHEAP

    Dibs on: 1x Sweet Melon 2x Mizo Apple 1x Ice Apple 2x Mizo Grape 2x Ice Grape
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    Selling off All of My Nakhla Stock - CHEAP

    You have an updated list of what's still available?
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    hello old friend hf

    ​Indeed. I can't get it to smoke as well as when using foil but setup and cleanup is sooooooo much easier.
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    hello old friend hf

    ​Do you leave or make a hole in the center of the Lotus? And welcome back Lunchbox!
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    Can't tell if it's a KLR or weeStrom.
  13. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Al-Fakher-Glass-Hookah-Nargile-Shisha-Complete-Set-With-Hard-Carrying-Case/271578039844?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D24643%26meid%3Dc14b012432314bd6b527b83729ac289d%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D10413%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D261568356583   Based on the looks of the case it comes in, this looks like a Chinese knock-off.  In addition, the ones being sold on legit sites have a colored base and not a clear one.   Anyone able to verify?
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    MIG Hookah

    Are you in the States? Shipping only seems to be to several countries surrounding Germany.
  15. It looks like a generic Chinese hookah so you're going to have a hard time finding it.
  16. Either you're burning up the bowl too much or dehydrated/have an empty stomach.
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    Regal Prince Thoughts?!

    ​I'm really digging the dark stained wood over the lighter, reddish tint. ​Is Regal an Israeli company? Melech means King in Hebrew.
  18. You're preaching to the choir here. Hookahset is a banned vendor for this very reason. They have great prices but there's a pretty good chance something wrong will happen with the order. I'll order from them but write in the order notes to call me if there's any issue with the order and there always is. They'll call me, give some excuse, and we'll try to figure out what to do next. I've ordered from them several times and have NEVER had an issue-free order and don't expect to get anything from them in a timely manner. Also, I feel bad for not answering the questions about Jewish holiday stuff from earlier in this thread. Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Sukkot are considered the 3 "major" holidays for Jews. Passover and Sukkot are 8 day holidays where the first 2 and last 2 days are considered a "Yom Tov" which are treated like the Sabbath but you are allowed to cook and carry (yes, seems trivial but there's a whole slew of Jewish law of what/when/how you can carry items on the Sabbath.) Rosh Hashanah is a 2 day holiday and Yom Kippur is a single day. The issue with them not operating on these days is that work is explicitly forbidden on Sabbath. Being in temple praying all day is not why they can't work.
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    Steam Games

    FTL is a fantastic game. The mods available for it make it even better. All I've been playing lately is Payday 2 and Planetside 2.
  20. That looks like 30-35g fluffed up. You could maybe do 50g if you were jam-packing Nakhla or Tangiers in there. And as Bawehee said, you're best off starting slow with heat and slowly ramping it up. I had very good results using half pieces of coals on AF. Also, AF doesn't like touching the foil that much so you want to make sure your foil is very tight and the tobacco is barely touching the foil.
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    Da Bomb?

    ​Surprised it to took someone this long to rip off the design: http://alienshapes.com/alien-shapes/
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    Beer Snobs Unite

    I stopped drinking beers often b/c of them gat dang carbs. Been drinking a lot more Bourbons (Kirkland Brand ftw!) and Rums.
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    My epeen isn't big enough
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    Get on my level! June '08 and still under 1k posts. Lurker for life. Jeez, even fcbayern has more posts than me and I visit this site nearly daily.