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Just yesterday i bought a 10" pumpkin hookah with two hoses. I also bought cherry shisha and some coals. When smoking i barley taste the cherry and after 15 minutes of teh coal being on one side, i start to taste something wierd like coals or something. advice please. thanks.

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How do you pack it? What is the shisha brand? And what kind of coals did you buy?

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well the way i packed it was spreading the sisha with my fingers to get it all apart and patting it down. the coals are Starlight and the shisha is Nakhla

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The bowls that come with those things are puny to the pint of uselessness. I'd say get a new bowl, but the best for you would be to buy a better hookah all together. Look at the Trades section for the mini MYA group buy. Get a friend and for $20 each you will have pipes that will give you phenomenal results.

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eh, i dont wanna buy a new one since i just got this one. i just want to know ways to enhance the flavor. when do i know if teh coal is hot enough?

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pumpkin hookahs are to small and dont smoke good at all get a QT mya its a lot better hookah  Edited by Dreamer_1969

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QUOTE (Chuck-182 @ Mar 8 2009, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
eh, i dont wanna buy a new one since i just got this one. i just want to know ways to enhance the flavor. when do i know if teh coal is hot enough?


To enhance the flavor, buy a good hookah. In the mean time, break your coal up into pieces and spread the pieces out over the bowl.

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Also try a different brand of tobacco. I know a lot of people on this forum like Nahkla but I have had little success with it. It is less flavorful, doesn't give that great of smoke and burns too easily. Try starbuzz, or lucid tangiers. And make sure your coals are glowing red all the way through or you will get nasty coal taste. And phunnel bowls increase flavor a lot. Hope that helps.

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QUOTE (Chuck-182 @ Mar 9 2009, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what are phunnel bowls?


Buy a new hookah.
Buy new tobacco.
Buy a new hookah.
Buy new coals.
Buy a new hookah.
Buy a better bowl.

Take forum members' advice.

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QUOTE (An1m @ Mar 9 2009, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Chuck-182 @ Mar 9 2009, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what are phunnel bowls?


Buy a new hookah.
Buy new tobacco.
Buy a new hookah.
Buy new coals.
Buy a new hookah.
Buy a better bowl.

Take forum members' advice.


LMAO!! I'm sorry, but I really enjoy reading An1m's smartass comments. Thanks for making me laugh.

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pumpkins smoke like crap. if you dont feel like spending the money to get a better hookah your going to be stuck with it. if you decide to stay with the pumpkin do yourself a favor and buy a better bowl and easier tobacco.

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QUOTE (delSol_si @ Mar 9 2009, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (An1m @ Mar 9 2009, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Chuck-182 @ Mar 9 2009, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what are phunnel bowls?


Buy a new hookah.
Buy new tobacco.
Buy a new hookah.
Buy new coals.
Buy a new hookah.
Buy a better bowl.

Take forum members' advice.


LMAO!! I'm sorry, but I really enjoy reading An1m's smartass comments. Thanks for making me laugh.



Haha that's just my sense of humor, I know it tends to rub people the wrong way at times so I'm glad when I hear that people don't take my words to be malicious, it can be really hard to tell over the webbernets.

I just think it's counterproductive to ask for advice then refuse it all because he wants the pumpkin hookah to work, it's sorta like your girlfriend from 7th grade, you like it and it's nice, maybe your first one, but there's realllllllllllllllly very little chance of it working out and lasting a long time.

So find yourself a good new hookah, there's a wealth of knowledge on these boards. Hell I'd get you a Mya QT for 30 bucks and ship it to you, because it'll be cheaper than most websites that way. There's a reason everyone's telling you to ditch that hookah, it's no bueno!

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My god stop dissing his hookah already. Last summer I was smoking outta chinese pumpkin with friends and it was ripping thunderclouds with loads of flavor.

As for your question, first try splitting the coal in half and placing the halves on opposite sides of the bowl, change their position 20-25min into the session. Also make sure they're fully lit *ashed over* when you put them on your bowl. You know you have enough heat when you're getting clouds and flavor but the smoke doesn't get harsh. It's Nakhla so don't expect super big clouds unless you add glycerin.

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I take it you are using QLs (quicklight coals). If so, make sure they are red all the way around. Try splitting one in half and keep it on the edge of the bowl. I've smoked out of the pumpkin hookahs and while they arent the nicest ones, that can smoke fine. Also, Starlight coals suck! Try some new ones out. If you want to stick with QLs, try these or these

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