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Legatus

Hello From Northern New Jersey

Hello everybody!

 

My name is Jay and I'm glad to join this forum here. I heard about it from a YouTuber who recommended that I check you guys out for all Hookah related discussion and what not. I have been smoking hookah like an amateur for about a year now and have decided to finally kick it up a notch and really learn this awesome hobby to the fullest. I say amateur because I've been smoking a crappy, apparently semi broken Hookah for a year that I got as a gift and was taught how to do everything improperly by the person who gave it to me.

 

Why did I never actually bother to check what I was doing? Sometimes I forget the internet exists for these purposes, haha. Anyways, I hope to get to know you all throughout my tenure here and can't wait to learn and discuss and what not.

 

For those who are curious, I just recently bout a KM and can't wait to actually use it properly.

 

Cheers,

 

Jay "Legatus"

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Welcome to HF, Jay! :) Great call on the km! You will experience a world of difference if you have been smoking using a semi broken pipe haha! If you face any problems though, feel free to ask away! :) We love pics btw. Post the pics of your new setup when you set it up! :)

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Welcome welcome, Jay! Hope you like it here! Sent from my iPhone using [URL=http://tapatalk.com/m?id=1]Tapatalk[/URL]

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Welcome Sent from my iPhone using [URL=http://tapatalk.com/m?id=1]Tapatalk[/URL]

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From someone who was like you and thought they knew howto do it, this place can really help you. Now I help people with it. This is a great community. Welcome man!

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Exactly! That's why I can't wait for all the new shisha I ordered to arrive. I would try what I already learned now, but I need a new grommet for my hose, which is coming in with my shisha. I'll have to wait until this weekend or Monday to find out, but I'll let you guys now. I hope I can get real clouds and flavor this time around. Thanks for the warm welcome as well!

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Jay, if the hose grommet is the only thing stopping you, then try a damp paper towel. They make for awesome grommets. I don't even use the normal ones anymore! They have a better grip and they are readily available!

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+1 to the damp paper towel trick. Best gasket you'll ever use. :)

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Welcome to HF!  A KM should be a major upgrade! I'd want to get 1 of those KM Prince Hookahs They look awesome very close replica of the OG AF Solid!.

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Jay, if the hose grommet is the only thing stopping you, then try a damp paper towel. They make for awesome grommets. I don't even use the normal ones anymore! They have a better grip and they are readily available!

Only thing I ever use.

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News! So I finally used my new KM and I have good and bad news. Good news is that my new KM is great. The first day I used the grommets and used my new coconaras and the new argelini shisha I ordered. The first light was awesome. The flavored were great, but I didnt get thickish clouds. I think my holes on my foil were too large. Today I used the paper towels which were MUCH better than grommets. However, I think I made a mistake with the bowl once more. I didn't want to smoke too long so I didn't fill out the bowl. I put 3 coals in the triangle formation, but I soon found myself coughing cause the smoke was too harsh. I think this means I has too much heat and not enough shisha?

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You're correct. :) 3 coconaras may be too much heat for a properly packed bowl too BTW. What bowl are you using? And how big is it?

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I am using the standard Egyptian bowl that came with the KM.

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Depending on how big it is, you may need 2 or you may need 3. Play around with your heat management. Another tip is if you need less heat, stand a Coconara up on its smallest side. This is called "stonehenging." If you need slightly more heat, I recommend picking up a windcover. I never use a windcover to actually keep the wind away from my coals- I always smoke inside and use mine as a heat management tool. ;)

 

It may be overwhelming at first with all the variables to consider, but with practice you'll be having some awesome sessions soon enough.

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I'll try that next time! I'm not discouraged because I realize what I'm doing wrong so I can't wait to try again!

I have a question, do you guys know where I could find tangier that are not 250g? I really want to try it, but I can only find the 250g tubs which I don't think are good ideas since I don't even know it I like them.

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