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#1 hookarpowa

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:37 AM

Quick question. What can I use for hookah instead of quick light coals? I don't have any at the moment and I can't get any today. I really want hookah though, what else can I use?
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:47 AM

i hear kingsman charcoal works pretty good, you know the stuff you light a barbecue with.. haha just messing, DONT do tht. Um sorry no adivce here besides drive to the local tobacco shop and hope they sell hookah supplies
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:03 AM

Where are you? Maybe go to a local lounge or smokeshop, its important to use hookah coals and not bbq coals.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:07 AM

Ok, guess I'm not having hookah tonight, DAMNIT! sad.gif. Out of curiosity, why can't you use bbq coals? If they are poisonous, surely some of the toxins get into the food we're bbqing?
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:09 AM

Do a search and you will find a ton of threads for you.

The chemicals in them to help them light will cause you serious harm.
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i tested it by putting a flaming cotton ball in the bowl and smoking it.
the smoke was so thick!


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:12 AM

1. read the warning label on the bag
2. co2 levels are higher so you might get co2 poisoning
3. when you barbeque you arn't directly inhaling the smoke
4. atleast you asked before you tried it :wink: use the search function and search kingsman coals or is it okay to use barbecue coals and you should find a old thread

edit: i mean CO: carbon monoxide
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE (ASUSEAN1)
1. read the warning label on the bag
2. co2 levels are higher so you might get co2 poisoning
3. when you barbeque you arn't directly inhaling the smoke  
4. atleast you asked before you tried it :wink: use the search function and search kingsman coals or is it okay to use barbecue coals and you should find a old thread


Agreed completly. You'll find in the threads that a person who tried to use Kingmans got really sick, head ache etc. Yes there is a small amount of CO that gets into your food, but your not inhaling your burgers at least literally.

EDIT: CO not CO2, thanks web250.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:30 PM

AAAH I'm getting annoyed here, I really want hookah! sad.gif Thinking of everything.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:32 PM

no hookah bars or tobacco shops/?
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:35 PM

hookah bars are too far and place with coals is closed sad.gif (9:30pm)
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:35 PM

hmm well your shit out of luck then..
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:38 PM

a lighter or maybe a light bulb?? Get that bitch hot enough.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:41 PM

Guys, not CO2 with BBQ coals, CO, Carbon Monoxide is the dangerous stuff, not CO2, which is carbon dioxide.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:44 PM

ah shit my bad, eh co2 isnt good for you either way haha
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:56 PM

you can probably use natural BBQ coals...

but make sure they are natural (i.e. no added chemicals)...
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:02 PM

kinda hard to buy em in small quantityl, but natural wood charcoal for BBQing should work. it HAS to be all natural though. NO briquettes of any kind. Most stores that sell BBQ stuff now shoudl have bags of pure hardwood charcoal. You might have to buy 20 lbs of it though. My suggestion, wait til tomorrow when you can get real coals. Kill yourself slowly by smoking hookah rather than quickly with carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:32 PM

Ive used kingsford BBQ coals. Probably not the best Idea, but I thought it was ok. Iwas trying to use them as a cheap alternative to regular hookah coals.


They have a bit stronger coal flavor but that disappears after a few minutes presumeably after you get used to the flavor. I wouldn't recommend it as a regular option but if you are really desperate coals are coals. I am however pretty certain they are no where near as pure as hookah coals. I think most coals add material to help increase flavor for BBQing.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE (cypherkk)
Ive used kingsford BBQ coals.  Probably not the best Idea, but I thought it was ok. Iwas trying to use  them as a cheap alternative to regular hookah coals.


They have a bit stronger coal flavor but that disappears after a few minutes presumeably after  you get used to the flavor.  I wouldn't recommend it as a regular option but if  you are really desperate coals are coals.  I am however pretty certain they are no where near as pure as hookah coals.  I think most coals add material to help increase flavor for BBQing.


Excuse my french but:

you, my friend, are extremely dumb...
BBQ Briquettes have huge amounts of CO in them, filling your lungs with CO that frequently in quantities that big is probably deadly and would most likely cause serious brain damage...

but who am i to talk?
i smoke household objects when I'm out of shisha...
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:43 PM

im gonna have to agree with yonaton: read the warning label on the bag
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (Yonatan)
QUOTE (cypherkk)
Ive used kingsford BBQ coals.  Probably not the best Idea, but I thought it was ok. Iwas trying to use  them as a cheap alternative to regular hookah coals.


They have a bit stronger coal flavor but that disappears after a few minutes presumeably after  you get used to the flavor.  I wouldn't recommend it as a regular option but if  you are really desperate coals are coals.  I am however pretty certain they are no where near as pure as hookah coals.  I think most coals add material to help increase flavor for BBQing.


Excuse my french but:

you, my friend, are extremely dumb...
BBQ Briquettes have huge amounts of CO in them, filling your lungs with CO that frequently in quantities that big is probably deadly and would most likely cause serious brain damage...

but who am i to talk?
i smoke household objects when I'm out of shisha...

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