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  2. I don’t think I’ll ever really quit. I just take breaks years at a time.
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  4. Since I bought my own hookah recently I pretty much exclusively smoke Al Fakher since I prefer simple, universally pleasing flavors and that’s all the corner store next to me stocks up on. I have smoked every flavor of Al fakher that I am interested in smoking and looking to try other companies. so I was wondering besides Tangier, do any of the other brands like nakhla, Romman, Starbuzz etc. Require any acclimation process?
  5. So 2 week back i started Hookah and it was going well i wasn't adding a lot of flavor due to inexperience the smoke was good but my bowl broke and bought a new one using the new bowl first two sessions were great i was getting the hang of it and then tried Double apple and Sour Paan the taste of these two was amazing but my flavor burned which gave me a stinging feeling at the back of the throat. I want to ask is how much flavor should i use and should i add a double foil layer i have a steel based Hookah its pretty common one here in Pakistan what is the best method to make a perfect Shisha can anyone please help
  6. Whatever flavour I get from Al Fakher lose taste after a few days. I know it's not my hookah's setup cause the first few times it tastes great. I got a strawberry and mint recently, mixed them in a plastic container, stored in a cupboard, I stir it good before packing to get the juices out, I use my fingers to crumble it and just let it fall into the bowl, middle hole open for air, coconut coals, double foil etc. Am I doing something wrong with how I store it?
  7. Hi , im new here and new to the world of shisha. Iv smoked it a fair few times in cafes but now looking for my own setup. I would love some help and suggestions on a starter setup, reasonably priced but decent and preferably able to take more than one hose and maybe upgrade compatable parts in the future. I was looking at Khalil Mamoon cafe style but realised they only take one hose. Also if anyone can recommend the best british website i could order these from so i can be sure i am buying genuine parts Thanks in advance
  8. Hi everyone, new to this forum! Huge hookah enthusiast from Ontario, Canada.
  9. I've been steaming a lot lately and am loving it but I want to start making my own mixes. Does anyone know where I can get the vleaned dry volcanic rock? Im talking about the stones without any flavor yet. Thanks
  10. Please ask the experts for the double apple flavor ingredient. Where can I actually buy it? Thank you.
  11. Yeah..it really has it is rather sad, made some great memories with this community on tc 🤷‍♂️ but so is the way with forums unfortunately..
  12. Legit Generally, KM's aren't often knocked off and if they are they're east to spot. Even thought they're good quality, They're so inexpensive that it's not worth China making fakes. Yours is, in my opinion, clearly genuine. Enjoy
  13. I'm sure original Egyptian tobacco was just tobacco and honey. Stop me if I'm wrong but I think the tobacco is soaked in water for a while, then patted as dry as possible, then steeped in honey for a while, chopped then smoked with no foil, just coal on top, or at the time probably carbonised bovine feces
  14. Just signed up want to say hello, anyone else here from North East England? My usual setup is Old as fuck KM Magix silicon hose Egyptian clay funnel bowl or a Magix Egyptian clay deep egy style Foil and coal, no hmd because I'm old school Usually smoke "fake" Al fakher from miansons.co.uk or whatever I can pick up on ebay as tobacco is hard to come by in England.
  15. From what I've learned, Steam stones are minerals coated in flavor & glycerin.. How can one go about making these? or even wholesale.. not much information about it on Google.
  16. What are some of the non-tobacco herbal substances made out of, I've heard Tea leaves being used and even these things called steam stones... I'd like to understand more about these substances so If anyone has some insight for me, I'd gladly appreciate it.
  17. hey there people, new joinee hukkah enthusiast here.... im here to learn from people around the world and also to give away what knowledge happy smoking
  18. So I've been smoking off and on for about ten years. But just recently, I've been smoking way more often, twice a day--in the afternoon for about an hour, and then at night with beer for about 2 hours. Over the last few days, I've been noticing a sting in my throat, whether of not I'm smoking, and it's not a sick kind of sting. Is this normal? Is this a sign that I need to cut back, or a sign of like throat cancer or something serious? Because I love my hookah. I'm a work-from-home-mom and it's the only thing that keeps me sane with my two rowdy toddlers! But at the same time, I don't wanna die lol Any comments appreciated :) It actually feels kind of like acid reflux, but I have no other acid reflux symptoms, which is why it's concerning.
  19. Hey all, Does anyone here know the average square footage size of a well-spaced hookah lounge? I saw someone mention something about a space about 1200 ft. I'm just trying to figure out a floor plan idea. If it matters, something with a small commissary kitchen inside would work too. Thanks in advance!
  20. Could you take it apart and post a pic of the top of the base? Most of them are interchangeable and a basic base is inexpensive and easy to find online. Measure the hole in the top, and just order one with the same size neck. It doesn't have to be the same brand or same model, usually. And yeah, people break them a lot. Often when they pick up the hookah to move it, and they pick it up by the stem and not by the base, which then falls off and shatters on the floor. Or pavement.
  21. First of all, make sure that there are no leaks. To do this, seal the palm of your hand onto the bowl, and try to draw through the hose. You should not get any air at all, even a little. If air is getting in, then you need to find the leak. Take off the hose and try blocking the far end of the hose with a finger and draw on the mouthpiece. If you get any air, you have a leak. See if the mouthpiece or handpiece are removable. If so, maybe the seal is bad. Anyway, keep your antique hose for display, but get a modern hose for smoking. If the old hose checks out good, then try sucking in on the ferrule, the part where the hose fits into, with your hand sealing the top of the bowl. Does it still leak? Remove the bowl and seal the top end of the tube and try again. Still leaks? Maybe the tube doesn't seal well to be base. Or the tube is in more than one part, screwed together, and they are not properly sealed. Okay, so let's say you have no leaks or you have fixed all leaks, and you get good air flow through the hookah. Oh wait... DO YOU get good air flow? Maybe you should use a bowl with bigger holes in the bottom. Maybe the tube is clogged up with years of built up crud. Maybe you are filling the base too full with water. Maybe the hose is crimped or coming apart inside. Anyway do what you must to get good flow through the hookah. One common mistake is to pack the bowl too tightly. The mu'assel or shisha or whatever you call the smoking mixture where you are from, should be filled loosely into the bowl and tamped down lightly. Air must pass freely through it. Poke plenty of holes in your foil. Try without the screen and without the cap. Make sure that the foil is sealed well to the bowl. What kind of coals are you using? The top of the shisha should be about 1/4 inch below the foil. The foil may sag down slightly from the weight of the coals but that is okay as long as the foil is not actually touching the shisha. That bowl looks like maybe it was not meant for smoking shisha? I am looking at how small the holes are and how close together they are. I think you ought to try a different bowl. You can get them online for around $6. And are you sure that this is an actual hookah meant for smoking, and not just a display item of some sort? I notice your hookah is standing on a nice carpet. Sooner or later you will knock a coal off and burn a mark in that nice carpet. If it is truly an antique then very likely it was not made to use silicone rubber grommets. You will need to wind white adhesive/bandage cloth tape until the thickness is right, then seat the part tightly so it makes a good seal. In the old days they used wet cloth or leather. Or you can try adding modern silicone grommets. Your coals should preferably be out at the edge of the bowl and not in the center. Most smokers do not like the quick lighting round tablets. Natural lemon wood charcoal is considered the best but the compressed coconut charcoal cubes are good, too. Let them burn long enough to have a coating of ash before you begin smoking. They will be difficult to light. Usually we use a gas or electric cooking burner or a fire can or a propane torch such as what plumbers use, to light them. So to recap, 1. make sure that there are no leaks. If there are, isolate and fix them. 2. Make sure you have good airflow through the hookah and if not, fix that. 3. make sure tht your bowl is packed loosely and to the correct level. 4. use decent coals, lined up around the edge of the bowl top 5. replace any part that does not seem to be doing what it is supposed to do.
  22. Box Spring vs. Platform Bed: Which is the Best One? Box spring or platform bed! Which is the best one for comfortable sleep? This is a common question with those planning to buy a bed frame? Do you prefer a bed that you just place a mattress on it or you will need more support for the mattress? This is what will determine whether you will use the platform bed as designed or you will need a box spring. Basically, a platform bed can be used without a box spring but a box spring cannot be used without a bed frame unless you are sleeping on the floor. Before you can buy any of them, it’s imperative to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Read more Ultimate Guide to the Best Cheap Low Solid Wood Twin Platform Bed Frame with Headboard and Drawers A Box Spring Before memory foam mattresses were introduced, box spring had been popular and widely used with the traditional beds. They are not only used for the comfort they guarantee, but also for mattress protection and the fact that they raise the bed. Advantages of a Box Spring · One of the advantages is that they raise the bed to offer an extra height. This is good for those that need to climb or get out of bed easily. · A mattress placed directly on a bed frame is subjected to premature wear and tear or sagging. Since a box spring will absorb the weight, it prevents this problem. · A box spring makes it easy for the mattress to absorb the weight of the users better. Disadvantages of Box Springs · Over the time of use, it's highly likely that a box spring will lose its support · Once a box spring is placed on a bed, the underneath bed storage will reduce · You will have to spend more money on top of the mattress and the bed frame to buy a box spring A Platform Bed Platform beds are low profile beds that can be used with or without a box spring. These modern beds have become quite popular and unlike the traditional beds, they don’t require a box spring. There are different styles to choose from and you are guaranteed air circulation for your mattress. Advantages of Platform Beds · There are different styles that you can choose from depending on your preferences. This simply means that you are not limited to a specific style. · There are different materials to choose from. You can opt for wood, metal or upholstered platform beds · Platform beds have slats, and the solid surface has holes to ensure there is airflow for the mattress. This will reduce the chances of mold · You can have one that gives you storage space underneath which will save on space in your bedroom · With this type of bed, you will not require a box spring to secure and protect your mattress. They are designed to secure the mattress without a chance of sliding off Disadvantages of Platform Beds · They are low profile which can be a challenge for some people to get in and out of bed · You will need to spend money on a high-quality mattress that will offer the ideal comfort Due to the fact that a box spring will need a bed frame to be used, they are the added cost to your budget. On the other hand, a platform bed only requires a good mattress. Once you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each, you will be making an informed decision for your bedroom and comfort. Visit our link https://platformbedexpert.com to learn more. How to Pick Right Platform Bed for My Bedroom Platform beds are modern beds that you can use comfortably without a box spring. Although they are low profile beds, one can use risers or add wheels to add height. Once they are higher, you can get some underneath storage space. They are versatile as they are available in different sizes and styles. This simply that you can always get one that matches your requirements, but how do you pick the right platform bed for your room? · Consider the Style of the Bedroom The style of the bedroom should help you pick the right platform bed. Remember that this furniture is a focal point in this particular space. Probably, the style of your bedroom is modern and sleek. In this case, a metal platform bed turns out to be a great option but if it’s a welcoming and warm style, you may get a wooden bed. · Consider the Structure As you pick your platform bed, remember that you need a strong structure. An a structure that will support your mattress and weight for a long time to come. People are of different weights and although metal and wood that commonly make platform beds are sturdy, always consider how strong that structure is. Types of woods are different with varying strengths. · Consider the Size of Your Mattress Perhaps you already have a mattress that you want to continue using and all you need is a new platform bed. You must first take the size and the weight of the existing mattress into account. The dimensions are vital as without them, the two might not be compatible with each other. For example, if you have a queen size mattress, you must shop for a queen size platform bed. · The health of the Materials Used Platform beds are made from different materials with the most commonly used ones being metal and solid wood. On metal, only a finish is used thus you should make sure it’s not toxic. The problem comes when you opt for other types of materials such as particle and plywood beds rather than solid wood ones. Wood types such as particleboards are put together with glue. When temperatures rise, it is highly likely that your platform bed will release chemicals and odor from the glue holding the particles together. As you pick your platform bed, consider ones made from solid wood and metal. · Don’t Forget the Size of the Bedroom The size of the bedroom where the platform bed will be placed determines the size of the bed gets. If you already have a bed that you want to replace or a mattress, consider whether it seems too large or small for the room. This will guide you on the size of the bed to pick. You do not want a bed that is too small or one that will make the space feel cramped. The size of the room, the health of the materials used to make the bed, the style of the room and the strength of the entire structure will help you pick the right platform bed. Visit our link https://www.scoop.it/u/twin-platform-bed to learn more.
  23. Hi guys and gals! I got the AoT as a christmas present and after watching several videos instructing me to dense pack it, and as of yet not being able to get a good session out of it, I was wondering if I could get some constructive criticism on the pack I've been using. Fumari Orange Cream I tried it with 4 Fumari quicksilvers and 2 Cocobrico flats. The clouds are okay and the flavor is nonexistent. Thank you in advance for any assistance!
  24. Hey! Can you please update me about your experience with mainsons.co.uk? Have you found any other cheaper tobacco shop? Thank you!
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