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  1. 6 points
    So I picked this beauty up this weekend!! It is a 27 inch ice chamber hookah, custom made in Lebanon for the military guy I bought it from on Craigslist. It has a crystal base, four hose ports, each with their own purge-valve cage before the hose ports, a drainage valve on the ice chamber, and a female stem. It also has an interesting ash tray that goes into the female port on top, and then the ash tray, being hollow and about an inch tall (not pictured) has 3 more female ports to accept all three of the male, Lebanese bowls it came with. They are all glazed on the outside, but unglazed on the inside. I cleaned it up, since the guy had only smoked out of it two or three times when he got it before he figured 'hookah wasn't his thing' and then it sat in a box for 20 years. So old, sure, but still like-new, which is also rare! Once cleaned up, and I removed all the bb's he had in the purge port areas before the hose port attachment, and replaced 3 with the plastic bb's you can get from pretty much most hookah sites these days. I marked the one port with a twist tie so I knew I could purge through that one, essentially turning the other three ports into purge valves, as, I typically smoke alone, though, I prefer at least one other friend to smoke with (something to be said here about the social element of the hookah world). It has a narrow stem, though the restricted draw is due to the purge-valve like ports the hose ports thread onto. They are very, very narrow inside. So I smoked with two of the nasty little Mya-like hoses (which were clean, I just don't like those hoses being a sili hose guy now...) I love it! It has a laundry list of 'honey-do's' I need to address to make it smoke the way I know that it can, and will, once completed. I couldn't resist this part, but my first bowl was also Starbuzz: Lebanese Bombshell. Yeah, I'm a ham like that. All I can say is 'wow.' I'm very used to unrestricted draws from my KM Platy Kamanja, so this was different having to hit it longer than normal. I had a single layer of heavy foil on the bowl, and 2x titaniums because they are still my favorite coal, though, I think I'm waning to the cubes these days and feeling less enchanted by the flats. Had to share this gem, as it is older than most of the people I do end up smoking my hookah with. It seems, at least up here, that people 'fallout' of the hookah scene around their 20's for whatever reason. Their loss, really. Cigarettes aren't my bag. I got into vaping for a bit, and that's every bit as expensive, laborious, and involved as hookahs, but working with something traditional, and classy like a hookah trumps any mod box and RDA I've come across.. No offense meant to the vape scene people, but I'm falling out of the vape scene and sticking to my hookahs. Had to show and tell, and share this gem with you all!! I dated a Lebanese chick for a while, and this brought back all the good times we had. Very nostalgic. I'm having mom crochet me another doily for this, silver, with the green Cedar family 'leaves' as the accent piece for it (the doily), as, all of my 'real' hookahs have custom doily's by mom. Also my bowl collection also has these doilies. What can I say? I'm a nerd-snob-thing!!! Lolz Happy smoking to all and to all a good hookah!! <3
  2. 5 points
    In my experience al fakher is usually really heat resilient and coconara coals don't put out any heat so three will be fine. Pack it a little more dense too. I get thunderous clouds and 2 hours that way
  3. 5 points
    Just got back from a work trip and testing out all my new stuff. Smoking starbuzz blue mistry using a phunnel and lotus. A Km hose as well
  4. 5 points
    Carnival nights is such a great flavor. Easily one of Haze's best.
  5. 5 points
    Mix I've been enjoying lately. Carnival nights (mint, vanilla, sweet cardamon) lemon, and mint. Been trying to get artsy lately with my pics.
  6. 4 points
    Glad you like it mint head it's awesome. Really unique and the perfect stepping stone to get into jurak and true molassel. Got a new glass hookah from Anahi. Smokes like a dream. Plus you can use any bowl with no adapters. Smoking af mint with al waha cherry. Mmmmm.
  7. 4 points
    Lol I have a bowl at like after 6 am after work usually, I've actually considered getting a lounge job but there aren't many around my area at all, and despite my efforts I haven't found any of them to be hiring, but to be honest all of them seem unappealing, I've only heard of one good place that offers a wider variety of brands and actually use coconut coals (I think) and I don't know the name. Theres a lounge not too far from here but its practically a starbuzz only lounge and they use quick lights, I don't mind so much that its starbuzz but I'm so against quick lights that I doubt I'd be able to sleep at night serving it to people, if I wouldn't smoke with them I don't want others to lmao. My friend went there and said it was alright, but also told me they use crappy Chinese bowls, sad thing is its apparently one of the best lounges around here. Hurts me a bit. At any rate I had some more k peach when I got home a bit after 4am, I swear, k peach is like in nakhla double apple's league for me, and you guys know how much I love nak DA.
  8. 4 points
    Yeah, so i was placing a mock order the other day and was just about to check out, BUT I FREAKIN' CANT BECAUSE WA SUCKS RIGHT NOW. That is all. (bwahahahahaa I even make fun of myself...)
  9. 4 points
    AF orange + mango is the cat's pajamas! I used to smoke that every time I went to the hookah lounge. Alas, I do not have any orange in my possession right now. I'll have to fix that soon.
  10. 4 points
    I think to switch it up I might try a small order with hookahjunkie but so far smokinghookah has treated me very well. Maybe is because my monthly order is through them but I've yet to come across any expired shisha. I know white rhino was discontinued, but the package had the little pamphlet when I opened it and I had no issue with it. Now I always check the expiration date after that fiasco with al fakher I had from my new local shop. I did order from 5 star once and it was a good experience but meh. Besides, there's a 15% discount for being a member of hookah.org. [emoji106]🏻 So...... I promise I haven't abandoned my awesome forum. I've been busy working on hookah.org stuff just outside of the forum. Been busy up keeping all our social media accounts and promoting as much as humanly possible. Been working on other project as well. Recently I started helping my best friend with his business and on top of that still working on the same project with the Emmy winner producer. Busy. Busy. Busy. With that said. Tonight I'm relaxing with some inhale shisha 3somenout of my Kahlil Maamoon kahramana, pharaoh's hydra bowl and my hookah stand. I have a newfound love for this inhale brand.
  11. 4 points
    Continuing my binge of the twist in the ferris bowl. Can't wait for the kilo of trifecta coming in the mail
  12. 4 points
    Yeah oddly enough maraschino cherry is stronger that kashmir cherry. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend it. It's the only cherry flavor I'm willing to smoke Also smoking what a mint again, this goes by too fast I need a kilo or two
  13. 4 points
    I enjoy my hookah sesh with a 50:50 water to lighter fluid ratio to enhance the flavor of the quick lites I use to heat up a bowl of CraftXO ...so..yeah different strokes for different blokes I guess Aaaand I've been smoking tangiers raspberry a lot lately...water in the base.
  14. 4 points
    I got a few: Al fakher blueberry, mint, and orange (ocean breeze) Mango, grapefruit, guava (island love) Citrus mint, grapefruit, and cinnamon (beach bum) Lemon, orange, and cherry (lollipop) These are from the lounge I worked at. All of them would sell out within a week. Very popular.
  15. 4 points
    It's been a Nak DA kind of day. Went the traditional way and packed it in an egy. Digging the freshness and the new cut. Having a nice glass of arak with it to enhance the anise undertones.
  16. 4 points
    Smoking tangiers noir melon blend. Been seeing tangiers hate recently saying it's gone downhill. I for one think it's improved. People hate on everything anymore I swear.
  17. 4 points
    Smoking tangiers clove. Been really enjoying it at night lately.
  18. 4 points
    What's in everybody's bowl today? I tried the Al Waha sweet shock but I won't be smoking that one alone, it truly has a very strong taste of soap.
  19. 4 points
    Not smoking now but thought I'd share. Last night I popped into the only local KM distributor in the country. I attending an out of town work conference and staying not far from him. He was happy to set up 2 KMs with the Khaloud Lotus. I must say I'm impressed with the smoke session from this combo. I bought myself a lotus and a KM washable hose. Also got Starbuzz blue mist. This will be my first time trying Starbuzz. I've picked out 2 KM hookahs. Just waiting for incentive bonus in July and then ill have my KM couriered to me
  20. 4 points
    Smoked a few bowls today. Started with white chao starbuzz and haze what a mint to get a good test of the charcoflare quarter circles which work amazing. I'm glad someone in the U.S. finally made them. Will be using them often now. Moved on to the new nakhla raspberry and watermelon. Both are a touch sweeter but holy shit did the stems get huge this go around. Nonetheless im glad not much changed. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the ice to be revamped fingers crossed. Finished up the night with tangiers dark plum which is quickly becoming a new favorite. Not sure why my first 250 didn't have flavor but the 500gs I was sent out to review has me loving every pull from start to finish. Got my nicotine tolerance back too which is always a good thing.
  21. 4 points
    Yeah it was actually quite enjoyable. Much better than af vanilla which was overly sweet and needed to be used as a mixer. My lovely smoking team!! I'm so sorry to be away for so long. I could go into details of everything that has been going on but you don't want to hear the boring details. Then again this is me and you just might enjoy it a bit. So my nights are now busy because I'm helping my best friend with his business until he can hire a new person and, well, with all my other stuff going on I'm a bit of a busy bee. No worries though, I still smoke every night and I'm active every where I can. So tonight I'm smoking these ice drops gel and it's mighty tasty but it takes A LOT of heat. I will be ordering more of them because it was just fun smoking them. Anyway, I have a lot to catch up on here on the forums so I leave you with the pic of the evening.
  22. 4 points
    Yeah Tangier's!!! Damn I miss that stuff!!! Got a smidgeon of Peach Iced Tea left... Kinda savin' that for special occasions now, wtf!!! lolz
  23. 4 points
    Smoking a mix of SS Mint, Alchemist Alpine Mint, SS Absolute Zero, and AF Mint..... I love mint Had to combine them because I'm running low on all of them.
  24. 4 points
    my newest vid. Also have a tangiers review on my channel as well if you guys want to check that one out. Gave matt a shoutout in this one too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBmxpFqOixk
  25. 4 points
    I haven't posted in a while but I have been smoking. I'm sitting outside and it's nearly midnight. Smoking a bowl of Ameren cool mint. My favourite flavour. Wife is fast asleep. I had too many naps today. Sent from my SM-P555 using Tapatalk