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  1. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I just packed a bowl of double apple, I guess HS didn't get the new double apple packaging but this stuff still looks fresh, they don't have that look and feel of year long shelf stored boxes if you get what I mean, two of the double apple boxes came in busted but the tobacco pouches were still intact so I just took both of these out and put them in a good container and its from those busted boxes which I'm smoking now, as far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with it, perfectly good nakhla DA
  2. Mint Head

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    What bowl is that? And my order just came in too, I counted it all up and its 5 kilos worth lmao
  3. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I've tried nakhla DA with AF grapefruit once, it was awful lol
  4. Mint Head

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    I got a really big order from HS just now, all in 250g for al fakher, but golden bahraini, golden ekandarani, golden grape mint and orange, then regular vanilla, grapefruit, orange, mango, blueberry, gum cinnamon, gum mint, mint, and mango, then a kilo and a half of double apple with me specifying I wanted only the new packaging. Then some new brushes
  5. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    So I tried something a little different, in my egyptian clay bowl I put a healthy layer of clove at the bottom, another healthy layer of guajava at the top, both sprinkle packed and gently padded down and about the same ratio between the two, and then at the top I took the last few bits of my k peach and cane mint mix that I had and put that on top, not bad at all, I'm mostly getting guajava with the undertones of the clove, the k peach and cane mint were a bit more noticeable at the begining and its starting to disappear, not bad at all the clove gave it some umph. Going nicely with my chai tea, ran out of sugar cubes so its straight chai with milk, very Spidey and flavorful and smoothed out with the milk, nice way to end the day, also I thought it was funny how they cut back on hours at my job, but a full timer is in vacation and they really gave me (and everyone else) petty hours, but I ended up getting called in on two of my days off anyway.. Kind of defeats the purpose of cutting hours doesn't it? And I'm almost sure I'll get called in again tomorrow lmao
  6. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Clover for an after work smoke today, gonna need a new order soon, I like clove I just wish it were a stronger flavor, same with guajava, in hindsight the guajava was kind of disappointing, I mean it does the flavor well but I find it to be kind of weak and sensitive to heat, I know Tangier's fan be finicky but I swear some flavors just do not take heat well no matter what you do, meanwhile you can slap in k peach or whatever and have it smoke just fine with minimal issue, clove isn't too bad on heat, its fine if I'm careful, really craving some double apple and grape right now though
  7. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking the last bits of my k peach and cane mint, still have a decent amount of clove and guajava though, but I'll probably place a new order soon
  8. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    That bowl looks like it went really well, I can't believe I used to have so much trouble with it lmao, but I'm so glad I got past that curve, double Apple is too good
  9. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I'm sure it does, but I'm scared about getting nakhla from them, I was considering it next order That's a strange one, personally I'm not into hookahs that aren't really traditional looking but if its easy to clean that's a big plus for me, cleaning can be a hassle sometimes and I'm lazy
  10. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Man I need to get some more myself, I haven't had it in about a month now, it'll be interesting to hear what you might think of the new version, I thought it was relatively the same but sweeter and juicer. And bigger stems I guess, I really want to try that AF two apples 2, but I think I've only seen John carry it unfortunately
  11. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Oh man I didn't even notice this till now, sorry about that lmao, I'm glad you like it, its a pretty simple pack but I never really heard of anyone doing serious over packs with nakhla and the lotus so I like to talk about it a bit, I use titanium flats too so you could probably go even heavier, how is it smoking for you? When I do it I let it 3 goals sit stonehindged with the lit closed for a good several minutes, and when I get that first pull the smoke is extremely thick and just, a lot bigger than I normally get with nakhla, for me its usually a sign of burning but not with that pack the flavor is extremely intense and in your face for me and it can stay that way for quite some time but I tend to take a coal down to keep it from burning, has it been like that for you? Also Dude, I tried what you said about leaving my silicon hose coiled up in a tub of water, I did it while I was cleaning my hookah and packing my bowl, hardly any water stayed in at all and even though this hose was left unwashed on my hanger for the better part of a couple months, it's really quite clean, no ghosting from what I can tell and no water coming through, thanks for that tip it really made things easier for me, definitely going to be using this hose a lot more. At any rate I'm going with some k peach in the silk butterfly today, I do really like this hookah, it doesn't seem very popular these days and hard to find this model now, but I like it and I'm glad I got it, its really grown on me
  12. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Well I do have a D hose but hardly ever used it for some reason
  13. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I had a bowl of cane mint that I just put away, I wish hoses stayed cleaner for longer periods of time, sometimes its a chore to clean the hookahs as often as you need to but hoses to me are really annoying because getting then dry is a real pain lol
  14. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    When I had the double Apple it was over saturated so I dried it put myself, maybe its hard for them to keep up the quality control considering they're a cigar company first, and I heard static starlight is good but I haven't tried either of those
  15. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Man clove is a really good flavor. Goes great with a strong dark bitter brew of tea, if you're into that kind of thing anyway, if this is what traditional tobaccos are like then I think I'd be a fan
  16. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Lol I think that was me, its pretty common and I do it with all shisha in that bowl, but for nak DA if I use the lotus I do a really heavy fluff over pack like really heavy, clear that hole, move the tobacco around so it doesn't fall off the bowl, and press it down with the lotus, I like when its pressing up against the lotus a bit but I don't pack it down like a hockey puck, if you aren't using a lotus then you can just do the standard fluff over pack and pack it down slightly, same with the center hold, I've had it sear to the foil and smoke really well this way, but I don't like to use as much shisha with the foil
  17. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Yeah I'm Midwest as well, I maybe have one friend who's genuinely into the hobby and smokes with me sometimes, my others like it but they usually just smoke it here and there or don't always feel like it. It doesn't really bug me though, its a good way to relax by myself, having some k peach with a vane mint stained hose, its going really great right now
  18. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Lol I meant to say I was using foil and the alien, that's why it was just going alright, it always does great with the lotus for me and this alien I got about two years back, fits perfect really. And I can kind of see what you mean about titanium's, the quality is a little bit lower than when I first started using them, but I still like them and the bulk deals are good. Right now I'm going a second time with k peach and an Egyptian clay bowl with the lotus, I tried this set up for the first time when my buddies were here because this is a pretty large bowl and I wanted to just keep pilling on coal. It went great then but I was a bit light on the shisha so it only lasted 2 1/2 rounds. This time its semi dense up to slightly above the rim so I get some contact with the lotus itself a bit more. So far its going great, just the same exact packing method I use with nakhla on a day I don't went it heavy. Man whoever came up with clearing the center hole in an Egyptian was a genius. I think packing this way works better than using a phunnel sometimes
  19. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I'm smoking some guava with the alien and lotus, its running decent, I think you just mentioned this a little while ago dude but the alien isn't really great with foil. But its going okay, I think guava is kind of on the weakish side, but I think its one of the better guava flavors. Don't know if I'd get it again though
  20. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking some clove now, cleaned out a hose to get the full flavor, really interesting stuff, its funny because I prepared some chai tea and this chain has cloves in it, so having these side by side makes this tobacco taste a lot like my tea, the clove and just the dark characteristics of the tobacco. Its really nice though I like it, some of my cane mint is still stuck to the hose so that's pleasant. Good flavor I'm jot disappointed
  21. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Hell yes, I'm going for k peach in the Egyptian, getting ready for the third round, going great
  22. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    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.
  23. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Had a nice bowl in the Tangier's small of k peach, two rounds as usual, I get the full flavor in the second round mind you, but anyways semi dense and now the same but cane mint in the alien and lotus, nice way to end a work day I'd say, some friends coming over saturday are pretty excited to get their feet wet with Tangier's, I like prepping hookah for people, even with stuff like double apple everyone seems to enjoy it. With all the bad information out there, bad products and such, I like being able to take the time and effort put into this hobby and share it and try to give them a good experience
  24. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    For me doing that dense pack makes the juices boil over and run down the side of the bowl under the foil, burn the top layer, and like you said it gives strong throat hits with weak smoke, the flavor is always coming through very unclean and rough. But this way does everything you said, except for me the flavor is consistently clean and distinguishable, and I still get the longevity, I think 2 full rounds of coal out of a Tangier's small bowl is insane, that bowl seriously can't be holding more than 20 grams at most
  25. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I struggled with Tangier's for as long as I did because of this spread of misinformation, when literally the only thing you need to know is to apply the same fundamentals and flex into your hole poking and heat styles, I've gotten the best results when I let it breath. And I don't mean pack it super tight and poke holes through the tobacco, I just put enough in there to fill the bowl, gently smooth it around so its even, if theres an empty spot I gently add a bit more. Consider this, I've read on Eric's forum once where he said he doesn't understand why people in the states have so much trouble with his tobacco, when all he gets from people in the middle east who try it is praise, they seem to love the tobacco and never came to him for help packing it. Hockey puck packs have given me nothing but trouble
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