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  1. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I thought about getting a Turkish bowl but idk, on the note of da, I'm smoking some now and this batch seems to have a lot more green apple this time around, this stuff is really sour, awesome batch
  2. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    They have poor quality control as well, when I used to get it once in awhile I'd get some batches where there'd be bunched up pieces of tobacco that are completely solid with no juice content inside, its not like when you get something expired, it's so weird. My friend likes to call them the gas station brand lmao, ace of spades was alright though
  3. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I know how you guys feel, I own two and I do love both of them but sometimes I wanna pick up another one, there's some really nice ones out there for decent prices and part of me wants a double apple only set up. A pipe, unglazed bowl and km rainbow hose, I'd love to see if its true how it makes sessions for your set flavor evolve over time, Paul wrote an article on here saying there's people out there who say you don't have a true experience with hookah without doing something along those lines, and keep unglazed bowls passed down generations. Anyways I'm on gum with mint before work today, oh and dude I gotta thank you for that hose cleaning trick, I don't have to go through the hassle of baking soda and vinegar anymore and I've been using my D-hose exclusively since, I literally just let it sit in one of those gallon ice cream plastic tubs we have around with water while I clean my hookah, the water comes right out with no effort and ready to smoke immediately, I'm really noticing how well it doesn't ghost compared to disposables as well, I'm so glad I purchased this awhile back
  4. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    If I were to do something like that, I'd have to smoke some fantasia flavors, but I can't bring myself to do that, I've had so many bad experiences and bad batches, and well, even when I first tried them I thought they tasted like nothing lol.
  5. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    I'm with you on being more into fresh mint/peppermint type mints over heavy menthol types, even social smoke mint was a bit heavy on the menthol versus flavor side of things for me, that FML red leaf you guys mentioned sounds really interesting though, I never tried FML and really don't want to, but it sounds like it might be something in line with cane mint which is kind of the best of both worlds. When I had cane mint in burley that was a real treat, really good version of cane mint I liked it a lot. Its funny how your friend mentioned that "if you call yourself a mint smoker" my name here is mint head and I'm almost always smoking smoking DA, but mint here and there, I'm scared to try that trifecta though, cane mint nearly killed me when I first started smoking that and I still go low on the heat with it As for your watermelon review which I'm watching now, it reminds me of smoking my friend's mod hookah with him and quick lights, mod bowl and metal screen, except the flavor we always got and had first experiences with was sex on the beach
  6. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    More spam incoming, I'm trying AF gum with mint, I was really said when I got expired al rayan gum with mint from 5star that time and its hard to find, but this is just as good if not better, especially since AF mint already tastes kind of like a mint gum anyways, don't know why I've never tried this it's really good, also the gold Bahraini doesn't seem to like being over packed, got a couple heat issues with that, still smoked well but its touchy, smoking that again really solidified my first impressions of it, its really good, for me its a contender for nak DA, I've said that before with shisha royale and alchemist but this just hits all the rights notes for me, I've always wanted a good red apple flavor and this has gotta be it
  7. Mint Head

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    I think I'll take a look online and see what I can find actually, if its more egy style then I'm all for it, it might sound strange but I think the spire in phunnel bowls holds back the flavor potential to a small extent in some cases for me, at least when it came to the 80ft, I always felt like I couldn't be as abrasive with my heat because the circulation wouldn't be as good as if I did the same exact thing in an egy with similar dimensions, my smaller one is slightly wider and slightly less dense, but I think it does everything the 80ft does, but better
  8. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    So this came sooner than expected but I wanted to treat myself, I'm trying bahraini apple right now, I'm a bit disappointed in the container, I saw it in video and thought it was going to be like a shisha royale container, those are some strong heavy duty screw ons that you can easily make air tight without risking damage, but this, well, if you try to screw it too tight then it unscrews, it'll skip the treads and just come loose, its still a step up from the current container but it was a huge bummer for me, it can still be sealed fairly well but I went overkill and sealed it extra hard with some box tape, don't want anymore AF orange incidents... Its kind of hard to say much about the flavor right now, I cleaned out this hookah just before that bowl of double apple earlier and my hose as well, and I'm using the same hose, there doesn't seem to be any anise from the tobacco but I get a subtle hint from my hose, or at least that's my guess, its a really sweet red apple, it's kind of subtle but its enough for me to enjoy and I like strong flavors, I don't know the best way to work this stuff since its different from standard AF, I heard it was supposed to be juicer I think, but from what I could tell there was a really noticeable difference in tobacco to juice ratio than normal for AF, like there was a lot more actual leaf in the package I think. This stuff is REALLY sticky, AF is usually sticky but easy to move around and mix and stuff, but this stuff really liked to stay attatched to itself, if you guys ever smoked othmani, and have gotten the really large choppy cuts from them, it looks just like that but way less juice and way more sticky, I'm gonna have to smoke this a lot more to say much else about the flavor, but first impressions are good so far. I've smoked a handful of no anise apple flavors and I think this might be the best, it kind of reminds me of othmani double Apple in a way, that one was on the sweet side too but this takes it up a few notches, It gets a lot sweeter with more heat so this stuff can come off strong but its like...idk, I guess the best way I can put it is imagine if you sliced up a red apple and had it sit in brown sugar for a long time, like to where the sugars got absorbed into the slices then ate it, I think it would taste like this, pretty strong red apple flavor with sweet steroids. This is something you guys gotta try on your own I'm not a reviewer lmao, it seems really solid though, sorry for the long winded posts again, this one was as I was smoking it so yeah. This is definitely more savory, its also not one dimensional, like I can pick up red apple peel on the background behind the strong sweet flavor, this is good stuff man lol
  9. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking an extremely heavy dense over pack with DA, Egyptian, and lotus. Second glance this nakhla is on the dry side, but the flavor is still very much there. I'm really glad I didn't get a 5star repeat because that would've blown since I got a kilo and a half of this stuff, and all the AF seems to be made this year so that's a big plus for me, I'm guessing they threw me a bone since the order was so big. If anybody else besides DD is curious about the revamped gold line by AF I'll be sure to put my thoughts in since I got most of what's available
  10. Mint Head

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    I've been really considering getting a good unglazed bowl for double apple only, I thought about getting that red clay harmony but I don't like phunnel bowls with double Apple very much, I only use my Tangier's small for 1 round runs but I've had too many issues out of the 80ft, just doesn't seem worth it
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I've tried nakhla DA with AF grapefruit once, it was awful lol
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Mint Head

    What are you playing!

    Lately I've been playing some sf5 to take the edge off waiting for tekken 7, not coming out on console until sometime next year sadly. Street fighter 5 is good but I miss my baby, and as it stands tekken tag 2 is such a crapfest. I doubt you guys play fighting games but yeah lmao, one of these days when I get enough money together I want to get a decent end gaming and mod the crap out of oblivion, played that game so much when I was younger on the 360 but I've always wanted to try out those mods, I'd also like to emulate a lot of old games since it would be too much of a time and monetary investment to go on a treasure hunt for a bunch of old consoles and games. I'd like to bump up my library on ps1 and earlier era RPGs as well as some old school point click adventure games, and other old PC exclusives but that's a long way from now lo
  18. Mint Head

    New hookah not smoking/working well

    I can really relate to this because of all the trouble I had starting out and would persist for the longest. You said bubbles were coming out of the stem when you purged? That probably means you're using too much water for that hookah to handle, unfortunately modern hookahs can be designed in strange ways and can be difficult to work with if you're used to something as tried and true as a KM, I generally don't recommend getting modern hookahs unless you really know what you're doing and what you're getting, but yeah try a lower water level, less water=less restriction. Try keeping it in the half an inch to an inch level, with bowl packing.. I have to say I especially relate to this, most of my experience up till not too long ago was only with AF, and to this day I run into problems with the really juicy stuff like haze or starbuzz and fumari, I can say you never want to pack your bowl only halfway, that's a really bad idea and in my opinion is just lounges being cheap, it doesn't really lead to a good experience. I don't know what kind of bowl that is, so I don't want to tell you how to pack it, all I can recommend is get a large or medium sized Egyptian clay bowl, they're really cheap, $7 generally, they work way better than standard bowls that come with modern hookahs and do half the work for you, and in my opinion are just as good if not better than the average phunnel bowl, if you buy one of those then I can say sprinkle pack with everything just up to the rim or right below, besides haze, sprinkle it just over the rim and gently glide it to the rim of the bowl, also I'm biased but I hate metal screens, try using some aluminum foil, if you get regular aluminum foil (like I do) use two layers of it, wrap it around the bowl tightly like a drum and make sure its sealed on there good, and just make enough holes, btw, if you do get an Egyptian clay bowl, when you put your tobacco in use your hole poker to make the center hole completely clear, it just makes your life so much easier. Hopefully that will help you out, like DD here said al fakher works extremely well in an Egyptian clay bowl, and IMO it works the best with it
  19. 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
  20. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    I think at some points I'd fall into the biweekly basis of buying kilos of double apple, I'd buy the kilo pack itself but I'd really have to find a place that I can be sure it would be fresh, don't want that 5star thing to happen again lmao, I've heard from others before that sometimes the flavor is inconsistent, I don't notice it too much myself but when I do I find it to do more good than harm, man it looks like you got some serious smoke volume from it as well, I can only get that level when I use the lotus. But like you said when smoking it that way the anise comes out so strong, but I love it, and since you mentioned buzz, the first time I smoked nakhla was mint, I had a really good session and smoked it for about an hour, I liked it so much at that point I kept huffing at it like a maniac and because of it I ended up pretty sick from the nicotine and laid in bed for a couple hours wanting to throw up, that was a rough first experience lmao I think at some points I'd fall into the biweekly basis of buying kilos of double apple, I'd buy the kilo pack itself but I'd really have to find a place that I can be sure it would be fresh, don't want that 5star thing to happen again lmao, I've heard from others before that sometimes the flavor is inconsistent, I don't notice it too much myself but when I do I find it to do more good than harm, man it looks like you got some serious smoke volume from it as well, I can only get that level when I use the lotus. But like you said when smoking it that way the anise comes out so strong, but I love it, and since you mentioned buzz, the first time I smoked nakhla was mint, I had a really good session and smoked it for about an hour, I liked it so much at that point I kept huffing at it like a maniac and because of it I ended up pretty sick from the nicotine and laid in bed for a couple hours wanting to throw up, that was a rough first experience lmao
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    I think the lotus and Egyptian with Tangier's is better than the lotus with an alien, but that's just me, it was a cool experiment that went way better than expected even on the first go, but I can't get it to work by doing that method on smokeorpass, where to me it looks like its a sprinkle under pack, I tried it a few times and it never worked for me but eh, one funny thing is like, I'm not sure what bowl you used in that video but you said its a 3 hour bowl with Tangier's, I just find it really funny when I see people make these videos with bowls like a harmony or whatever and say "yeah this will smoke a good hour, hour and a half" which sounds like a lot of wasted tobacco to me, considering how much is put in there, and I've had plenty of experiences of sealed off the top layers and having an unexposed bottom layer that will not smoke unless you take it out. Idk, it just sounds crazy to me.
  25. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    Okay so, we definitely pack it in a similar way, personally I don't like using forks, (and I kept losing my oyster forks) but I do all the mixing and packing with my hand I just find it to be a lost easier and faster, the only huge differences are that I pack my Tangier's a lot quicker, like you said 2 minutes where as I do it in like 30 seconds, not trying to make it a race I just thought that was kind of interesting, but the biggest difference is that I use a tad bit less tobacco then that when I'm going with foil, or at least it might seem that way since I use the Tangier's small and that bowl is tiny, I do the same thing you do with the fork where you just gently gently ease it in, except I use my thumb. But with the lotus, one thing I really like to do lately is do almost the same thing with nakhla but not as much tobacco, I do and over pack which looks just like that, but I don't take it under the rim, I take it straight to the rim and make full contact with my lotus, well, its small contact but when the tobacco expands its makes full contact and will sear to the lotus, I think you should try that out sometime with the Egyptian I found it to run extremely good, its so smooth and just full clouds and full flavor, probably the best results with Tangier's, but it does lower the smoke time a bit, when I use my big Egyptian clay bowl I can't really get it to go a complete three rounds of coal, its more like 2 and a half, and the coals will be half done by the end will no smoke production, but its still a really good method you should try out sometime. But yeah I'm glad you finally decided to make this video, as for me its a bit late since I've been able to get Tangier's smoking just fine but I'm glad you put this out there, hopefully more people see this, matt has another video where he packs Tangier's very much in this way in his small egpyrisn except he doesn't clear the center hole like I do and I'm super glad he did that as well, seems like people on this forum really know their stuff
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