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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I've tried nakhla DA with AF grapefruit once, it was awful lol
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Well I do have a D hose but hardly ever used it for some reason
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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