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  1. Mint Head

    DudeWhere'sMyHookah reviews!

    Gonna watch this right now, I've been keeping up with the videos BTW but this is one I've really wanted to see you do lmao
  2. 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
  3. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Well I do have a D hose but hardly ever used it for some reason
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I don't know when I'm gonna sit down and try clove, but I had the guava with a tad of cane mint thrown on top with my friend, first time trying guava mind you, I thought it was great, I really love the original noir line, I smoke nakhla double apple so often that noir feels so familiar to me, its texture and consistency is a way similar than let's say birquq, birquq always gives me problems, wish me luck since I grabbed k peach in that line. Also I find it funny that even though I don't pack Tangier's like a hockey puck, I just put enough in there and smooth it around a bit lightly, it'll still go for 2 rounds of coal out of the Tangier's small phunnel with 3 coals per set, where any other tobacco is burnt out by the time that first round is over, really makes the price point of Tangier's seem worth it, I doubt I use more grams in the pack since it's way less dense, hence why it always looks like there's more tobacco in its packaging than other brands. So I don't know what's up with that, but I ain't complaining, nakhla packed like a hockey puck in this bowl will completely burn out after that first round so this tobacco just might be that high caliber. But that could just all be bro science and there's something I might not get, anyways rant over, enjoying a nice bowl of guajava in the alien and lotus. Finally got some really tight sealing containers too so that's cool
  18. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Cane mint for me today, so excited to try gaujava and clove later
  19. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Well with likes, I try I like everyone's post, but like now, it stopped working and won't let me lol, started bugging out again last night but yeah. I've never tried al waha, just waiting on my Tangier's to come in, I'll probably have some AF grapefruit
  20. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Well since I have the 60 packs of 16pc sample boxes from Hj he still had on the site, it's really interesting to see how different a lot of these packs are, some are fantastic, nice brown ash like coconaras still produce, I only know that because my friend uses them since they sell em at my local shop, really good heat, hardly any smell, generously large size, like when you get flats that look almost like a big cube, but then you get some batches with white ash, kinda random heat, a bit smelly, really fucked up pieces that look like someone took an ice pick to them, sometimes they break, and they will vary from sample pack to sample pack, I doubt I could go back to coconara because the heat is so random and heavy, those coals like to spark and crack whilst on the bowl. I had one of the older batches of cocourth that weren't some of their best from what I heard, they were solid but I just don't like coals that put off that much heat, just doesn't fit in well with how I prepare my sessions and its very difficult for me to manage, ecocha were really good, really clean tasting IMO (well no taste) just higher heat, I'd buy them again if I didn't want titanium's, I HATED charcoflare and CHX coals, I know some are fans of charcoflare but I thought they made my session taste like it had quick lights on it, and gave me a headache. It was awful, my pallet is pretty sensitive so if there's any flavor in a coal I'll notice, for me, titanium's and ecocha have been the best in that specific department, ecocha being even better but I just like the lower heat. Sorry for the coal rant guys but I felt like throwing my 2 cents in the conversation lmao, at any rate I've been smoking some Kashmir cherry with bits of my last AF mint I could scrape up, wasn't bad at all, made heat management a bit easier too. I tend to have a bit of trouble with birquq. K cherry won't be something I'd pick up again, quite a weak flavor, can barely even taste the Kashmir in it at all too and that's really a bummer, I'm so excited for my k peach to come in, great stuff and I haven't had it in a few months. 500gs ftw. I've been smoking some of my AF grapefruit too, prefer it with mint but still awesome and sharp, Mt orange went bad for a second time in a row because the container was crap and I was too late on the repack. Gonna be careful with AF these days onward. Gotta have that AF orange fix man, funny enough I prefer orange straight over the mint mix instead of the usual. The orange really pops out more. Suck great tobacco I swear, and all this talk on orange and mango makes me wanna try for an order of those and have that mix again, straight grapefruit and orange is fantastic too.
  21. Mint Head

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    I liked AF mango, it was a lot better than afzal mango that's for sure, really good with af orange
  22. Mint Head

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    Okay so I just placed an order from hookah-shisha, basically a Tangier's exclusive order. 2 packs of birquq Kashmir peach (I've missed it), 1 pack of noir cane mint, clove, and guajava. Unfortunately couldn't get peach iced tea but oh well, got some cheap containers and grommets to push it to the $100 mark so I could get free shipping
  23. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I would but now its a 21 and up site and they wrote on check out that they look into it now as well, I'm 20 so I don't think I can order from there anymore unfortunately, that was my vendor of choice too
  24. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Where can I find that? I've never seen it available before
  25. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Like usual I'm smoking some double apple, almost out of this kilo, makes me sad
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