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

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Cane mint for me today, so excited to try gaujava and clove later
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

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

    Smoking Right Now Thread

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

    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    Yeah man I have to agree, after I shipped back the kilo of double apple I emailed him asking to let me know when he got it, that was around two months ago, never got a reply or refund, and I've had several issues with them before, unfortunately for me I can't order from HJ, the site makes you put your date of birth now to verify you're 21, I faked it and went to the checkout station and it said you'd probably need to send more info to verify your age, so I didn't bother, HS has been out the window for awhile and I want to avoid 5star as well, as far as I can tell I may have to put the hookahs down to rest for the year till I turn 21, unless anybody knows any vendors I can order from that won't bug me about that stuff? There's actually a hookah shop by my house that has never carded me, and I bought tobacco there after the law changed, but their inventory isn't great and they don't carry nakhla, and a lot of their stuff just sits on the shelf for awhile, but its good for 250g packs of AF at least, I thought about ordering from smoking-hookah.com but these days I'm so paranoid about ordering from other sites because of all the issues I've had with expired or dried tobacco that I just don't know, maybe I'll give hookahjunkie a try but I'll just wait and see for now, I'm posting this because I'm getting low on tobacco and plan to make an order really soon lol, but if anybody knows a site they can vouch that doesn't carry out of code tobacco so I can order a bunch of nak DA without any trouble, let me know lol
  16. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Showing the 80ft some love after god knows how long, its kind of cool having a discontinued bowl, well the color scheme anyway, I don't know if it was a first gen or second gen 80ft though, just got some standard AF mint again, AF mint was the first 250g pack I bought after I got my first hookah and I used to smoke it a lot a couple years ago, its nice going back to it once in awhile, still one of my favorite mints, I like that its just a nice chill mint gum flavor and not too strong
  17. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I'm smoking some AF mint out of the shika, Egyptian head with foil
  18. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I'm just smoking some double apple out of the shika, Egyptian clay bowl, and foil, I like the restricted draw for a change of pace, its nice. Was reading a book while I smoked the majority of this session that my friend loaned me he got at college I believe, just a short story called anthem. I guess that goes in line with the change of pace thing, I'm not much of a reader lmao, nice relaxing session before I hit the hay
  19. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I use an andriod dude, also I finally busted out the shika sorya for the first time in a good while, gave a really deep hard cleaning inside and out, it seems to have no problems producing smoke, I'm trying out a 50/50 mix of nak double apple and AF orange, and honestly its actually pretty dang good, I'm enjoying it quite a bit, I might not be able to seal the inside of the hose port reliably but I know where it leaks out on the stem itself, if I seal those small spots on the stem outside of the port then I think it would do the job, but its smoking well enough now so I can't complain, its a beautiful hookah IMO, and looks great after I cleaned it up well
  20. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Yeah so far I'm liking it, gives the cherry more umph, I might really like that DA then, as you know I like mixing those double apples anyways, I still think you should try shisha royale DA, its honey based and takes heat really good, chopped really fine and lasts a long time, I've gotten consistent three rounds out of a bowl I only get 2 rounds on with other brands, but that DA tasted a lot like nak ice Apple, that really sharp green apple flavor is so dominant in that version BTW I keep getting this weird random issue to where I can't like comments for awhile, and sometimes I can't post, really strange
  21. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I'm trying a mix of Tangier's Kashmir cherry 70% and nak DA 30%, Its not bad at all, I think if I tried it with more DA it would come out better
  22. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    They're good enough? Might as well there's one right by my house
  23. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I'm smoking some AF orange, unfortunately this package doesn't seal well at all so it got a little dry without me noticing and I had to repack it in something else, it seems salvageable but it lost some flavor, I gotta be more prepared and get some better containers lol
  24. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    AF grapefruit and grapefruit with mint are awesome, I got some straight grapefruit and had a bowl of it before this double apple, its my second favorite citrus flavor. Simple affordable and done extremely well. I love af
  25. Mint Head

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Went with another orange grapefruit mint mix, I like this a lot better than the premixed citrus mint, AF grapefruit is a lot better than lemon in my opinion, and I like mint to be the minor flavor in my mint mixes most of the time, the premixed stuff uses more mint than I like so its a nice change of pace for me considering that I always get it premixed
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