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  1. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I can get kilos of AF for $35 from an Egyptian deli but too bad I don't smoke much AF lol. Currently smoking some Black Lava Black peach. The brand's new batches are a big improvement. FX apple has ironically become my favorite double apple (I wasn't too impressed with the first batch I tried). Lemon mint is a real winner in my book. I wish black lava sold kilos.
  2. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Watch out! DudeWhere'sMyHookah might rip you a new one for saying something even slightly positive about alchemist! Lol. On a more serious note, I think I'll be smoking some sinful mint + pearfect tonight. Stuck at work for one more hour...freedom so close I can taste it.
  3. chitand

    Hookah Coals & Heat Management

    We shouldn't even discuss quicklights lol. They're bad period. As far as natural coals go...one month the worst brand becomes the best brand and the best brand becomes the worst. I.e: titanium's and Cocourth were fantastic. Currently titanium is experiencing some blacking out issues and Cocourth just relaunched it's product after a massive fail a while back. I just switch brands every few months because there will never be a coal that is consistent 100% of the time unless someone discovers a way to manipulate rainfall and crop yields lol.
  4. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Captain black wasn't good indeed lol. Hence why I'm using it to compare it to black lava's tobacco notes. Dunhill should be in your top 5 though. Tasty stuff.
  5. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Currently having a much needed smoke sesh after a hectic day at work. Smoking a mix of 50% tangiers blackberry, 30 %trifecta pearfect, 20% haze sinful mint in a tangiers small, foil + provost, and 2 Charco flare cubes. Beautiful mix.
  6. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I've been doing a slightly less then semi dense pack. How far above the rim do you sprinkle it in before slightly pushing down on it? I actually really like this da's flavor profile but the tobacco undertones take away from it for me. Tangiers noir can be heavy on the tobacco undertones depending on the flavor but those are pleasant tasting lol. I've dabbled in smoking pipe tobacco years ago and black lava's undertones are reminiscent of Captain black pipe tobacco lol.
  7. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I haven't posted here in forever. Trying out this black lava fx apple to see what the hype is about. It's definitely a buzzy smoke. The flavor is more akin to nakhla da than AF Da which is a positive in my book but the tobacco undertones are quite unpleasant. Even the smell is off putting. It's almost as if the tobacco used was that American Spirit brand or actual low grade pipe tobacco and just covered it in flavorings and honey/molasses (forget which base they use). Needs more testing before I finalize how I feel about this brand.
  8. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking a Trifecta mix 50/50 Manzanas and pulp friction. Excellent mix.
  9. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    So I wanted to smoke a bowl before going out to see an old friend and I ended up with an interesting mix to the say the least. I didn't have enough kashmir peach to pack it in my mini symphony bowl so I mixed with trifecta vanilla 40 k peach, 60 vanilla in a harmony bowl. I figured peaches n cream with a dash of kashmir wouldn't be too bad....it turned out not to be too bad after all. Not the best mix but not bad either. The shit I do not to waste tobacco lol
  10. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Ok so this mix popped into my head yesterday but I haven't tried it yet since I don't have the flavors: AF grapefruit & AF guava. I feel like the tartness and sweetness of both flavors could compliment each other. You could give it a shot and let me know how it is
  11. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    I've been on a DA kick myself. Last night I loaded up a bowl of lavoo deux apple with Nak DA and AF Da - needless to say it was an anise bomb of a smoke. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Currently smoking a 50/50 mix of Nak and AF Da. I'd say AF has become more mellow if you use foil. I prefer smoking DA with an hmd in general because I find the anise/licorice flavor to be more prominent that way.
  12. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking the last of my peach cobbler in my 80ft bowl with the provost.
  13. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    It's a snowy day in nyc, so I'm starting my 1st hookah of this lazy day with 60/40 alchemist polar bear and lavoo dark mint. On that note, I did pull the trigger and buy 2 100g of alchemist. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and they definitely fixed the juice issue. Flavor strength could be stronger but I always thought the flavors needed to be stronger even when it first came out. Overall, I feel like it wasn't money wasted but I wouldn't make alchemist a regular in my stash. I am intrigued by their upcoming KFC line though
  14. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking 60/40 tang peach cobbler and dark mint. Excellent mix. The girlfriend is getting her DA kick with 50/50 Nak DA and AF Da. It's a good Friday night
  15. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    My first bowl of the new year is some trifecta pulp friction. Trifecta nailed the bitterness of a grapefruit but my tongue is coated in glycerin. #mixedfeelings
  16. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    That's awesome dude. I'm glad to hear that there isn't too much of a difference between the mason bowl and stone bowl because at the price these stone bowls go for....lol they better not be that far behind in performance. I only got them because I was celebrating a special occasion and I had a chance to snag two of them. No luck so far with the mason bowl but one day I'll get the notification in time to order one before they sell out in 30 seconds lol. For 40 dollars I don't think you can beat that value for a high end bowl.
  17. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    How does it compare to the stone bowls?
  18. How is it a pain to use lol? If you want to go straight to the noir line, I'd recommend 1) cane mint - noob friendly 2) kashmir peach - only if you like floral flavors 3) blackberry 4) raspberry Just be sure to read up on how to pack tangiers and you'll have a blast with it. Definitely pick up a phunnel bowl while you're at it.
  19. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Thanks! And I saw the pic of that stone bowl you posted, I have one just like it except it's shallow. Deux apple is misleading, it should be labeled as deux apple avec mint because there was a very prominent cooling undertone which I personally didn't like. Ik DA w/ mint is popular but I don't like anything getting in the way of an anise bomb exploding all over my taste buds. But overall, it was a solid flavor. I just had to get used to it. How was mean java? Hookah chef wasn't a fan but orange + chocolate + coffee sounds like right up my alley.
  20. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking some lavoo mint Citron in my stone bowl with 3 Cocourth coals. This is smoking beautifully. I think Cocourth coals will be my coal of choice right after the titanium cubettes and lavoo has quickly become my second favorite dark leaf brand. Tangiers is still #1 in my book but lavoo nailed the tobacco undertones. Mint Citron is pretty good. Lavoo definitely know their mint but I wish the citrus part tasted less like limeade and more sour. It would be the perfect contrast to the super sweet and cold mint part.
  21. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Smoking some F-line melon blend again. Session is going a lot better than last night since I'm getting used to the Cocourth' heat output. Smoking F-line on an empty stomach because I like to live dangerously.
  22. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    And if we want to be technical, the Turkish perfected the original Indian version by making the pipes out of brass. And we can thanks egyptians of course for giving us the heavenly double apple. The point is, I'm not actually arguing with you, more like friendly banter because I get the urge to play devils advocate from time to time. Lol. ...dude ya read my mind lol. I was gonna call it hubbly bubbly but I felt like it was too cheesy because I grew up hearing my dad call it that (in a very heavy accent of course). [emoji106]
  23. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Lol and Americans made hookah even better. Should we give it an americanized name and say that is the only correct word for the pipe? Also the Italians did not perfect pizza, New Yorkers did # shots fired
  24. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    To be fair, hookah is not an Arab invention. A Persian physician came up with it in india. After doing some research, I found out my earlier assertion that the term hookah is of Indian origin. And since India was part of the British Empire the term hookah caught on amongst the British. So the word "shisha" isn't the only correct term. Egyptians refer to the tobacco as shisha as well. And most hookah cafes/lounges in the US (at least in ny) are owned by egyptians so that's also probably why Americans call the tobacco "shisha". I'm feeling a lot better - thanks for asking! Yeah it still feels weird and I still have to watch what I eat but the wound has closed up enough that it doesn't bother me when I smoke.
  25. chitand

    Smoking Right Now Thread

    In lebanon we call it an argileh. Shisha is probably more of a gulf thing. Hookah, if I remember correctly, is originally an Indian term for it and since it's just easier to call the pipe a hookah it has stuck in the western world.
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