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Mister Thrice

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About Mister Thrice

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  • Birthday 03/04/1982

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  • Location
    Tacoma (Tacompton...)
  • Interests
    Music, books, exotic pets (pythons & arachnids), wood work, leather work, pokemon (core games), bass guitars, vaping & making my own liquid (which will translate to good shisha when I get around to it), knives & swords, movies, everclear (190 proof only), comic books, longboarding (skating, as I have many different styles of boards), dungeons and dragons (I'm old(er) school, so 3.0 & 3.5 only, spent a lotta moneys on that set not looking to buy a whole new set of 5.0), & wanna get back into R/C Cars again :3

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  • Hookah(s)
    KM Dark/Syrian Prince, KM Platinum Kamanja, ??? Lebanese 4 hose Chiller, 3x 'lesser' hookahs...
  • Favorite Tobacco Brands
    Tangiers, Al Waha, Al Fakher, Nakhla
  • Favorite Flavors
    Tangier's Boysenberry (Birquq), Tangier's Peach Iced Tea, Nakhla (most), and though I'm fairly tired of Fumari, if you make a spiced chai bowl in an orange bowl (or better, a blood orange bowl) that's my signature bowl and gets nothing but ravings from my friends!

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  1. Mister Thrice

    Is this mold/rust

    The pic of the intake ports into the jar do look like rust. Some white vinegar and baking soda should remove it pretty easily, and then polish with some coconut oil to keep the rust away. I'm going with food grade everything because not only am I some kind of hippie/eco nerd/herbalist guy, but it's cheaper, easier on the hookah, and wont impart funky tastes to your sessions. As far as the hose port goes, I would clean in the same way. Though, it does appear that the corrosion (if that's what it is) has began to eat at some of the metal. So maybe use a bit of sand paper or a dremel tool carefully to file the rough spots down a bit, then clean and treat with coconut oil. Hope this helps some!
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    My hookah is not giving enough smoke

    I'm concerned about the stem, the area that looks taped or has an acrylic connector above the hose port area? Is that tape? The stem should be an actual pipe, a solid tube running through the stem and heart, but it's hard to tell by the pics... Also, it looks as though your ball bearing may be metal? I recommend everyone to toss that piece of crap and get a plastic BB or airsoft pellet (bigger plastic BB) to replace them. They dont corrode, rust, or gunk up as easy as metal does. Also, when you clean your hookah next, put it in the base, and try 'hitting' the hose post like a pipe, and use your finger or palm or whatever to block the point of the stem where you put the bowl on. If there is any leakage, you should hear a faint hissing sound where the leak is. If not, then it means it's solid, and 99% chance its the purge valve BB. Those are my thoughts on the matter anyhow... Lemme know how it goes, and if the problem persists, maybe we can troubleshoot it some more :3 ...it's a beautiful hookah!!
  3. Mister Thrice

    Best Strawberry eliquid in India

    Looks tasty! May give that a shot when I get the time! I like to attempt to make my own shisha with a good eliquid (the only point of a 0% nicotine eliquid in my opinion!) and strawberry is done a million ways by a million people, so I'm always looking for that 'perfect for me' variant!!
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    Need tips on making my own orange flavored shisha!

    Though this is true, hookah is not just about clouds or flavor. There is tradition, culture, and a loose structure here, also a social element and other caveats that make the hookah community more than just a nicotine fix, or a cloud fix. While I vape also, I was using a hookah long before vape was even an idea, and I will stick with it because it's a hobby, a vice, and everything else I mentioned above, and much more... You don't necessarily need to 'decide between vaping and smoking a hookah' if you are into both, you can do both. I vape on the go, when I want a little nicotine fix, and when I'm home or at a friends or celebrating, or watching movies, I reach for my hookahs. Much classier, and enjoyable (in my humble opinion) than vaping. But everyone has their own opinions, and everyone is entitled to their own.
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    New Kaloud Lotus?

    Hey all, just checking in/checking up! Curious if anyone has tried the new, gorgeous looking Kaloud Lotus? I have an older model, and it doesn't have the raised 'ribs' on the tray inside the device to keep your coals lifted and stop them from blacking out. That feature alone looks worth it, but then how beautiful the new design is also turns my head!!! Really considering getting this beauty!! Any feedback?
  6. I agree!! This forum died, and I miss it... For me, the hookah community seems to ebb and flow, and seems almost like a fad for 'most' people, but I've been involved in hookahs since... I was a late teenager (just turned 37 this month). It didn't help that WA passed some stupid law in 2009 which ruined all my options for obtaining new, and my old favorite shishas, and up here, all any 'head' shop carries is fumari, or al fakher, and nakhla. I love al fakher, and nakhla, but man oh man am I tired of fumari, and oh how I wish tangiers!!! Yet, I still have my lovely ladies (my hookahs) and I still use them quite regularly, and I sure miss my online peeps to discuss new products with and hear about all these amazing new shisha's I'm gunna have to road trip two states south to get the opportunity to try!! lolz
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    Smoking Right Now Thread

    Trifecta Tobacco, Mountain Fog. Through my Silver Lady, a KM Platinum Kamanja, upgraded and sexy :3 The Mountain Fog is a Mountain Dew Margarita with a hint of a cooling agent in it so it actually tastes a bit chilled. Quite lovely!! Glad I can get Trifecta in Seattle cuz Spokane is like 5 hours away!!
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    New HJ Bowls

    Hello Hookah Homeys :3 Just saw a video from Hookah John (I know, ya love him or hate him, I get it!) about his newest bowls called the "Unika" (think unique + a). What's bad ass about these bowls is that they are simple, no frills, wide spire, and only $13.99!! That's a STEAL of a deal for a quality glazed bowl these days!!! I haven't checked his site today, but last night when I saw the video, they hadn't been put onto his website yet, so I'm eagerly waiting!! In the youtube video, I saw a really nice Rose colored bowl, and a medium/dark green that both looked absolutely amazing, so I will probably be picking up at least 2!! Check 'em out, lemme know what ya think!!
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    How is everyone?

    I still like to check in around once a week... It has gotten awfully quiet here though, which is sad cuz I reserve most of my hookah discussions for this site :3 Hope we can get the activity picked up again :3 Good hearin' from ya Nima!!
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    Need tips on making my own orange flavored shisha!

    Hey there, and congrats on attempting to make your own shisha!! You want clouds? Vegetable Glycerine!! You want good flavor? I make my own e-liquids for vaping, and the best orange flavors i've come across are Sweet Tangerine by a company called "Capella" and Blood Orange by another company called "Flavor West." I get my flavors from a website called wizard labs, and they offer multiple sizes of the flavors for a really good deal. I will give you a couple of 'tips' but as they are on flavorings, these are just my opinion, and your palette and mine could be quite different. If you are unsure about any flavor, get the smaller sized 'testers' is what I call them, little like 1/2 ounce bottles and they run a dollar or two, but when you do find a flavor you love, you can get bigger bottles of them, like 8 ounce bottles that come with nice twist and pour tops like a mustard bottle. Capella has a lot of flavors, and are considered one of the best in the biz, but, in my experience, their fruit flavors are not great, as in weak (so you need to add A LOT) or all candy flavored, which may be good for you, but when I want a fruit flavor, I want an actual fruit, like a ripe, tasty fruit, not a candy... The Capella Sweet Tangerine and Cantaloupe are my two favorites, and the only fruits I can really recommend by them... Flavor West is still new to me, but their blood orange is a go-to of mine now!! My highest recommended flavor company is The Flavor Apprentice (TFA) or The Perfumers Apprentice (Same company, two different names, not sure why). Most of what I've had from them are very good if not amazing, so it's a good starting point. Also, if you want things sweet, most of these flavors dont have a sweetener in them, including the sweet tangerine. You can get a sweetener from lots of places, but my go-to is called "Sweetener" by The Flavor Apprentice. It's a 50/50 mix of sucralose and ethyl maltol, and so it's a nice, rounded sweetener, which is a good general purpose sweetener. Hope this helps you out, and I'm curious to read how your shisha comes out!! Enjoy!!
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    Cool Hookah guy on youtube!!

    Just sharing a video of a guy on youtube who makes some interesting hookahs out of copper plumbing bits and bobs... His first couple of steampunk hookah videos were great, but he used quick lights and some of his custom built bowls had some brass components which im not sure about as far as heat and brass goes, but I thought I'd share his video here as it's pretty cool to watch, and it's a really nice, simplistic hookah concept, and if ya feel squirrelly you can totally make this!! Due to a 403 error I keep getting I'm just going to provide the information to find his video to see if it will let me post. The doods channel is "Banjo Show" And the title of the video is "How to make copper hookah DIY" Pretty awesome stuff, hope you all enjoy!!
  12. Mister Thrice

    Hello!

    I love me silicone hoses :3 But I also love my traditional KM hoses, and as Chernobyl mentioned, I do have an unglazed bowl for Lime heavy Margarita flavors, and a green KM hose specifically for those occasions!!
  13. Trolling for good Shisha in WA, now *thats* a problem!!
    Any tips, tricks or suggestions will be truly appreciated!!

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    Latest Shisha Order Thread

    Mmm, Mazaya is some good stuff!! I miss it!! :3
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    Still Dry in WA... sigh..

    Hello all, long time, no see... Life has been interesting this year... Many changes have happened in my life... Many changes are approaching again... But here I still am... My hookah hobby is suffering, hence, I am suffering. I am still having the hardest time finding shisha that isn't fumari, al fakher (which I can only find in maybe 6 flavors, pathetic), or occasionally, and I mean rarely, can I find Al Waha. I can still find fantasia, but, not by bag... I miss Tangiers... I miss it a lot... I am down to one final bowl of the stuff... "Peach Iced Tea" has been so good to me, as all the Tangiers flavors have been... But, I'm saving that for my Birthday, March 4th. I am at my wits end. I am going to road trip to CA to the Odyssey Hookah Lounge and LOAD UP on my shisha sometime in the spring, probly around tax returns, to get an annual supply of this stuff. It's my favorite. It's the cream of the crop, and I love it, need it, have to have it!! Tangiers and Nakhla, my two go-to's. I'm just here to say 'Hi! I miss you all, I miss my sacred smoke, and I miss my hookah hobby!" Also trolling for any info anyone has on where to get quality shisha in WA, preferably my two favorites, as I'm ***dying!!!*** to re-supply... Hope you are all well this Yule (happy Yule to all!!) and hope to hear from some of you!!
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