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  1. 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!!
  2. 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!!
  3. 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!!
  4. 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!!
  5. 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!!
  6. 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!!
  7. Trolling for good Shisha in WA, now *thats* a problem!!
    Any tips, tricks or suggestions will be truly appreciated!!

  8. Latest Shisha Order Thread

    Mmm, Mazaya is some good stuff!! I miss it!! :3
  9. 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!!
  10. Wknd project mini hookah. Working nice

    tiny hookahs are a novelty, but also how a lot of us started hookah... I first had hookah at a hookah bar in Idaho, but my first purchased hookah was a pumpkin we should all be familiar with by now... I still have it, and I will occasionally use it, but it's hard to beat the KM quality for a traditional hookah sesh!!!
  11. My KM Ladies and some upgrades...

    I hope this turns out all right, every time I visit this site lately, I get a weird page formatting thing where all the words and whatnot is plain text on the left of my screen and I tried to upload one pic and it made like ten of them in a panel, so I'm hoping it turns out all right... BTW anybody know if this is just a glitch? Can I get back to regular forum looking pages with the cool backgrounds and side bars and whatnot? Because this seems like javascript to me, without all the code... Its not my fav. by any means.... Anyhow... Recently got a KM Jumbo jar for my Platinum Kamanja, as well as the Sahara Smoke Scorpion hose. I love them both, they really bring this hookah up to the completed stage for me.... I was going to get a boho for the Kamanja, but a KM in the color scheme I wanted it to be in was hard to pass up, as it's now like a 'matching' setup, and that makes me infinitely happy!!! I also snagged some of the last Lule trays I could, as the company apparently when out of business and so what's left on the market is all thats left... I did manage to get their limited edition matte black in XL and Small, for the Dark Prince/Dark Syrian (both pipes are KM), and I really like how large the XL tray is... I can put drinks, my half a pound of Organic Flue Cured Virginia tobacco on it (for shisha DIY projects), snacks, whatever, it's rad!! So yeah, that's what I've been up to with my pipes lately... Finally scored more free time, so I had to use it with one of my favorite hobbies!!!
  12. My KM Ladies and some upgrades...

    Im on a mac, so safari... It seems to go away after like 6-7 pages of browsing/interacting etc... Thanks for the compliments on the pipes, truly sad that Lule is gone... Hope another traditional looking respectable tray hits the market, KM trays are cool and functional and all, but as a customizer I like options of course... Hopefully getting a much larger rental (duplex) with my two roomies soon, and if we get it, I will have two rooms, which is good since I can hookah in one of them and keep my animals (2 snakes and 6 tarantulas and a parakeet) in the other room... Just found a local headshop that can order me Tangiers, but only two flavors, Blueberry with mint and mint, so gunna buy that up and see what we can do about the flavor selection, since they have much more delicious flavors than that... see ya round the forums homeys!!
  13. High and dry in WA...

    Hello again mein hookah homeys!!! As you may or may not know, WA passed a law in like 2009 which banned tobacco orders online from being shipped to WA without some tobacco license for businesses or somesuch. The problem was kids getting tobacco online. They didn't even enforce it until like 2014/2015 and I've been high and dry on good shisha since then. So I'm reaching out to anybody in Portland, OR for some help. Do you know of a shop or hookah bar that sells delicious, fresh Tangiers? What about Nakhla? Because I'm getting serious about spending a large portion of tax returns on a years supply of the good stuff for myself... I have considered going to Seattle, which, I'm told there are a few shops and bars up there that sell it, however, just because I live in WA does NOT mean I like Seattle... At all... Portland is more my speed, and frankly, with traffic and all, it takes about the same time for me to get from where I am to either Portland or Seattle, so I vote Portland!! In Olympia/Lacey, where I'm at, you get two choices for shisha: Fumari, or Fantasia. Now, I've got nothing ultimately negative to say about Fumari. Frankly, I like several of their very saturated shishas. But dont get me started on Fantasia... What, like 100 flavors, and I like maybe 2? Not to mention they lose that flavor fairly quickly... I want Tangiers back. I want to try UGLY. I want Nakhla, Al Fakher, and I'm willing to give Trifecta a shot too, but not sure if they have a store location over there in Spokane or not, and they aren't replying to my emails... I read somewhere that they stopped shipping shisha from WA to WA a bit ago as well, so that's a total bummer... Anyways, just losing my mind up here. Between stupid laws from near a decade old to the flaming arrogance of the FDA, WA is seriously trying to kill tobacco, like, anything to do with it, unless it's Camel or Marlboro, or American Spirits, or Newports, or Grizzly, or all that crap I care nothing for. I want my shisha back!! Any tips or suggestions or recommendations to fabulous locations would be truly, and massively appreciated!! I just ordered a nice wind cover, and jumbo base for my Platy'manja, and am considering giving that stainless steel Scorpion Hose a shot, since the black and silver would look really nice on my setup. Also ordered the A.O.T. provost to complete my A.O.T. I won on this forum (THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH NIMA!!), and some of my favorite charcoals... Sooo the last of my shisha stash will be going up in smoke soon, and I gotta figure out where I'm getting my next supply!!! :3
  14. Current favorites?

    Thanks for the advice man, I will try these other brands first... I'm making my old head shop order me in kilos of Al Fakher, because I do prefer it to Fumari (after being on a nothing but Fumari bender for months now, as that's all I can find...) and the price is much better, so I'm hoping they pull through for me... I hear it's an additional 75% tax for them to order out of state, which is just BS and absolutely absurd... I just dont understand this state, doubt I ever will... But if I can DIY some decent flavors, maybe I wont have to play this annoying game anymore... It'd be really nice to be able to provide it for myself, as I do ultimately want to make my own hookahs as well... It doesn't seem hard, and I've got years of exotic woodworking on my side... So I can see some sexy pipes in my head, and they will become a reality when I can actually get a shop together!!! See ya round ya'll!!
  15. Current favorites?

    tastes change... all the time... RIght now, I'm also into double apple (nakhla and fumari have decent double apples), still on my al waha baraini nights kick (so, so good!!) also al waha 'memories' is good, and provocative... Buuuut, as we all probably are getting tired of hearing, I'm having a hard time finding shisha that isn't fumari or fantasia up here in the weird washington... Going to be calling a bunch of tobacco shops, and any arabic-esque shops and the like (thanks Chernobyl) to find Tangiers, Nakhla, and Al Fakher cuz I miss them the most, though, I also want to try UGLY and Alchemist, and a few other I keep seeing delicious reviews for... Ordered up some "Organic Virginia Flue Cured" tobacco leaf for my next rounds of DIY shisha, I'm getting close to figuring the flavors out, and am thinking I'm more of a molasses kinda guy, and honey just isn't the thing for me (my first several batches were honey, several kinds of honeys, and... well, 'meh.') I mixed a few flavors that I'm dying to test out via hookah: Cantaloupe Boysenberry and Vanilla Bean Ice cream is one of my best so far, though I really nailed sugar cookies (sweet sugar cookies) recently, and also dig this Blood Orange Creamsicle I've been making... So wish me luck there!!
  16. High and dry in WA...

    Lolz I was seriously considering a P.O. Box in Portland, and then just picking up once a month... I've had two jobs now for about 10 months, but just (finally) got accepted into the Carpenters Union up here, so I get to ditch my two crap jobs, and this one job will pay more than both put together, plus all the benefits I've not had in a hot minute, and most importantly, I GET MY EFFIN FREE TIME BACK!!!! So yeah, P.O. Box is probably going to happen!!! Havent looked into Arabic import stores... That just sounds promising!!! I will look into that, as it's a new idea for me, thanks for that!!
  17. High and dry in WA...

    you... you play dirty, sir... lolz I found out today that Trifecta has a retail shop in Spokane that sells shisha there, but no Tangiers. WTF. I am literally 2 states north, what, do I gotta road trip to Cali just to get my Tangiers on!?! You'd best believe I'm buyin like $500 in shisha to last me a while, because this is gettin' nuts!!
  18. I've got hose

    I like sili hose... You got sili hose? snerk snerk
  19. Hello!

    Welcome to the forums Hermission!! Welcome to the forums DrSatwinder(tm) :3 Tell us about your hookahs!!
  20. Smoking Right Now Thread

    lolol @ al fakher soap!! 27 years now, huh? Rock that!!! Tonight is a vape night, as I have to get up early for work tomorrow, but, I mixed up some "Sweet Cantaloupe Custard" about a week ago (takes about 6 days to 'cure' quite right), and I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!! It's interesting to me that vaping is all the same ingredients as shisha, the only difference is they isolate propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine, as well as concentrations of nicotine (again in a solution of either PG or VG) as opposed to tobacco leaves (which have been washed to dilute the potency)... So since the flavorings are all the same, I want to try to make some shisha out of my more successful flavors... Like this Cantaloupe, and a Boysenberry Milkshake I made a while back... Going to try virginia tobacco for next shisha batch though, as the organic flue cured american tobacco was not my favorite, as well as the organic flue cured canadian (although the canadian stuff was much better, IMO)... I also use a better quality of honey than is suggested, but also want to experiment with molasses... Any suggestions on what kind of molasses I should go with? Tomorrow after work: KM Dark Prince (that Syrian one, Al Fakher 'knock off?') A.O.T. bowl, and mazaya tropicano... tasty tasty!!!
  21. Which KM

    I straight up recommend the Kamanja, in any of it's forms. It's got a wider draw, even the double kamanja has that wide open draw, but the tallest of the KM's seem to have a slightly more restrictive draw, but not a con, if that's your thing. I find the restrictive draws are easier on friends just trying hookah out for the first time, but the wider draws are my go-to for everyday events. I love the chrome KM's, and hope to get a few more. Dude has a brass Kamanja, and I have a Platinum (chrome) kamanja, and side by side, I think they both look phenomenal, I just prefer silver tone to gold tone, but it's a personal preference, not a function in any way. All hail the KM's, lovely, long-lasting pipes... Can't go wrong!!
  22. Smoking Right Now Thread

    Thank you guys, I appreciate the advice and warm welcomes!! Yeah sub management at two companies isn't the way to go... It makes more than management at just one or the other, but not by much... The apprenticeship at least gives me a real marketable skill/trade that will serve me well in an out of the workplace... Always wanted to learn welding, but due to a local community college up here the welding market is flooded, and you'll always be underbid by... ten people... So I will just learn it to again benefit my personal life (i.e. fix my chopper!! Make things, etc.) Yeah, down time is on the horizon... Vacation, what's that? Lolz, I just wanna wear flip flops, short cargo khakis, a hookah shirt, big sunglasses, and have a little coconut drink with the little umbrellas!! Okay, maybe like three of those... Also there should be hookah, and when I'm walking to get food, my vape... I'm quite a snaub in the vape community now too, I don't forum or anything like that, but I've watched soooo much youtube DIY's and picked so many peoples brains at the vape shops I have a couple of shops that want me to work for them, but alas, no money there either... I wish you all the best with the springtime apprenticeship hunt, as it seems like one of the last of the 'real' jobs with all those bonuses and benefits and whatnot... Management seems like a dead end, until like 10 years in you *could* go district manager, but then, so much for staying in one place for long... Flights all over the place, hotel living... No thanks!! They wont even let you hookah in those!! DD- Sound advice about the relationship, for sure!!! Nope, this guy is going to be 100% independent, and self sufficient again. Too long have I spent on trying to make things work... Now it's time for my life to be the way I want it to be... Tonight for instance: Bahraini Nights by Al Waha. Keep buyin' this stuff up because it's so good!! It's like honey and molasses, and... Exotic? It's just good!! Going to have to pick me up a new hookah soon, I got the itch and it wont go away... See you 'round the forum ya'll!! <3
  23. Smoking Right Now Thread

    HOWDY HOOKAH HOMEYS IT HAS BEEN TOOOOO DAMNED LONG!!!! Holy crap, life has thrown some serious curve balls at me lately, and all I can do is roll with the punches... Bought a minivan, its sick and I love it, broke up with girlfriend I've been living with for 4+ years, she is just too Alpha and inflexible, and I am too Alpha, but I flex too much for her... SO: I am getting my own apartment by New Year's Eve, a 2 bedroom 2 bath in a city just a bit north of Olympia (Lakewood). Also got a second full time job, so I'm a warehouse supervisor slash forklift operator, and a few months ago I got a warehouse/stockroom job at Dollar Tree, and inside a week got promoted to Assistant Manager and transferred to a better store... To top that off, my warehouse job has been jerking my chain about raises for 1 year, and 21 days now, and I don't give any job more than about a year of my attention span before I quit and find a better one if they dont take me seriously (and up my pay seriously) so I talked to a buddy, who has family high up in the Carpentry Union up here, and I put my application in, and one of the head guys is telling me I start Carpentry apprenticeship in the middle of this month. That Apprenticeship pays about $1000 a month more than BOTH of my current jobs put together, and, unlike BOTH of my current jobs, I get benefits, sick days, PTO, 401k, raises every 6 months, vacation, and weekends off, and unlimited overtime... So I get to quit both jobs, get a new place, fix up my minivan MY way, fix up my Chopper, and live like a KING for the first time in... well, more than ten years, lets leave it at that... I'VE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH I'M SO GLAD TO BE BACK!!!!! Due to working around 70-85 hours a week, with no days off (in over four months), I've picked up vaping again, but I got REALLY good at it... I make my own eliquids, I wrap my own coils (several styles), I have many mods, atomizers, and even some lab gear to make things as precise and clean as possible. In my studies, I've also learned LOADS about the flavorings used in shishas and eliquids, and will be able to make, what I'm hoping, is a seriously kick as shisha very soon (when I have weekends off and can fiddle with my hookah hobby, as it's very time-consuming, and time is a commodity I'm not rich in lately)... So tonight I celebrate. WIth my Khalil Mamoon Platinum Kamanja, sili hose, standard edgy bowl (snerk snerk), Kaloud Lotus (because I just love that thing, and I can be clumsy, and where I'm hookahing these days is in my separate bedroom which has carpet floors, and I can GUARANTEE some coal burns if I dont use the Lotus... ahem... just sayin...)... I am also relieved to see that FINALLY the hookah vendors are starting to hop onto the 'send us a pic of you with your ID and we will ship you shisha (tobacco products) like my eliquid vendors I've BEEN buying from for these last several months... SO FREAKIN EXCITED TO HAVE ACCESS TO TANGIERS AGAIN I CANT SEE STRAIGHT!!!!! I've been a good lil' vaper too, keeping my nicotine never higher than 0.04 in strength, so when I do hookah I still catch all my familiar, fuzzy buzzes from that I love, and crave... So I just had to rant, because I do that, and don't have a lot of places to do that, so HERE I AM DEAL WITH ME!!! <3 PS - I'm baaaaccck!!! lolz
  24. 20+ Year old Lebanese Hookah!!

    So I picked this beauty up this weekend!! It is a 27 inch ice chamber hookah, custom made in Lebanon for the military guy I bought it from on Craigslist. It has a crystal base, four hose ports, each with their own purge-valve cage before the hose ports, a drainage valve on the ice chamber, and a female stem. It also has an interesting ash tray that goes into the female port on top, and then the ash tray, being hollow and about an inch tall (not pictured) has 3 more female ports to accept all three of the male, Lebanese bowls it came with. They are all glazed on the outside, but unglazed on the inside. I cleaned it up, since the guy had only smoked out of it two or three times when he got it before he figured 'hookah wasn't his thing' and then it sat in a box for 20 years. So old, sure, but still like-new, which is also rare! Once cleaned up, and I removed all the bb's he had in the purge port areas before the hose port attachment, and replaced 3 with the plastic bb's you can get from pretty much most hookah sites these days. I marked the one port with a twist tie so I knew I could purge through that one, essentially turning the other three ports into purge valves, as, I typically smoke alone, though, I prefer at least one other friend to smoke with (something to be said here about the social element of the hookah world). It has a narrow stem, though the restricted draw is due to the purge-valve like ports the hose ports thread onto. They are very, very narrow inside. So I smoked with two of the nasty little Mya-like hoses (which were clean, I just don't like those hoses being a sili hose guy now...) I love it! It has a laundry list of 'honey-do's' I need to address to make it smoke the way I know that it can, and will, once completed. I couldn't resist this part, but my first bowl was also Starbuzz: Lebanese Bombshell. Yeah, I'm a ham like that. All I can say is 'wow.' I'm very used to unrestricted draws from my KM Platy Kamanja, so this was different having to hit it longer than normal. I had a single layer of heavy foil on the bowl, and 2x titaniums because they are still my favorite coal, though, I think I'm waning to the cubes these days and feeling less enchanted by the flats. Had to share this gem, as it is older than most of the people I do end up smoking my hookah with. It seems, at least up here, that people 'fallout' of the hookah scene around their 20's for whatever reason. Their loss, really. Cigarettes aren't my bag. I got into vaping for a bit, and that's every bit as expensive, laborious, and involved as hookahs, but working with something traditional, and classy like a hookah trumps any mod box and RDA I've come across.. No offense meant to the vape scene people, but I'm falling out of the vape scene and sticking to my hookahs. Had to show and tell, and share this gem with you all!! I dated a Lebanese chick for a while, and this brought back all the good times we had. Very nostalgic. I'm having mom crochet me another doily for this, silver, with the green Cedar family 'leaves' as the accent piece for it (the doily), as, all of my 'real' hookahs have custom doily's by mom. Also my bowl collection also has these doilies. What can I say? I'm a nerd-snob-thing!!! Lolz Happy smoking to all and to all a good hookah!! <3
  25. Show your pets!!

    Hello my hookah homies! I just wanted to start a pet thread, because I am a pet freak. I saw a picture of Nima's Shepherd and became inspired! I dont have access to my pics now, but after work tonight, for my hookah sesh, I will post a couple pics of my babies. Like "Butterstuff" my girlfriends new snake. She is a 13 foot long Reticulated python, Albino, Heterozygous for Lavendar albino. This girl has been sad since her too-young-to-care-for-her previous owner had to sell her... She's starting to come out of her funk though, and she ate my biggest rat I had for her last night! I'll take baby-step progress any day where she is concerned!! Currently I have 3x pythons, a 17 year old Burmese Python I've had since he was a hatchling, his name is Caber, and I just picked up two very expensive baby Reticulated pythons, a Tiger heterozygous for albinism, and sunfire, and the male is an albino sunfire tiger... He was $1500.00 and she was $750, but I got both of them for $1500.00... I also have maybe 14 tarantulas, a Parakeet, an adult female rat I call "Momma" and I also breed Dubia Cockroaches and Superworms. So pictures to follow tonight, was thinking I could get a pic or two during the mean time though from my fellow hookah hombres!! Thanks for looking!!
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