They break, make a mess, what is that silver crap anyway! Never buy again, don't even know why they are sold here -
I have used a few different types of coals, and these aren't as bad as they seem - I use a gas stove and light them for 1 minute or 2 on each side - I usually burn 2 or 3 coals at a time to avoid having to get up and down, so once I burn the coals I place them on top of each other to let them light up a little better before placing them on the foil - Overall Good coals for the price -
Not that bad as they say - They are not the best coal's you can find they are the best coal's/price comparison - a lot of guys and girl's forget the old say: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - or the other one: THE CHEAPER IS THE EXPENSIVE - For that price they are good to have - When you use them they don't give any bad smell like some say - They do fall apart when you want to move them around but I move around the metal screen and problem solve - SOME TIME'S IS GOOD TO THINK GREEK - - - LOL and yes I am greek
To get the same heat as other coals you need to use 2 or 3 times as many of these coals - If you don't completely wash the bowl between every use with these coals they leave a terrible taste - I bought them because of the ridiculously low price but really regret doing so - Smoking with them is not enjoyable
So here's the basic rundown for these coals: The Good: Cheap, Natural Coals, Decent length burn time The Bad: The Coals tend to burn too hot cooking the upper level of Shisha, The other problem is these coals tend to ash at a considerable level and if you manage to ash the coals and foil it still leaves a dirty taste to the smoke and a gritty feeling in your mouth Overall: good for the price and a decent back up if you ever run out of coals, but would not recommend this product when the price of a good quality natural coal is soo close -
These coals are good, especially for Tangiers - If you're having issues with these coals, you didn't read the info H-S gave in the deion - "Simply place the charcoals on an electric stove or gas stove and let them burn for 4-5 minutes or until they are an ashy-white color - " If you light them with a torch or lighter, they'll light uneven - Oh, and to H-S, you should edit that info because if you place these on an electric stove, your stove will break - Only use these on coil burners or gas stoves!
i like these coals becouse the price is amazing and thay dod wut there supost to do and i was abel to light them with a lighter its a good deal
So, I got these because, well, how could I turn up a box of coals for $4? But, they don't light easily, they tend to shattered, the silver, even after it has burned off, leaves a dirt feeling in the smoke - They ash a lot - While their heat is good, they don't last long -
I picked up a box of these several years ago and just got into them about a month ago - First impression was that they fall apart easily, are hard to light, and don't stay lit very well - I suspect that's one of the reasons they're on clearance now, as people go with what works - Stay with natural coals if possible, and light with a blowtorch and turn about every ten minutes if you want them to keep your smoke going -
Once these coals get going, they are hot little buggers, but they have a tendency to fly apart, take a long time over 5 minutes to light, and have a funky initial smell -
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Bought these thinking that I have a great bargain - Opened the box and saw the bars broken into pieces - The silver coating was pretty weak compared to Starlight Japanese style coals - So went ahead and gave it a try - used Romman shisha and these coals just ruined the whole smoking experience - the ash is pretty nasty giving a dark tan- light brown color - It easily breaks down when you use your tongs to transfer it from stove to shisha bowl - Good thing I have friends who have their own hookahs - Can give them away giving me a reason to buy Starlight Japanese style coals lol
Though these are quick and easy to light, the silver lining creates a residue in your hoses - We began noticing that every time we used our hookah we were getting small particles in our mouth every time after using these coals - Typically we do not have to clean hoses in between each use, but after cleaning ash was still present - We changed coals back to Golden, and immediately noticed the difference -
We sat here for a good 2-3 minutes with the coal under a butane torch which we use to light all of our coals and then decided to try it out - It tasted horrible and ruined our nice buzz that we had going from our first coal - We made sure we had enough shisha left to second coal it and everything - We pulled for a good 5 minutes and got to the point where we all wanted to throw up - This was possibly the worst buy I have ever made when it comes to hookah coals - I recommend buying golden coals over this -
So listen, I got them, they're a pain to light and I have a torch :-p Once they're lit they definitely don't make things taste bad and that's a good thing, it was pretty much vanilla all the way through my session : I can't suggest these to anyone because for a little more you can get much finer coals. These are basically messy and you'll ask yourself why you even smoke shisha when it's this freakin messy ahaha!