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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:30 PM
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Default What you should put in your base megathread! (Find your answers here!)

I've been seeing a whole lot of threads popping up on what liquids should be put in bases for the best smoke. Well i figured it would be best for all the new users to read this thread to help them find what they are looking for!

Mint flavors
I find that when it comes to smoking minty flavors, the best thing to use is, water. It gives the clear flavor to how the mint in your shisha should taste. If the brand was going for a sweet mint you'll taste it, same situation if it were a strong mint. None-the-less, water will give the clean smoke leaving you with nothing but a refreshing mint taste you desire.

Fruit flavors

When it comes to fruit flavors, its very hard deciding what liquid you should put in your base. Since there are so many different types of fruits out there with different flavor profiles, it's hard to match up what would go best with say apple, mango, or peach. So my suggestion is simple, water. Why you ask? Because water simply brings out the fruit taste in the shisha. You wouldn't want to mask that or taint it any way by using something else, would you?

Ask yourself this question. When you go to clean your apple before you eat it, do you wash it with water or apple juice? Exactly, your answer is water (if its not then idk whats wrong with you). When you clean your apple with water, what do you taste? Exactly, a nice crisp apple.

Spice (Cinnamon, cardamon, etc)
Spice smokes are hard for me to match with a good liquid in the base, mainly because I don't smoke spiced flavors as much. But when I do smoke it, I mostly found the best results using water in the base. It really brings out the taste in the spices best since water doesn't really mask the taste or dulls the spices in any way.

Black Tobaccos (Zaghloul, Soft Black, Jurak, etc)
This is the hardest for me, since I am not a black tobacco smoker. I rarely ever smoke black tobaccos, in fact its pretty much almost never. But from the friends I have that do smoke this, and the reviews that they make, they all suggest putting water in the base. Correct me if I'm wrong on this one.


I feel that I really hit this thread spot on, and I hope you guys feel the same way too.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:36 PM
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roflmao!!! thank youuuu!! great thread, this should be stickied.
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This is GREAT! Haha
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STICKY!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 10:02 PM
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+1 Terry! Its all about complex wonderful quenching beautifully crystal clear.. WATER!
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thanks guys! keep this thread up! all the new members need to read this!!!
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thanks guys! keep this thread up! all the new members need to read this!!!
Will bump if this gold mine of info should, for whatever reason, go to page 2.
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Freaking awesome thread man! I hope this doesnt get filled up with froyo and such. It is a a great thread!!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 11:32 PM
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So, basically, use water for everything?
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So, basically, use water for everything?
exactly, if you're not getting good flavor from your shisha, then its not the base. its your shisha.
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you forgot light sources (Example: floating LED Balls), Ice cubes, glass beads for stone diffusion, a crap load of ice for ICE stone diffusion, that stuff that they sell that is supposed to give your smoke a better taste or something (complete BS), and of course you missed Froyo.
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Great thread man. Water is the best lol
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Great job Terry!
We must never forget that when water fails we should use water.

Sticky this one. It really deserves it.
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How could you have forgotten froyo man!
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Spot on. Sticky!
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Sticky for sure!!! Good write up, maybe we will get less questions on what to put in bases.
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i froyo all day every day
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thanks it really is hard to think what other then water to use in your hookah.
I agree with you 100% when in dough just use water.
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Sticky for sure!!! Good write up, maybe we will get less questions on what to put in bases.
As much as we would love to believe that I doubt it, we have a few guides for noobs but alas we still get many threads on "What should I buy?"
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As much as we would love to believe that I doubt it, we have a few guides for noobs but alas we still get many threads on "What should I buy?"
you know, the sad part is theres a sticky for that by photolinger
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11029
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you know, the sad part is theres a sticky for that by photolinger
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11029
I know that is what I was referring to, its really well written up too that's the worst part...
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I have tried many things but water is the best of the best
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Depending on the fruit flavor, you could actually put in a corresponding juice, I do it all the time.

Fruit punch (HH, several other brands) - Hawaiian Punch in the base.

Sweet Pineapple (Al Tawareg) - Dole or Tropicana juice

White Peach (SB) - Orchard Peach


But I like the stick with water theme that's going on in the thread here.

Kicks all of the recent threads about FroYo and Listerine in the balls.
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