What are the agarwood lovers burning?

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  1. kooolaid79

    kooolaid79 Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to ask everyone about agarwood and how do they enjoy burning the wood and what does everyone love. I use the traditional way of coal (I use the black coconut one). I heat that up and put a small piece of Mica on and let it rest on the coal for a couple of minutes. I then put the small chip(s) on and enjoy the fragrance it gives off. Then there is the other way which I have read about but never tried and thats the Kodo way and the use of a electric heat controlled burner. I will be buying one in the future and try that way also. Pearl has a awesome setup and maybe, he can share a picture or 2 of what he did.

    I just burned some vietnamese agarwood which I bought from a seller in Texas by the name of JdHawk. It has some very beautiful aroma which comes out and I just can't enough of that. My wife always complain its too smoky but I really can't hear that language when it comes to Oud or agarwood chips. ;):p
     
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    I have a burner, actually the exact one you see for a brief second in the video when Ensar met with Taha, a beautiful monkoh style burner with a single low-heat setting. I have almost exclusively listened to Hainan kinam skins, but due to a kind friend, have just recently been able to experience others. Just last night I listened to some beautiful Vietnamese kyara and some amazing purple kinam. I have a few others. I would like to get some good Vietnamese and Chinese wood as well.

    As an aside, there is ZERO smoke emitted with this burner, so maybe you and wifey can start speaking the same language :p. It makes listening even more a practice, but there is always the most wonderful trail of kyara/kinam radiating at all times from the burner. The wood lasts forever as well. I would have to ask someone with more experience, however, as I suspect some types of wood may be better served using higher heat.
     
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    I tend to prefer using electric heaters now, either the KZ or the Lotus heater. They give less smoke and give much more refined Oud aroma. The classical coal method tends to burn the woods quickly and give off a lot of smoke. However, on cold weathers with window open to work as some sort an air conditioning then using coal is very nice. If you have an air conditioning, turn it on and then heat the woods, it gets rid of smoke and makes it easier to breath and a nice aroma that lingers on.
     
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    Haha i hear where you are coming from with other people not enjoying your scent or feeling its to smoky. In my own opinion i feel its all about what you want to be your desired effect and it could be just to scent the room or on the other side of the spectrum to try and capture every subtle aspect of the scent profile while trying to burn it as slow as possible.
     
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    WOW "only the highest grades around me only the highest grades around me" haha that's the chant of the ghost and all other unseen spirit's when they sit down to a session with bhanny!!! Some serious stuff. If you don't me asking where did you obtain that particular mahogany low heat burner?
     
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    No complaints about breathing! I mean I take a deep breath and let it shoot in my beard also. My wife doesn't let me daughter come in the room though. I keep telling her, your missing out. :D:cool:
     
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    Wow just wow. Just like John asked where can you attain this low heat burner from? Also if you don't mind asking where did you get all your wood from? Just hearing the names of the wood, I don't know what I am smelling :)
     
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    I use charcoal also,I let it burn for at least 30 minutes before I start to add wood.I also have an electric heater but prefer charcoal
     
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    Hey guys. Sorry for the delay. I responded to both of you via PM, but for anyone else interested I got mine from Ensar and he does have some available. Beautiful, one consistent low heat, forces me to practice listening very closely.
     
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    Yesterday and the day before, a TON of Malaysian Candan wood for me. :)

    I've had some clients over from Kuwait the past couple days. The first day I demonstrated to them my own burning heating method, and comparing different countries' woods to their respective oils. The next day (yesterday), we burned the wood the usual bbq style, so they'd see how their own customers back in Kuwait will experience the aroma.
    I probably smell like a big fat Candan right now, and I don't even know it - ha!
     
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    Really honored that you replied to this thread Sidi Taha!
    Abdul Wahab
     
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    Oh psh come now, you're making a brown guy blush! :p

    By the way you should really try the low temp method too. If you're using coal, just wait 10 min instead of 2, then pile up the ash like a little mountain first before you place the mica and chip on it.
    Suddenly you'll find heating wood to have the same aroma as oud oils, because the oil inside the wood gets released instead of combusted.
     
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    @kooolaid79 I have an original KZ Subitism(w/pigtail connector) for use with wall wort and two sub-types that I made myself to use with adjustable power supply, 0-3A, 0-30V. I think they are better for wood, neriko, mixes, etc. but for resins like frankincense and myrrh I still use charcoal.
     
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    A little Purple Kinam gifted from a friend. Man. Good stuff.
     
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    Gawd da*m. Lucky you! That just sounds mouthwatering. Awesome! Very happy for you Dr!!
     
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    ;) Perfect way to end a rough work week! Thank you sir.
     
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    Just burned some Sri Lankan agarwood before bed and made sure my beard inhaled it more than anything in my room. I don't know what it is but recently I have fallen in love with Walla Patta wood due to the release of some exquisite top notch Oils by Ensar.
     
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    Every few nights I get that Walla crave as well and have incorporated it into my staple rotation woods, along with Brunei Kinam, Hainan Kinam, vintage Maluku and Nha Trang.

    Just heated some very old Nha Trang dust for a mindnumbing experience.
     
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    I would like to start burning oud, or sandalwood, but I am wondering what non electric burners you guys are using for your oud.
     
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    Sorry if this sounds like advertising, but I only use my own low-heat solid mahogany kyara heater for all my incense heating needs... I've tried countless other models, including several types of 'subitism' heaters, and all were lacking in one way or another. There is something incomparably comforting about being able to just sit there with the gentle warmth of the wood in your hands, and zone out as you inhale unending subtle whiffs of perfectly heated gaharu (or sandal) resin.
     

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