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Hookah How-to Guides

How to Fix a Hookah That Is Not Smoking Well

https://www.youtube.com/embed/wRJmVJKk12Y In this series I address the most common questions I get asked by my fellow hookah smokers. Hopefully I can help a lot of people turn their bad sessions good and a few people turn their good sessions into something great.  Few...

How to Make a Pineapple Fruit Bowl Hookah

You asked for more fruit bowls and this week it is the pineapple on the chopping block. I'd like to start this article by giving you a few warnings. Firstly, this process is messy as all get out. Expect to spend as much time cleaning your work space as you do carving...

Cleaning a Hose with Baking Soda and Vinegar

This has never been my favorite method of cleaning a hookah hose but it's definitely effective. While most flavors will wash away with a few rinses of clean, warm water it's sometimes necessary to take things up a notch when strong ghosts refuse to vacate. Think of...

Paul’s Favorite Foil Pattern For Funnels

Hole pattern obsession is a real and painstaking affliction. You can recognize a sufferer thanks to their compulsive counting and recounting of holes, a strange fixation on geometric patterns and habitual collecting of "pokers" in a search for the perfect size. What...

Splitting Coconut Charcoal

Heat management is a tricky devil and matching the right charcoal with the right bowl can be a learning experience that requires the sacrifice of many grams of shisha tobacco. The heat is too low, too high or just right. Don't you wish you could fine tune the heat and...

Making Hookah Charcoal At Home

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6xszdnBG_KA We have all met with that unfortunate situation where we want to smoke, but we are out of hookah coals. It is frustrating, terrible and a ton of other negative adjectives. The only way to truly avoid this situation is to stock...

How to Blow Hookah Smoke Rings

It comes more naturally to some but all smokers will eventually try to blow a smoke ring. I don't claim to be the lord of the rings but in this guide I'm going to try and give you a little help in your quest to achieve the ultimate Os. I hope you become a master of...

How to Pack a Hookah Phunnel Bowl

Even though it has been a popular pastime for generations there are still innovators looking to improve the hookah.  One such improvement is the phunnel bowl, which was originally introduce to the market by Eric of Tangiers Tobacco. The multiple holes of the Egyptian...

How to Make a Wooden Hookah Mouthpiece

I have a lathe and I like to make great use of it. Most of you have seen my article about making my own wood hookah bowls and now it is time to take another step with wood mouthpieces designed for use with washable hoses. The process is fairly simple, but I want to...

How to Polish Your Hookah with MicroMesh

The last time we talked about polishing your hookahs we went over cleaning with Bar Keeper's Friend, but now I would like to show you my favorite technique and it involves no chemicals at all. I know that some people are very concerned about "chemicals" killing them...

Beginner Hookah Guides

Hookah Smoking Etiquette

Hookah Etiquette

Smoking hookah is an encompassing experience derived from your surrounding environment, the hookah you’re enjoying and your interactions with the people around you. A big part of sharing this experience with other people is observing proper hookah smoking etiquette.