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Hookah How-to Guides

Packing Tangiers Noir in a Crown Classic

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3IEsiKMei0Q Order a pack of Tangiers Noir and you should mentally prepare yourself for a hassle. I love Tangiers, but it is easily the most finicky and difficult to handle tobacco that I smoke. Sometimes it refuses to acclimate and...

A Shisha Tobacco Storage Solution

Metal tins, plastic tubs and vacuum sealed bags; hookah tobacco seems to come in every form of packaging imaginable and some of them are better than others. I appreciate the push that is currently happening to get tobacco in containers that are food safe and actually...

How Do I Get My Purge Valve Unstuck?

All you wanted to do was purge the stale smoke from your vase, but what you got was an explosion of steam, crackling sounds an possibly even the ominous crack of a shattered bowl. You purged too hard and the valve was stuck, which shot water up the stem and into the...

Cleaning a Washable Hose with Lemon Juice

Cleaning a washable hookah hose should usually involve nothing more than some water and some time. But, sometimes there is a flavor that absolutely refuses to leave and you need to break out the proton packs. There are a few different ways to bust that ghost, but one...

How to Make an Apple Bowl Fruit Hookah

https://www.youtube.com/embed/idJOnOhzvms We recently went over how to make do when you forget your tongs, but what are you supposed to do when you don't have a bowl? Hit the produce aisle. An apple bowl is not only good in a pinch as many people find them to be...

How to Add Extra Flavoring to Shisha Tobacco

It's unfortunate, but not every tobacco you smoke is going to be a flavor bomb. You wait and wait, but the flavor never picks up and the whole experience just ends up leaving you bored. After sessions like these I usually want to dump the entire batch and move on, but...

Got Water in Your Hookah Hose?

Uh oh. Do you feel that gurgle? Did you just take a drag and get a nice mouthful of nasty? Congratulations! You have water in your hose. Isn't that exciting? No. It's a terribly effective way to ruin a session and a perfectly good hose. The most common reason that...

Hookah Tobacco Acclimation – How to Guide

The vast majority of the smoke from hookah tobacco is a result of vaporizing the molasses, glycerin and flavorings that are applied to the actual tobacco leaves.  We've discussed the issues that can come with an overabundance of glycerin in the mix; ticklish feelings...

Traditional Tobacco; Where do I start?

I was sent a PM a few days ago asking for some advice on starting to smoke traditional and I felt that more people could benefit from a little introduction. Where do we start? Price. Traditional tobaccos are usually pretty cheap and that's . That's one of the nicest...

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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.