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Search in excerpt 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 sometimes you just get a bad batch, but listen to the fan boys and you’ll […]

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 seal, but there are still some more traditional brands […]

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 bowl. [rating_youtube width=”620″ […]

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 of the most popular is the lemon […] 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 interesting and they can lend a bit […]

Extra Flavoring to Shisha

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 there are less wasteful […]

A strange stigma seems to have arisen in the hookah community that Tangiers tobacco is in some way special and above mixing. There is an idea that to mix Tangiers flavors would ruin the session or insult the tobacco. I’ve been doing it for years and I’ve had great success. I’ve been asked about how […]

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 water will find its way […]'s Facebook Page's Twitter Profile's Instagram Profile's YouTube Channel's Google Plus Profile's Pinterest Page's Tumblr Page's LinkedIn Page's RSS Feed