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[28 May 2010 | No Comment | 110,011 views]
The Absolute Beginner’s Guide: Part Two, Coals

We are working our way down the hookah. Last time we discussed all the major parts of a hookah and what they do to help maximize your smoking experience. This time, we’re going to get into the gritty details of the hookah experience with a look at coals. What are they, what do they do and how do we use them best. So, lets not waste any more time.

Coals are an absolute essential part of the hookah experience. They are among the few things truly setting hookah apart from virtually …

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[16 May 2010 | No Comment | 26,319 views]
The Absolute Beginner’s Guide: Part One, Hookah Anatomy

A hookah, originally referred to as a nargileh or a shisha, is a kind of waterpipe used for smoking wet tobacco called Moassel (or in the United States, Sisha—yeah, we got our words all mixed up over here). Getting an excellent smoke session from a hookah isn’t something most people can do without a little guidance. There are many caveats to a great session that take some time and practice to master. In this series of tutorials, we hope to help new smokers (and those who’ve been sojourning from the …

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | 12,432 views]
Starting Out With Good Hole Patterns

As any regular hookah smoker knows, an excellent smoke session is all about heat management. Too much heat and your smoke will get thin and be unpleasant to inhale (not to mention, taste terrible!). Not enough heat and your smoke will just be plain thin. While there are many elements to good heat management, an important (often overlooked) one is your hole pattern in the tin foil. To further complicate things, depending on what bowl you use, your hole pattern will vary.
So, without further adieu , here are some hole …