Take 3 Minutes to Get a Complete Overview of Hookahs

June 07,2022
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What is hookah?

The tobacco used in hookahs is different from cigarettes, or indeed, any other form of smoking. Traditionally, it is a moist concoction – called maassel or tobamel – fresh tobacco leaves, molasses or honey, and semi-dried fruit or pulp. Some smokers add pomegranate juice or rose oil to the water to increase the smoke flavor.

While some hookah smokers still prefer strong Turkish tobaccos, many prefer a variety of flavored tobaccos, commonly known as hookahs. This dark, moist concoction comes in flavors like apple, cherry, apricot, watermelon, rose, jasmine, vanilla, honey, and licorice, in addition to more exotic concoctions like lemon cola, cabbage Chino, Apple Mint, and an almost limitless list of custom mixes.


Introduction of hookah coal

Hookah smokers often sit down and talk about the best shisha (shisha tobacco) flavors and brands available. They will then turn to hookah sizes and styles from large to small, cheap to unaffordable, colors, hoses, and more. However, the most often overlooked part of the hookah smoking experience is actually how the whole thing works. coal.

Because hookah tobacco is very moist, it must be smoked with hookah charcoal. Tobacco is not ignited directly but is heated with coals placed on tinfoil or wire mesh, above or in a bowl with a moist mixture. Each bowl of this moist tobacco lasts a long time, often requiring multiple refills of charcoal. In the past, in those rituals and traditions surrounding the lighting and smoking of shisha or narghile, wrongly lighting tobacco was strictly prohibited – even allowing smokers to light their cigarettes from shisha coals.

How many types of shisha charcoals are there?

There are many types of coal in the growing hookah market, and beginners may find it difficult to choose the best flame. They’re handy because you can use the Zippo to light one up in the wind, maybe when it’s raining. However, the same chemicals that make it quick-fire coal also add an (often unwanted) flavor to your hookah smoking experience. So you trade convenience for flavor. 

The next option is a coal “log” based on lemon or olive wood. Often referred to as “natural” coals, these coals tend to burn cleaner, eliminating excess coal odors. They don’t ignite with a portable flame unless you happen to have a flashlight in the glove box. Usually, you will need a stovetop and a short wait time. The end result can be well worth it because you won’t taste the chemicals from spontaneously burning coal.

Finally, there are “charcoal bricks” often referred to as “Egyptian coal”. These charcoal bricks are also lemon wood and they look like random shapes that can be grilled with them. They take a long time to heat up on a regular electric stove, so you might want to get out a propane camp stove to light the coals. The smell of burning coal can overwhelm the pleasant smell of your home, so you may want to think twice before burning coal in your kitchen. Despite their dominant heating odor, these coals provide the most odorless heat source on the market for water-bituminous coal. Charcoal bricks are usually large and burn quickly, so don’t mess up your bowl.

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Whichever type of hookah you smoke should ultimately depend on your preference and situation. If you’re a natural coal smoker at home, it is wonderful to carry a box of quick-fire coals with you on a last-minute trip to the beach. 

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