Hookah Care

Washing your hookah after every use is highly recommended, especially when changing flavors.  Some flavors are stronger than others and the remains of its taste might still be in the hookah if not cleaned.  Brush the insides of the metal mid-section with the cleaning kit brush.  Also, wash the glass base after each use with warm water.  Discard any water after each use.  Do not run water through the hose.  Simply blow into your hose after each use to get rid of residue build-up.

To clean the outside, Brasso does a great job polishing up the brass parts of the Hookah.  Chrome or aluminum non-abrasive cleaners will do the job on the aluminum parts.

The glass base should be polished up with Windex on the outside and wiped clean with a dry towel or a newspaper…(works perfectly).

Keeping up with this cleaning schedule every two weeks or so, will keep your precious Hookah in the best smoking condition and looking good as ever!


Hookah Tips

1.     Try putting ice cubes in the glass base of your Hookah and get the water ice-cold before smoking; this makes a smoother, more enjoyable smoking experience.

2.     Try mixing lemon juice, orange juice or some other flavor into the water in your glass base; it will enhance the taste of your Hookah smoking experience.

3.    Store your shisha tobacco at room temperature, but it must remain in an air-tight container (i.e., jar, original packaging, etc.).  This will keep your tobacco from drying up and losing its flavor.

4.    When you first start smoking your Hookah, try placing the charcoal on the outside of the bowl and working it around the edges of the bowl.  The center of the bowl should be the last place your charcoal is placed.

5.    Some people smoke the Hookah like you would smoke a cigar, while others inhale the smoke.  Neither way is more correct than the other; it is a matter of preference.

6.    Some prefer to use liquid other than water on the Hookah base.  Experiment with juice or even milk (to make the smoke thicker).

7.    Because of its consistency, shisha tends to clump up.  Before you pack the bowl, crumble it up in your fingers to spread it out throughout the bowl.

8.    Once you get the bowl packed, take a small square of aluminum foil big enough to cover the open top of the bowl.  Wrap the foil over the top so that the surface is tight.  Use a toothpick or something else very small to poke a bunch of tiny holes in the foil.  Place the charcoal on the foil once it’s lit.  It will still burn the shisha, but it keeps any charcoal taste out.

9.    When you place the foil tightly over the Hookah bowl, make sure the shiny side is facing down so it will retain more heat from the charcoal.

10. Try putting cold milk instead of water to make the smoke thicker.  Experiment with different liquids.

11. Combining different flavors of shisha can be very satisfying.  Banana and Strawberry is a very exciting mix; so is Lemon and Mango.