An important hookah smoking skill is getting the maximum smoke out of a hookah. Let’s look at each component that affects the amount of hookah smoke and study it to figure out how to acquire the most smoke.
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The most essential aspect in determining the amount of smoke produced is the hookah tobacco. Modern hookah tobacco mixtures that include glycerin produce more smoke than traditional tobacco blends. This is not to say that the tobacco can’t produce a lot of smoke on its own.
The Hookah Itself
The design and construction of the hookah can have a significant impact on the amount of smoke produced.
- Vase: A large hookah vase provides more space between the hose port and the water, preventing the water from being sucked into the hose. The shape of the vase makes no difference to the hookah smoke.
- Stem: A stem with a larger inner diameter makes it easier to draw. The draw is more difficult with a taller hookah. A productive session requires striking a balance between the two. Some people prefer a tighter draw, while others prefer no resistance. It’s a matter of personal taste. The only real danger is that if a hookah is too short, the hookah smoke won’t have enough time to cool entirely. And you’ll end up with a hotter hookah.
- Hose: Long zanobia hoses have the same effect as long stems in that they demand more energy to produce the same amount of hookah smoke. A larger inner diameter, like the stem, makes the draw easier. Again, it’s a personal choice.
- Bowls: Zanobia Hookah Bowls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with its own set of characteristics. Some are composed of different materials with different heat retention and distribution capabilities, requiring you to stuff your bowl and manage your charcoal differently. Zanobia Bowls come in a variety of styles, including classic bowls and funnels. Each bowl necessitates a unique packing technique, and some are more suited to specific types of tobacco than others. Funnel bowls are recognised for having a smoother draw and being better suited to wetter tobaccos.
Packing Tobacco Properly
It is critical to pack the tobacco in the bowl appropriately, which varies from bowl to bowl and across different types of tobacco. The majority of tobacco should not be packed tightly. To put it another way, when preparing the bowl, don’t press the tobacco or overpack it. Dense packing in an Zanobia type bowl prevents good air movement into the tobacco, preventing all of the tobacco from cooking evenly or completely.
In general, it’s a good idea to sprinkle the tobacco in the bowl to allow for enough air passage.
Holes and Aluminum Foil
- Type of Foil: Heavy strength foil is preferable to standard foil since it helps manage the heat and prevents the tobacco from burning. Some folks use two layers of ordinary foil. Two layers of HD foil are rarely necessary and will prevent the tobacco from heating up properly.
The number and size of holes in a hookah can affect the amount of hookah smoke it produces.
- Number of holes: If there aren’t enough holes in the foil, it won’t allow enough air to get through, making the hookah difficult to pull from. Furthermore, too many holes will let too much oxygen to enter through the foil, resulting in rapid tobacco burning (and waste).
What is the ideal number of holes? It all depends on the size of the bowl you’re using. However, as a general rule, one hold in the center and three or four concentric rounds of closely spaced holes is sufficient.
- Size of holes: Many people prefer holes that are the size of a toothpick or a thumb tack.
Assuming you’re putting the holes in the aluminium foil after it’s been placed on the bowl rather than using pre-cut hookah foil with holes:
When poking the holes, make sure to poke your toothpick (or whatever you’re using). All the way through the tobacco to create a pathway.
Check out the hookahtime.ca and hookah faq sites for more information on how to smoke hookah.