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Hookah Tips

Hookah tips to enhance your hookah smoking experience

  • To maintain freshness of your hookah shisha, store it an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  • Always transport your hookah by the glass base, never the middle section/stem.
  • Change the water in your glass vase for every smoking session - the water is the filter for the smoke!
  • Frost your glass vase in the freezer for about five minutes prior to smoking.
  • Keep a bottle of fresh water in the fridge for your hookah, so you always have cold water. Then, just turn your water bottle upside down into the vase while you prepare the rest of the hookah.
  • Add ice cubes to the water in your glass vase.
  • Add juice to the water in your glass vase for a fruitier flavor.
  • Add wine to the water in your glass vase for an intoxicating effect.
  • Wet the rubber grommet so that the stem will slide into the vase easily.
  • Blow through all of the hoses before and after each smoking session to clear out any smoke residue.
  • Mix your favorite flavors of hookah shisha. Like Orange/Pineapple, Cherry/Cola, Mango/Peach, Lemon/Orange or Strawberry/Mint.
  • Loosely sprinkle the hookah shisha in the hookah bowl.
  • Metal charcoal screens are a great time saver- use it several times and throw it away.
  • Light Instant Lite Charcoals outdoors.
  • Never place charcoals directly on the shisha. Always use aluminum foil or a metal charcoal screen.
  • Place the charcoal towards one side on top of the hookah bowl and move it around in a circle as the shisha burns. This will help to portion the amount of shisha being smoked.
  • If the smoke feels too thick, blow gently into the hose to release some of the smoke from the chamber.


  • Clean your hookah stem frequently using the cleaning brush to remove smoke residue.
  • Clean the hookah bowl out after each smoking session.
  • Wash your glass vase with warm water and allow it to dry completely.
  • Occasionally, rinse hoses with lukewarm water... CAREFULLY. Allow adequate drying time before next use.