5 easy steps to set up your hookah like a pro

  • Step 1. You must load your vase with water. You need to put enough water because the stem must pass through the water in order to filter the smoke. Usually, it’s half of a vase.
  • Step 2. The next thing you need to do is to fill the bowl with the shisha. First, you should fill from the side down to the center of the bowl. I will not go further with this because I’ve already covered that topic in-depth in the best ways to pack a hookah bowl article.
  • Step 3. Use aluminum foil or HMD to cover the top of the bowl. Squeeze the ends so the foil, it needs to be flat from the top. Then, you need to drill small holes, you can use a needle, toothpick, or foil puncher to do this (many tongs comes with a needle). Drill holes from the edges to the middle of the bowl but do not drill a hole in the middle. You need really small holes.
  • Step 4. When you have everything ready, all you need to do is to put the ashtray on the top and then place the bowl.
  • Step 5. The last step is to light your coal. If you use quick burning coals, then you only need a lighter. Take coal with tongs and light them with a lighter. On the other hand, if you burn natural coals then you have to put them on a stove. Here you can find the best hookah coal heaters and lighters.
  • Additional tip: When one side becomes red, Turn the coal to the other side, when both sides of the coals are become red, grab them with tongs, and put them on the top of the bowl.