How To Pack A Lotus Bowl Perfectly Every Time
Do you love packing a Lotus bowl? It can be so relaxing, and the perfect way to enjoy some shisha with friends. But if you've ever been frustrated by how difficult it is to pack the tobacco evenly, you're not alone. In this blog post, we're going to show you how to perfectly pack a Lotus bowl every time!
Choose the perfect Lotus and Samsaris bowl
The first step to packing a perfect Lotus bowl is choosing the right hookah bowl. We recommend using a Samsaris bowl, as they're specifically designed for packing tobacco evenly.
Also, you should choose the perfect Lotus for your needs. We offer a wide range of different Lotus HMDs, each with its own unique benefits.
If you don't have a Samsaris bowl or a Lotus HMD, you can easily pick the ideal hookah accessories for your hookah at the Kaloud e-shop.
Fill your Samsaris bowl
Once you've chosen the perfect hookah bowl and Lotus, it's time to prepare your tobacco. Start by fluffing the tobacco, then add it to your bowl.
Not sure how to pack your bowl?
There are 4 methods you can try when packing your hookah bowl: the Pyramid method, the Criss-Cross method, the Flood method and the Barrel method.
The Pyramid Method is the most popular way to pack a Lotus bowl, and it's what we recommend for beginners. To pack a bowl using the Pyramid Method, start by making a small mound of tobacco in the center of your bowl. Then, gently press down on the tobacco and begin packing it evenly around the bowl. Once you've packed the tobacco evenly, make a small indentation in the center of the mound. This will help the heat disperse and prevent your tobacco from drying out.
The Criss-Cross Method is like the Pyramid Method, but instead of packing the tobacco in a mound, you'll pack it in a criss-cross pattern. Start by making two small piles of tobacco, then criss-cross them in the center of your bowl. Once you've done that, use your packing tool to press the tobacco gently down. The key here is to not pack the tobacco too tight - you want there to be some airflow so that the tobacco can burn evenly.
The Flood Method is less complicated than the other methods, and it's perfect for those who are short on time. Simply add your tobacco to the bowl and press down gently with your finger.
The Barrel Method is perfect for those who want to pack a lot of tobacco into their bowl. Start by placing your tobacco into the bowl, then use your finger to pack it down until it's level with the top of the bowl.
No matter what method you choose, the key is to not pack the tobacco too tightly. You want there to be some space for the air to flow, so that the tobacco can burn evenly.
Plus, if you want to make your shisha more flavorful, pack half of your Samsaris bowl, and prepare for the next step.
Add your fruits to your bowl
You can add fresh fruits to your bowl, such as lemons, oranges, grapefruits, or cucumbers. To add them to your hookah bowl properly, cut them into thin slices or small pieces, so they can lay flat on top of the tobacco.
These will not only add flavor to your shisha, but they'll also help to keep the tobacco moist.
While this is an optional step, we highly recommend it for those who want to enjoy the full flavor of their shisha.
Pack the top of your Samsaris bowl
After you've added your tobacco and fruit (if desired), it's time to cover your fruit with more shisha tobacco. You don't want to dry out your fruit, so pack the tobacco loosely.
Fill your hookah vessel
Once you are done packing your Samsaris bowl, and before placing your Lotus, it is time to take your favorite hookah, such as the Krysalis Eltheria, and fill its vessel with water.
Make sure to not overfill it. Instead, fill the vessel halfway. This will help to prevent your shisha from becoming too wet.
Place your bowl on top of your Krysalis Eltheria
After you've filled your vessel with water, it's time to place your bowl on top of your Krysalis Eltheria hookah. While Krysalis Eltheria is a beautiful work of art, it's also a powerful and sturdy hookah that will provide you with hours of smoking pleasure.
Place your Lotus on top of your bowl
Now that your bowl is on top of your Krysalis Eltheria, it's time to place your Lotus on top of the bowl. The Lotus is a special HMD that is designed to fit snugly on top of your bowl. It helps to create a perfect seal so that the coals do not fall through.
Heat your coals
Next, it's time to heat your coals. We recommend using natural coconut coals as they provide consistent and even heat. Simply place your coals on your heat source and wait for them to turn white. This usually takes a few minutes.
Place your coals on top of your Lotus
With a perfectly packed Samsaris bowl and your coals heated, it's now time to place your coals on top of the Lotus. Make sure to distribute the coals evenly so that they're touching all parts of the Lotus, but not each other.
Enjoy your packed Lotus bowl!
The Samsaris bowl and Kaloud Lotus are a great way to enjoy your shisha, and with the right packing method, you can ensure that your shisha will be flavorful and enjoyable. So, whether you're new to hookah or a seasoned smoker, this guide can help you pack the perfect Lotus bowl.
All you need to do now is sit back, relax, and enjoy your perfectly packed shisha.
7 Tips for the perfect shisha session with a Lotus bowl
Now that you know how to pack a Lotus bowl perfectly, here are a few additional tips to help you enjoy the perfect shisha session:
Use good quality tobacco
First, it's important to use good quality tobacco. This will ensure that your smoke is smooth and flavorful, and that you don't end up with a harsh or bitter taste.
Finding high-quality tobacco is often a matter of trial and error, but we recommend starting with a brand like Adalya Love 66.
Use a diffuser
If you find that your smoke is too harsh, we recommend using a diffuser. A diffuser helps to filter the smoke and make it smoother.
There are many diffusers on the market. Finding the right one for you is often a matter of personal preference.
Don't overpack your Lotus bowl
When packing your bowl, it is important to find the right balance. If you pack the bowl too tightly, the shisha will not be able to draw properly and you will end up with a weak smoke. On the other hand, if you don't pack the bowl tightly enough, the shisha will burn too quickly and you will waste tobacco.
The best way to achieve the perfect packing density is to press the shisha into the bowl with your fingers. Once you have packed the bowl, give it a light tap so that the tobacco settles evenly.
Don't overheat your coals
If you overheat your coals, they will release a bitter taste that will ruin your shisha. To avoid this, we recommend using natural coconut coals. Coconut coals provide a consistent and even heat, which will help to prevent your shisha from becoming bitter.
Draw slowly and evenly on the hose
When smoking your shisha, it is important to draw slowly and evenly on the hose. This will help to prevent the shisha from becoming too hot and will also ensure that you get a smooth, consistent smoke.
With the Kaloud Aeolis hose, you can easily control your airflow so that you can take long, smooth draws without having to worry about the shisha becoming too hot each time. If you're looking for a great hose to use with your Lotus, we recommend checking out the Kaloud Aeolis.
Combine different flavors
While some people prefer to stick to a single flavor, others like to experiment by combining different tobacco blends. If you're new to shisha, it's helpful to start with a few basic flavors and then mix and match the tobacco in your Lotus bowl until you find a combination that you enjoy. Some popular flavor combinations include strawberry and mint, mango and lime, or cherry and vanilla. However, there are no rules when it comes to choosing flavors, so experiment until you find a combination that you love.
Enjoy your shisha with friends
Smoking hookah means making memories with friends, so invite your friends over and enjoy your shisha together. Hookah is best enjoyed when shared with others, so gather a group of friends and enjoy the experience.
We hope this guide has helped you to learn how to pack a Samsaris bowl perfectly. Remember, with a little practice, you'll be smoking like a pro in no time. So, grab your hookah and get started today.