How To Warm Up Shisha For A Better Experience
Do you love smoking shisha? If so, you know how important it is to have a good warm-up routine. If you don't warm up your shisha properly, you're going to end up with an unpleasant smoking experience. In this blog post, we will discuss how to warm up your shisha for the best smoking experience possible!
What is shisha and how is it different from other smoking products?
Shisha, also called hookah, is a type of water pipe used for smoking tobacco. The tobacco is flavored with molasses or honey and typically contains fruit pulp. Shisha is traditionally smoked with charcoal, which heats the tobacco and produces smoke. Shisha differs from other smoking products because it uses water to filter the smoke. This makes the smoke smoother and less harsh in the throat and lungs. Shisha is also typically smoked in group settings, which gives it a social aspect. In recent years, shisha has become popular among young people in the United States.
How to prepare shisha for smoking?
Preparing shisha for smoking is a simple process, but there are a few things you need to do to ensure the best possible smoking experience.
Choose the right hookah tobacco for you
There are many flavors and brands of hookah tobacco available on the market. Try out a few different types to find the one that you like best.
Mix the shisha tobacco with water
While this step is optional, we recommend mixing the shisha tobacco with water before smoking, if needed. Some brands of shisha tobacco are already pre-mixed with water, so be sure to check the label. If not, this step will help to prevent the tobacco from drying out and make it easier to smoke.
Fill your Samsaris bowl with hookah tobacco
Once you've chosen your hookah tobacco and mixed it with water (if needed), it's time to pack it into your Samsaris bowl. There are 3 main ways you can fill your bowl: packing, sprinkling, or layering.
Packing: Packing is the most common way to fill a hookah bowl, and it's also the easiest. Simply take your shisha tobacco and pack it into the bowl, using your fingers or a packing tool.
Sprinkling: Sprinkling is a good way to fill a bowl if you're using a new type of shisha tobacco or if you want to distribute the tobacco in the bowl evenly. To sprinkle, simply hold the tobacco over the bowl and let it fall in.
Layering: Layering is a good way to fill a hookah bowl if you're using multiple types of shisha tobacco. To layer, simply put one type of tobacco in the bowl's bottom and then top it with another type.
Cover the bowl with a screen, HMD or foil
Once the bowl is filled, it's time to cover it with a screen, heat management device (HMD) or foil. This will help to prevent the charcoal from coming into contact with the tobacco and making it taste bad.
Using foil: If you're using foil, be sure to poke a few holes in it with a fork or toothpick. This will allow the smoke to escape and prevent the foil from melting.
Using a screen: If you're using a screen, be sure to place it over the Samsaris bowl so that it's snug. You don't want any gaps between the screen and the bowl, as this will allow the charcoal to come into contact with the tobacco.
Using an HMD: This is the best option, as it will allow the most airflow and prevent the charcoal from coming into contact with the tobacco. If you are using a hookah heat management device (HMD), be sure to place it over the bowl so that it's snug. Typical HMDs might require you to use a rubber band or tape to secure it in place, which is not safe. But with a Kaloud Lotus HMD, it's as easy as just placing it on top of the bowl.
So, what is the best way to cover your hookah bowl?
The best option to cover your bowl is a Lotus HMD. Not only is it easy to attach on your hookah, but it protects your tobacco from your hot charcoal. With Lotus you can be sure that your coals and tobacco never touch each other, which makes it a less harmful option than other HMDs on the market.
Now that you've prepared your shisha, it's time to warm it up. But first, you need to choose charcoal.
What charcoal to choose when you want to warm up shisha?
There are two main types of charcoal: quick-lighting and natural.
Quick-lighting charcoal is easy to use because it lights quickly and doesn't require any special preparation. However, it can sometimes contain chemicals that can affect the taste of your shisha.
Natural coals are made from wood or coconut shells and are considered the best type of charcoal for smoking shisha. They light slower than quick-lighting charcoal, but they don't contain any chemicals that can affect the taste of your shisha.
Choosing the right charcoal is a personal preference. You know their pros and cons, so it's up to you to decide which one you want to use. Though, if you want to get the best smoking experience, we recommend using coconut coals.
Once you've chosen your charcoal, it's time to light it to warm up your shisha.
How to warm up shisha?
There are a few ways to warm up your shisha and each requires using charcoal. But how to do it best really depends on your personal preferences. Here are a few ways to get started with warming up your shisha:
How to light hookah charcoal on the stove?
There are a few ways that you can light your hookah charcoal so that it is ready to use. One popular method is to use the stove to light hookah coals.
You will need to choose a plate that will work with your chosen heat source. Induction, ceramic coating, electric and gas stove plates are all options.
Once you have chosen a plate, you will need to place the quick-lighting or natural hookah coals on the plate and heat it until it glows red. This can take anywhere from five to ten minutes.
After the charcoal is heated, you can then transfer it from the heat and let it cool for some minutes before placing it on top of your hookah.
How to light hookah coals in the oven?
You can also heat hookah natural hookah coals in the oven. For the oven method, you'll need a baking sheet and some foil. Put the cubes on the sheet, cover it with multiple foil layers and place it in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 10 minutes. This will prevent them from turning over and make sure they heat evenly. Keep in mind that this method can only be used with natural charcoal.
How to heat hookah charcoal with a lighter?
If you want to heat hookah coals with a lighter, simply place the hookah coals on top of the tobacco in the bowl, then ignite it with the lighter. Once the hookah coals are lit, wait a few minutes for them to warm up before smoking.
How to light hookah coals with a gas burner?
If you have a gas stove, you can use it to light hookah coals. Simply place the hookah coals on the burner and wait for them to turn red. This can take a few minutes. Once the charcoal is heated, you can then remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes before using it on your hookah.
How to heat hookah coals on a candle or fire?
When you want to heat hookah coals on a candle or fire, you'll need to find a heat-resistant surface to place the charcoal on. A metal tray, foil or a heat-resistant mat are all good options. Once you have chosen a surface, place the hookah coals on it and then light the candle or fire. The heat from the candle or fire will cause the hookah coals to turn red. Once they are heated, you can then remove them from the heat and allow them to cool for a few minutes before using them in your hookah.
As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can warm up your shisha with hookah coals. It really depends on your preference for which method you choose.
Always, keep in mind that safety should be your number one priority. Ensure you use the best hookah coals possible, such as coconut coals, as they do not contain any of the toxic chemicals found in your regular quick light charcoal. Also, be sure to use caution when handling hot hookah coals and never leave them unattended. To easily transfer hookah coals, such as coconut coals, you can use Kaloud Vestara tongs, ideal for both beginners and experts.
Tips for a less harmful smoke
Learning how to warm up shisha is one thing. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Use good quality, natural hookah coals such as coconut coals.
- Never leave hookah coals unattended.
- Use Kaloud Vestara tongs to transfer hookah coals safely.
- If possible, do not use quick light coals as they may contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
- Use Kaloud Lotus HMD to heat your hookah coals.
- Make sure the shisha tobacco is properly packed in your Samsaris bowl.
- Warm up your shisha slowly by taking small puffs at first.
- Enjoy your shisha responsibly!
Smoking shisha is a great way to relax and socialize with friends, but it's important to do so responsibly.
Hookah smoking releases harmful toxins and chemicals that can be detrimental to your health.
So, it's important to take the necessary precautions. At Kaloud, we value your safety and want you to enjoy your hookah smoking experience to the fullest, while we try to decrease the health risks associated with smoking shisha. That's why we offer a wide range of products, such as the Ayara activated carbon hookah filters and the Lotus HMD, that can help you enjoy a less harmful shisha smoking experience. The results of the study we published show that our products are effective in reducing the release of harmful toxins and chemicals. In fact, when using the Lotus HMD and Ayara hookah filters together, the release of harmful toxins and chemicals, such as the Carbonyl Compounds, PAH, VOC and CO, was reduced by up to 91%!
Being responsible and taking steps to enjoy a less harmful hookah, should be your top priority when smoking shisha. Enjoy your shisha smoking experience, but do so responsibly by using a Lotus and Ayara that will help minimize health risks.
How can you make your shisha smoking experience even better?
To enjoy your hookah smoke to the fullest, it's important to gain the best hookah accessories. Besides using good quality, natural hookah coals, you'll also need a:
- Samsaris bowl,
- Lotus HMD,
- Kaloud Vestara tongs
- And innovative hookahs made of high-quality materials.
At Kaloud, we offer a wide range of hookahs and hookah accessories to choose from. Dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible smoking experience since 2011, we only use the highest quality materials in all of our products.
Whether you're a beginner or a hookah expert, we have the perfect product for you. Browse our selection of hookahs and hookah accessories today and find everything you need to enjoy the perfect hookah smoke!