Want to be a pro at setting up a hookah? You’ve come to the right place! By following Amazing Tobacco’s tips, it will be a simple process to set up a hookah, however you need to make sure that every part is placed correctly. Here, we will discuss the instructions plus some tips for the set up to give you the most amazing smoking experience.

The setup has an effect on the smoking experience, that is why it is very important to learn the correct way to do it.

Clean the Hookah

This is the first and foremost step in the setup of the hookah. All parts should be washed by care and with the right brushes. Cleaning is not a fun thing to do, however it is recommended to clean the hookah after each session to maintain it.

Amazing Tobacco’s hookahs are made from multiple pieces that can be separated, making it easier for you to clean as you will be able to reach every inch of it.

Setting Up the Pipe

The first thing you need to do is fill your base with room temperature water. You can use slightly chilled water if you prefer, but very cold water will dilute your bowl’s flavor. It is generally recommended that you should have about an inch of water above the downstem, but every hookah is different, and it may depend on your personal taste. If you prefer a more wide-open draw, you will put the water closer to the bottom of the downstem. However, if you prefer a more restricted draw, you will put the water higher. It’s a matter of personal taste, but you should make sure the water is at least a bit above the downstem.

Next, you need to connect your stem to your base. Using a grommet that is a good fit for your stem will ensure an airtight seal. All amazing tobacco Hookahs come with grommets. Last but not least, attach the hose that came with your hookah or the one you have bought with the hose grommet. Your hookah is ready now!

How to Pack the Bowl

The preparation of the bowl is one of the most important steps in the journey to a perfect hookah bowl. To get started, open your pack, and stir it up to make sure the juices are distributed evenly. People often assume you need to squeeze out the juices from the tobacco and drying it out by using a paper towel. Don’t do this! Basically, you are removing the juice that has the flavor.

Amazing German tobacco has a high absorption rate; therefore, a little amount of liquid is present in the tobacco. That’s why when you use our tobacco you won’t need to stir it up.

Next, grab your bowl. We’re ready to begin packing. Take out the tobacco from the pouch and sprinkle it evenly into the bowl with your fingers (or a fork). To gently remove any tobacco that has gone over the rim, you can use a hole poker or your fingers. It should be about 1-2 mm below the rim to prevent burning. Once your put the tobacco, make sure it is evenly distributed across the bowl.

Our bowl is ready to be foiled now. We recommend using two layers of heavy-duty foil. In order to prevent scorching or burning of the top layer of tobacco, two layers are used. Keep your foil on drum-tight and avoid crinkling it. When your foil is nice and tight, grab your hole poker (if you don’t have one you can use a toothpick), poke three circles of holes about 2-3 mm apart, with one hole over the spire to provide more airflow.

Burning Coal

The next step is to light your coals. Place your desired number of coals on your burner. When using foil, aim for using 4 coco coals. Turn on the highest burner temperature and wait until they are halfway lit. Flip them to the other side when they are done.

Smoking Time

Now, you can finally sit back, relax, and enjoy the results of your hard work! When using foil, start by placing your well-lit coals on the foil partially hanging off the bowl. By doing so, you prevent your bowl from being burned by too much heat at the beginning. You should rotate your coals periodically because the bottoms of the coals will blackout, at which point you should ash them on your tray and flip them. When rotating your coals put them about 1 coal placement away from where they previously were. As the session progresses you should slowly move the coals more towards the center of the bowl to keep a consistent heat on the bowl. If you sense that your bowl is becoming harsh or hot you should reduce the amount of heat by moving the coals slightly further away from the center of your bowl.