If you’re new to the world of hookah, you may be asking yourself: “How does a hookah work?” and “How do you smoke it?”

Hookahs provide smokers with a unique experience. They’re a social activity that can be enjoyed by any smoker. However, they tend to require different hookah techniques than typical smoking methods.

Fortunately, there are several ways to observe proper smoking etiquette when using a hookah. Here are five steps that show you how to hookah correctly:


1. Gather Your Supplies

Gather your supplies to get started. The essential supplies needed for a hookah session are the hookah itself, hookah coals, and hookah flavor.

A hookah is a water pipe with a shaft leading down into a glass base filled with water. Coals are placed on top of the bowl full of the hookah flavor, which is a type of tobacco mixed with various flavorings to create a unique smoke.

2. Prepare the Hookah

Preparing a hookah for use can seem daunting but it’s quite easy. Start by assembling the hookah. Check the body of the hookah, check the base, and check all parts to make sure they are in working order.

Fill the base with cold water and make sure not to overfill. Place the head of the hookah onto the body and you’re ready for the next step.

3. Load the Bowl With Tobacco and Your Desired Flavoring

To start loading the bowl with tobacco, carefully remove the top part of the hookah containing the bowl and place it on a flat surface. Next, take the desired amount of tobacco and spread it evenly in the bowl. Then insert your desired flavoring from Al Fakher Flavors into the center of the bowl.

Try not to pack the tobacco too firmly, as it will be difficult to draw smoke from the bowl. And make sure to dispose of any excess tobacco that is outside of the bowl. Then place the bowl back onto the hookah shaft and tighten it securely to complete the setup.

4. Heat the Charcoal

Before you can enjoy the experience of hookah, heat the charcoal to create the smoke. To do this, place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the bowl and place the charcoal over the aluminum foil.

Using long-handled tongs, hold the charcoal and heat it with either a butane or propane torch for up to two minutes. This ensures that the charcoal is evenly heated and will provide the necessary smoke for the hookah.

Once the charcoal is evenly heated and glows red-hot, move it around to ensure all surfaces are hot. But make sure to carefully handle the charcoal to prevent burning yourself.

5. Start Smoking

After a few minutes of preparation, you can finally enjoy your hookah. Slowly start to pull air into the base, forcing the smoke up the hose. Take slow, deep draws and keep an eye on the temperature of your coals to maintain a good experience.

Follow Our Guide on How to Hookah to Get the Best Experience

Once you’ve completed these five steps on how to hookah there’s nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy your hookah experience. Get ready to relax and let the sweet-smelling aroma of your melon and apple-flavored shisha draw you in. Get together with your friends and prepare to make memories that will last.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your hookah and get puffing!

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