How to add hookah tobacco to bowl?
Hookah tobacco in bowl

One of the basics of a fresh-tasting hookah experience is the right amount of tobacco. In this blog post we’ll make it short and simple – how to add hookah tobacco to the hookah bowl! Just follow these simple tips and make your hookah taste fresh. 


Use only wet and fresh quality tobacco

fresh quality tobacco

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Always, and we really mean al-ways, make sure your tobacco is kept in a dry place away from direct sunlight. You can store your tobacco in a resealable bag to keep it fresh even if you’re not smoking it for a long time. To extend the tobacco’s best before date even more, keep the resealable bag in the fridge.

Did you know that dried tobacco will burn your throat more probably than fresh one?


Use the right amount of tobacco

Use the right amount of tobacco

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Don’t waste your tobacco – more is not always better. Be sure not to pack the bowl above the holes on the center vortex to leave a space between the foil and the tobacco.

This prevents the tobacco from burning and instead enables it to bake evenly. Furthermore, following this tip keeps the bowl holes clean of burnt tobacco.

Did you know that you can shred the chunks of tobacco into smaller pieces so the heat can strike the tobacco more evenly?


Some follow-up tips on how to add hookah tobacco for a great hookah experience

Use the hookah pincers to pull pieces of tobacco into the bowl. This quick tip keeps your hands clean.

how to add shisha tobacco for a great hookah experience

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Wrap the hookah bowl with 9 layers of foil. This also prevents the tobacco from burning and sticking to the foil.

who fold tinfoil

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Poke 30-50 holes into it. This enables the air flow through the tobacco bowl as good as it can.

poke holes to tinfoil so the air move to tobacco bowl

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After that, just place the bowl on the bottle and after igniting the coal you’re all ready and set for a great hookah session. Be sure to read our tips on how to choose the right coal and how to move the burning coal.

Why not read our previous tips on how to make your hookah taste fresh or why an additional bowl is useful during hookah session.


Do you know any other tips? Let us know and post a memory of it to Instagram using hashtag #hekkpipe.


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