Shisha Time – setting up your Shisha
- By : Jessica Kirtley
- Category : Blog
- Tags: Hookah, hookah shaft, right brush, Shisha time
As a beginner in Shisha, you should know how to set up everything, in order to enjoy an uninterrupted time during your Shisha time. Here are the steps you should follow;
#1: Setting up the pipe
You need to clean the hookah first, by washing it with water and a hard-tooth brush, especially when it is dirty or when using it for the first time. Make sure all parts are disconnected first before cleaning all the parts thoroughly. After cleaning, make sure you wipe it dry with a piece of cloth and let it stay outdoor to dry. Cleaning before use is ideal especially when you discover residue on the vase or when there is an unusual taste from the smoke.
Make sure you get the right brush at the hookah store, then pour cold water into the vase and make sure the water fill about 1 inch of the metal stem and leave some space for air to make it easier to draw the hose and dilute the smoke. You may add ice when cleaning, to lower the temperature further inside the vase. You should aim at cleaning your hookah base twice at least, especially if you are a heavy user.
#2: Insert the shaft of the hookah into the glass base
Now that the cleaning is completed and the hookah glass is allowed to dry out, it is time to insert the hookah shaft into the glass base. All you have to do here is to lower the shaft gently into the base, in such a way that the stem can enter the water. Make sure there is a rubber piece or silicon material that fits perfectly on the top of the base in order to create an airtight condition. If the fit does not create an airtight condition, then the smoke will be too thin and too difficult to pull. Similarly, if the rubber piece does not fit, then you can wet it a little water or some drop of wet soap.
#3: Connect the hoses
There are hoses that can slot easily into the holes located on the sides of the shafts, and just like the base of the device, the holes should be airtight fit. Some hookahs will automatically seal the holes especially when there is no hose attached, however, most brands or models will allow you to attach hoses before you start smoking (keep in mind that all hoses must be attached even if you are smoking alone). At this stage, you need to double-check the level of the water in the device before connecting and if you notice that the water levels are too close to the hose connections, then you need to reduce the water level to prevent the water from ruining your hoses. Learn more about E-hookah
#4: Check the air flow
Place your right or left hand on top of the hookah stem in order to block the entering of air from the device. You should try and inhale through a hose, and if you detect any air coming out, then it means there is no airtight situation in one of your connections. You need to recheck that all your connections are airtight, and make sure the rubber or silicone tightness are perfectly put in place. If a seal is missing, you can check through the hookah grommets and find a replacement. You can simply wrap an athletic tape to create a temporary airtight situation.
#5: Place the metal tray perfectly over the hookah shaft
The metal tray is capable of catching hot embers as well as excess tobacco. The metal tray must be gently placed on the shaft to prevent any accident.
Now that you have set up your hookah device, it is time you start enjoying the feel of the smoke.
Just before you start smoking, make sure the Shisha- this is the tobacco that is packed inside the flavoured liquid that adds thick smoke. The liquid normally settles at the bottom, hence you need to stir it quickly in order to stir the content around. If you are smoking hookah for the first time, you may want to consider using a tobacco-free hookah molasses, in order to try out the whole setup safely. You need to keep in mind that tobacco can produce a harsh effect on you when you are taking it for the first time.
As a beginner, you should know that there are numerous kinds of shisha flavours, hence you should try out as many flavours as you can before you settle for your ideal choice.