An aluminum hookah refers to a hookah pipe that is predominantly made of aluminum or has significant aluminum components. A hookah, also known as a shisha or water pipe, is a traditional smoking device used to smoke flavored tobacco or herbal mixtures. It consists of several parts, including a bowl to hold the tobacco, a body or stem, a water base, a hose, and a mouthpiece.Aluminum hookahs
have gained popularity due to their durability, light weight, and ease of maintenance compared to traditional brass or copper hookahs. They are often made with an aluminum stem or body, which is resistant to corrosion and can be easily cleaned. The use of aluminum also allows for different designs and finishes, making them aesthetically appealing to some users.
Using an aluminum hookah is similar to using any other type of hookah. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use an aluminum hookah:
1.Set up the hookah: Start by assembling the hookah. Connect the stem to the base, ensuring it fits securely. Place the tray on top of the stem and attach the hose to the hose port. Finally, place the bowl on top of the hookah stem.
2.Prepare the bowl: Fill the bowl with your preferred shisha tobacco or herbal mixture. Fluff the tobacco lightly, ensuring it's not too tightly packed. Leave a small space between the tobacco and the foil for airflow.
3.Apply foil: Cut a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the bowl. Place the foil over the bowl, making sure it's tightly stretched and smooth. Press it down around the edges of the bowl to secure it.
4.Poke holes: Use a toothpick, a fork, or a specialized hookah poker to poke small holes in the foil. These holes will allow heat to transfer from the charcoal to the tobacco.
5.Heat the charcoal: Use natural coconut shell charcoal or quick-lighting charcoal specifically designed for hookahs. Place the charcoal on a heat-resistant surface or a charcoal holder and light it using a lighter or a charcoal burner. Wait until the charcoal turns red and produces a layer of ash on the surface.
6.Place the charcoal: Carefully place the heated charcoal on top of the foil, in the center of the bowl. It's best to use tongs to handle the charcoal and prevent burns. Ensure the charcoal is evenly distributed on the foil.
7.Let it heat: Allow the bowl to heat up for a few minutes, usually around 2-5 minutes. This time may vary depending on personal preference and the type of tobacco being used. Heating helps the tobacco produce smoke.
8.Start smoking: Once the bowl is heated, take a slow and steady pull from the hookah hose. The smoke will travel down the stem, through the water in the base, and up the hose, delivering flavor and smoke to you.
9.Maintain the heat: Throughout your hookah session, periodically rotate or move the charcoal to ensure even heating of the tobacco. This will help prevent hot spots or burnt tobacco.
10.Clean up: Once you finish your hookah session, empty the remaining tobacco from the bowl. Dispose of the used foil and clean the hookah components thoroughly to maintain hygiene and remove any residue.