|1. Fill the vase so that the stem of the
hookah is submerged approximately one inch in
the water. Using ice in the glass is very
common; it makes the smoking experience more
cool and soothing. You can also try freezing
your glass by putting approximately an inch of
water into the glass and putting it into the
|2. Place the metal argile on top of the
vase. You should have a gasket to help seal the
two together making it air tight.
|3. Place the tray over the top of the argile
head. The tray will not fit over most heads, so
youíll need to place it on first. The opening
for the tray will usually be a bit wider than
the neck of the argile.
|This is what your hookah should look like.
|4. Attach the hose gasket to the end of the
hose. Place the end of the hose with gasket into
the hose opening of the argile.
|Hookah setup with hose.
|*Packing the bowl, takes a little practice
to get it perfect.5. Brake up the shisha so it
sets lightly in the bowl. If it is packed too
dense, it will not allow smoke to be pulled
through the head. Fill the head to the rim of
the bowl and no higher. If you over fill the
head, the shisha will become too packed when
placing the foil or metal screen over the top.
|6. When placing foil over the top, get a
square piece of foil that is approximately 3 X 3
|7. Place the foil over the top of the head
like the picture shown on the left.
|8. Poke holes in the foil. A thumb tack or
oyster fork works best.
|*Setup of hookah with hose and head.
|9. Lighting coals - If you have instant
light Syrian coals or Japanese silver square
coals, a lighter will work. For Nour and The
Lord Style coals, use a stove or propane torch.
You can find a propane torch at home improvement
store for around $20. Burn the coal all the way
around so when you blow on the coal, a red glow
covers the entire piece. You can not directly
apply flame to the tobacco or use Kingsford BBQ
charcoals for the head. A lot of BBQ charcoal
gives off too much carbon monoxide which can
cause headaches and even death. Use only hookah
|10. Carefully place the charcoal on top of
the hookah head so that you donít drop ambers
into the shisha.*If the hookah smoke becomes
harsh, you may have too many coals on the head.
Try removing a coal or breaking a coal into two
to distribute heat better. If the hookah is
still smoking harsh, ambers may be in the
shisha. Remove coals and cover so that you can
blow out ambers.