Hookah is a water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco. The hookah consists of several parts: a bowl is placed on top of the hookah to hold charcoal and tobacco; the head covered with foil, also holds the tobacco; the hose is what you use to inhale the smoke; and finally, there's the base that holds water that cools down the smoke before you inhale it through your mouth.
Hookah is a water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco.
Hookah is a water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco. It's also known as narghile, argeeleh, shisha and hubble bubble. A hookah consists of a head (where the smoke is drawn), a body (where the tobacco is stored) and a flexible hose connected to the head. The smoker inhales through this pipe while air passes through the tobacco in order to cool it down before reaching your throat.
The hookah consists of several parts.
The hookah consists of several parts. The bowl is where you pack your tobacco or shisha, which is flavored tobacco. The head contains a coal that heats up the tobacco and creates smoke. The hose is used to inhale the smoke from the bowl; it connects to a base that holds water—this keeps your lungs moist while you're smoking. The shaft connects the head and hose with an adapter at its top end, allowing for easy removal so you can relight the bowl without having to remove all the parts from their respective places in order for someone else to take their turn using it (or for refilling).
A bowl is placed on top of the hookah to hold charcoal and tobacco.
The bowl is made of clay and is placed on top of the hookah. The tobacco is placed inside, and it's the most important part because it burns and creates smoke. Smoke is inhaled through water in order to get a smooth hit without burning your lungs or mouth.
The head covered with foil, also holds the tobacco.
The head is the part of the pipe that holds the tobacco. It consists of three parts:
The bowl, which houses the tobacco.
The downstem, a tube that connects with an open hose port on top of your hookah and allows smoke to travel from one place to another within your hookah system.
An elbow or short section of tubing attached to either side of this joint (depending on how long you want it).
The hose is what you use to inhale the smoke.
The hose is the part of the hookah you put in your mouth to inhale the smoke. It connects the bowl to the head, so if you have a two-hose system, it's possible for another person on your team to use that second hose to take a hit at the same time as you.
The hose is typically made from rubber or silicone and comes in different colors and sizes. Some hoses come with an attached mouthpiece (like a cigarette filter), while others do not—if yours doesn't, there will be one included in whatever kit you purchase (or else it'll be very easy to find one).
The base holds water that cools the smoke.
The base holds water that cools the smoke.
The purpose of this is to provide a smooth smoking experience, as well as prevent the charcoal from burning out too quickly. In addition to cooling and slowing down combustion, the water also provides extra moisture in order to keep your mouth moist while you're enjoying your hookah session. After each session, it's important to change out this water for fresh water in order to ensure that all toxins have been removed from previous uses! You should also consider filtering and boiling any tap water before using it with your hookah - this will reduce or eliminate impurities from entering into your lungs along with other harmful chemicals like chlorine or fluoride (depending on where you live).
The shaft connects the bowl, head and hose to the base and contains a one-way valve to prevent smoke from leaving the bowl and traveling up the shaft during inhalation.
The shaft connects the bowl, head and hose to the base and contains a one-way valve to prevent smoke from leaving the bowl and traveling up the shaft during inhalation. The one-way valve is called a "bung."
Hookah preparation has three stages.
Hookah preparation has three stages:
Cleaning the hookah
Preparing the hookah for smoking
Smoking the hookah
Cleaning the hookah.
Clean the hookah bowl with a cleaning brush, or a clean pipe cleaner.
Remove all of the tobacco by tapping it on the side of your hookah base. This allows any leftover pieces of tobacco to fall into the shaft where they can be picked up later by using a hookah brush, or pipe cleaner!
Use tongs (or your hands) if necessary to remove any leftover ash in the base of your hookah chamber before using step 4 below!
If you have not already done so, remove any water from inside this area so that nothing else gets wet during cleaning process in steps 5-8 below!
Preparing the hookah for smoking.
Prepare the hookah for smoking.
Wash the hookah parts in warm water, then rinse them under running tap water.
Blow air into the hose to remove any bubbles from rinsing and drying it.
Dry all of the parts with a towel or paper towel.
Clean out your hookah bowl using some warm soapy water and keep cleaning until no more grime comes out of it, then dry it as well!
Smoking the hookah.
The smoke will be drawn through the hookah by inhaling and exhaling. Most smokers of tobacco (or any form of a drug) prefer not to inhale their smoke directly into their lungs, so it is important for you to remember that the purpose of smoking is not only to enjoy the flavor, but also to get high from it. While enjoying your hookah session, make sure you take deep breaths while either inhaling or exhaling in order to fully experience all its benefits.
When finished with smoking your hookah, always clean out all components before putting them away. Be careful not to knock over any furniture or break any windows with dripping water as this could cause damage or injury!
Hookah preparation isn't that complicated as long as you're careful and methodical.
Hookah preparation isn't that complicated as long as you're careful and methodical. The most important step to take is making sure that you have all of your equipment ready before starting. In order to make a hookah, you need:
A pipe (the hookah itself)
A bowl—this holds the tobacco in place on top of the coal
A hose—a rubber tube which connects the mouthpiece (the part where you inhale) to the pipe itself
Coals for heating up your tobacco
Hookah is a very common type of tobacco in the Middle East, and it's enjoyed by many people around the world. The preparation process is not very complicated, but it's important to be careful and methodical when doing so.