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  • 1. The Hookah Handbook An
Insider’s
Guide
to
Hookah
Mastery By:
Mike
Williams
and
Trent
Krupp,
HoboHookah.com Version
1.0 www.HoboHookah.com 1 Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 2. The Hookah Handbook 2Legal
NoticeWhile
all
attempts
have
been
made
to
verify
information
provided
in
this
publication,
neither
author
nor
the
publisher
assumes
any
responsibility
for
errors,
omissions,
or
contrary
interpretation
of
the
subject
matter
herein.The
purchaser
or
reader
of
this
publication
assumes
responsibility
for
the
use
of
these
materials
and
information.
Adherence
to
all
applicable
laws
and
regulations,
federal,
state
and
local,
governing
professional
licensing,
business
practices,
advertising
and
all
other
aspects
of
doing
business
in
the
United
States
or
any
other
Jurisdiction
is
the
sole
responsibility
of
the
purchaser
or
reader.
The
author
and
publisher
assume
no
responsibility
or
liability
whatsoever
on
the
behalf
of
any
purchaser
or
reader
of
these
materials.
Any
perceived
slights
of
speciHic
people
or
organizations
is
unintentional.Copyright
2010,
Hobocans
LLC Table of ContentsPart 1: Introduction to the Hookah Pipe (For the New Folks)Part 2: The Major Hookah Pipe Brands (and How To Choose YourHookah)Part 3: The Major Hookah Tobacco BrandsPart 4: How to Set Up Your 1st Hookah Smoking SessionThe Finale: Tips and Power Moves www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 3. The Hookah Handbook 3 Part 1: Introduction to the Hookah Pipe (For the New Folks)A
hookah
pipe
is
a
water
pipe
used
to
smoke
special
tobacco,
sometimes
called
shisha,
molasses,
or
maasel.
Every
hookah
pipe
consists
of
four
basic
parts: • The
vase,
glass,
or
izaz:
This
is
the
water
receptacle,
usually
made
of
glass
but
can
be
 made
of
plastic
or
acrylic. • The
hose,
tube
or
mouth
piece:
Typically
made
of
plastic
or
rubber
with
a
metal
 structure
giving
the
tube
form.
Hoses
come
in
a
variety
of
modern
or
traditional
 styles
and
can
be
washable
or
non‐washable. • The
bowl
or
head:
Made
of
ceramic,
clay
or
metal,
the
head
serves
to
hold
the
 tobacco
that
is
smoked.
They
typically
come
in
traditional
Egyptian,
Phunnel,
or
 modern
styles. • The
stem,
heart
or
pipe:
This
is
the
key
to
the
hookah
and
connects
the
bowl,
the
 vase
and
hose
together.
Stems
also
serve
to
cool
the
smoke.In
addition
to
these
parts,
some
hookahs
have
additional
ports
for
either
additional
hoses
(some
hookahs
can
be
conHigured
for
1‐4+
hoses)
or
a
"check
valve."
A
check
valve
usually
consists
of
a
metal
housing
and
a
ball
bearing
‐
when
the
user
blows
into
the
hose,
the
check
valve
will
exhaust
the
smoke
that
is
in
the
chamber
or
vase.
This
is
useful
for
when
the
tobacco
gets
hot
and
the
smoke
tastes
burned.
Hookahs
also
need
a
screen
to
cover
the
bowl
and
prevent
the
tobacco
from
burning.
These
can
be
made
of
aluminum
foil
or
reusable
stainless
steel.
Hookahs
usually
also
include
tongs,
for
handling
the
coal
and
a
poker
for
putting
holes
into
the
aluminum
foil.
Some
hookahs
also
have
a
wind
guard
in
order
to
better
manage
the
heat
on
the
hookah
head. Hookah HistoryHookahs
have
a
long
and
storied
history.
They
were
initially
devised
in
India
in
the
1500s,
shortly
after
the
introduction
to
tobacco
from
the
west,
then
spread
to
the
Middle
East
via
the
Persian
Empire
and
then
later
by
the
Ottomans.
Immigrants
from
North
Africa
and
Persia
introduced
most
of
the
West
to
hookah,
especially
in
culturally
diverse
cities
like
London,
Paris,
and
New
York,
but
also
in
Detroit
and
Los
Angeles.Currently,
hookah
is
very
popular
in
Egypt,
Turkey,
and
the
Arabian
Peninsula,
where
in
the
absence
of
alcohol,
the
hookah
has
taken
on
the
role
of
being
a
popular
social
activity
with
tea
and
mezzies
(small
appetizers)
as
part
of
the
ritual.
Many
of
the
popular
tobacco
brands
and
pipes
are
still
currently
manufactured
in
Egypt
or
the
Arabian
Peninsula. www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 4. The Hookah Handbook 4The
West
has
taken
the
hookah
and
adapted
it
to
its
own
culture,
where
lounges
featuring
alcohol
and
ethnic
cuisine
are
becoming
popular.
Given
the
growing
market
for
hookah
in
the
West,
mostly
in
the
US,
there
has
been
a
renaissance
centered
around
the
South
California
region.
There,
new
tobaccos
like
Starbuzz
and
Tangiers
have
become
popular
and
favored
over
traditional
Middle
Eastern
tobaccos.
In
addition,
the
West
has
embraced
non‐traditional
hookah
pipe
styles,
broadly
known
as
Modern
Hookah
pipes
that
take
cues
from
the
Middle
Eastern
design,
but
have
added
sleeker
visual
cues.
It
is
also
in
the
United
States,
where
the
HoboHookah,
a
modern,
high
quality
portable
hookah
was
designed
and
embraced
by
young,
mobile
hookah
smokers.Globally,
the
hookah
has
many
different
names: • Hookah
or
Hukka:
Is
the
traditional
South
Asian
or
Indian
name
for
the
pipe.
This
 has
been
adopted
in
the
West
as
well. • Nargile,
Argileh,
Nargileh:
Is
typically
name
for
the
pipe
in
northern
mesopotamia,
 including
Turkey,
Syria,
Israel
and
Lebanon.
It
is
also
the
common
name
in
France
 and
Brazil. • Shisha:
While
in
the
west
hookah
tobacco
is
sometimes
referred
to
as
simply
shisha,
 it
is
also
the
proper
name
for
the
pipe
in
North
Africa,
including
Egypt,
one
of
the
 epicenters
of
hookah
smoking. • Hubbly
Bubbly:
Is
most
commonly
used
in
South
Africa,
but
some
other
southern
 hemisphere
countries
will
also
use
this
name
in
addition
to
“hookah.”Likewise,
the
there
are
different
names
and
types
of
tobacco
smoked
in
hookah
pipes: • Shisha:
Used
mostly
in
the
west
to
refer
to
hookah
tobacco. • Maasel
or
Molasses:
Are
the
common
names
for
hookah
tobacco
throughout
the
 middle
east. • Tombak:
Is
a
special,
dry
pipe
tobacco
used
in
Iran
or
Persia.
 • Zhargoul:
Is
a
strong,
relatively
dry
tobacco
smoked
in
shisha
cafes
in
Egypt
and
the
 Middle
East. • Herbal
Tobacco:
There
are
herbal
brands,
usually
based
off
of
sugar
beat
husks
that
 do
not
use
the
tobacco
plant.
There
are
brands
in
the
US
and
India
that
are
herbal. • Washed
Tobacco:
Washed
tobacco
is
a
low
nicotine
hookah
tobacco
produced
by
 washing
the
tobacco
plants.
It
usually
has
1/10th
the
nicotine
of
standard
hookah
 tobacco. www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 5. The Hookah Handbook 5 Part
2:
The
Major
Hookah
Pipe
Brands
 (and
How
To
Choose
Your
Hookah)Initially,
most
hookah
pipes
were
produced
by
hand
in
the
Middle
East
and
Egypt
and
then
imported
to
the
West.
Originally,
there
were
very
few,
if
any,
brand
name
hookahs.
Recently
(especially
in
the
West),
there
has
been
an
active
movement
to
brand
all
hookahs,
so
that
it
is
easier
for
a
buyer
to
compare
different
pipes.
Here
are
some
of
the
most
popular
brands
of
hookah
pipes
and
their
reputation:• Khalil
Mamoon:
These
are
well‐made
Egyptian
pipes.
Khalil
Mamoon
is
a
family
 operated
business
based
in
Cairo
that
is
now
managed
by
the
second
generation
of
the
 family.
They
have
a
traditional
Egyptian
look,
are
hand
made
and
use
quality
metal,
like
 stainless
steel
and
brass,
in
their
construction. Given
that
they
are
hand
made,
a
small
portion
of
Khalil
pipes
have
seal
issues.
That
said,
 they
are
still
the
top
brand
for
hookah
connoisseurs
who
enjoy
the
traditional
look
of
 hookahs
while
still
having
relatively
high
quality
standards.
Most
of
their
pipes
are
large,
 and
can
come
in
multiple
hose
conHigurations.
The
glass
is
also
sturdy
as
compared
to
 most
chinese
and
other
Middle
Eastern
hookahs.• MYA:
Was
one
of
the
Hirst
Western
hookah
brands.
Based
in
the
Czech
Republic,
originally
 the
company
focused
on
producing
Bohemian
crystal.
The
original
MYA
Hookahs
used
the
 Bohemian
Crystal
as
their
vase
for
their
hookah
pipes.
These
hookahs
are
widely
 regarded
as
some
of
the
best
hookahs
of
their
time
and
were
of
exceptional
quality
in
 both
vase
and
stem.
 Most
recently,
MYA
has
moved
their
hookah
operations
to
China
and
no
longer
use
 Bohemian
Crystal
as
their
vase.
While
still
very
popular
for
their
small
QT
and
Pumpkin
 style
pipes,
overall
hookah
connoisseurs
have
moved
away
from
choosing
MYA
for
quality
 concerns.• Hobocans:
Is
a
boutique
manufacturer
of
the
HoboHookah
and
HoboNargile.
These
are
 well‐engineered,
portable
hookahs
that
can
Hit
on
most
bottle
types
and
vases.
They
are
 known
for
their
durability,
warranty
(a
Hirst
in
the
industry)
and
easy
packing
for
use
 during
travel,
at
parties
or
on
outdoors
smoking
patios.
They
are
based
in
Jersey
City,
NJ
 and
most
of
their
manufacturing
is
in
China.• Modern
Generic
Hookahs:
The
US
has
designed
and
outsourced
many
hookah
types
to
 China.
These
pipes
typically
are
not
branded,
so
it
is
hard
to
compare
quality.
Chinese
 hookahs
can
offer
the
advantage
of
tight
quality
controls,
high
quality
materials
and
 modern
styling,
however,
many
generic
Chinese
hookahs
are
made
to
be
inexpensive
and
 thus
have
a
weak
durability
and
longevity.
It
is
recommended
to
be
conHident
in
the
shop
 you
are
buying
a
Chinese
hookah
at,
and
to
avoid
the
lowest
cost
models. www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 6. The Hookah Handbook 6• Al
Fakher
and
Starbuzz:
These
traditionally
tobacco
brands,
have
purchased
and
 rebranded
hookah
from
the
Middle
East
and
China
for
sales
in
the
US.
While
these
pipes
 are
usually
of
high
quality,
they
sometimes
have
a
brand
premium
on
top
of
the
price. Part
3:
The
Major
Hookah
Tobacco
BrandsWith
the
growing
Western
market,
there
have
been
a
number
of
hookah
tobacco
brands
to
reach
market
in
the
last
5
years.
It
would
be
near
impossible
to
cover
all
of
the
brands,
but
we
will
cover
some
of
the
most
widely
sold
and
trusted
brands
available
in
the
US:• Nakhla:
Nakhla
is
a
traditional
tobacco
from
Egypt
and
was
the
Hirst
brand
to
add
 Hlavoring
to
tobacco
smoked
in
hookahs.
Their
Hirst
Hlavor,
Double
Apple,
is
still
widely
 smoked
around
the
world.
While
Nakhla
can
be
found
online,
it
is
most
popularly
sold
in
 Middle
Eastern
markets
throughout
the
world.
 While
it
is
typically
considered
a
budget
tobacco,
Nakhla
has
a
unique
Hlavor
and
is
very
 easy
to
smoke,
which
makes
it
a
fan
of
even
hardened
hookah
connoisseurs.
Recently,
 Nakhla
has
added
a
premium
brand,
called
Mizo,
which
is
juicier
and
more
reHined
than
 their
traditional
tobacco.
This
is
the
largest
hookah
tobacco
manufacturer
in
the
world.• Starbuzz:
Is
a
modern
tobacco
variety
that
is
washed
(for
lower
nicotine).
Starbuzz
is
 known
for
its
juiciness,
clean
taste
and
avant‐garde
Hlavors.
It
is
also
the
most
expensive
 brand
currently
in
the
market.
Produced
in
the
Middle
East
but
based
in
Los
Angeles,
 Starbuzz
has
become
the
biggest
seller
for
online
hookah
shops.
It
has
a
very
strong
 following;
many
hookah
connoisseurs
only
smoke
Starbuzz.• Tangiers:
Is
a
relatively
boutique
hookah
tobacco
made
and
sold
out
of
San
Diego,
CA.
 Their
tobacco
has
a
distinct
tobacco
taste
as
well
as
unique
Hlavors
that
tend
to
be
very
 close
to
the
name
on
the
package.
They
have
grown
to
be
the
3rd
largest
hookah
tobacco
 sold
online
and
have
a
very
distinct
following
that
seems
to
be
orthogonal
to
promoters
of
 Starbuzz.
 They
are
moderately
priced
and
the
tobacco
typically
has
top
of
class
longevity.
Tangiers
 also
invented
the
Phunnel
bowl,
which
is
a
bowl
designed
speciHically
for
juicy
hookah
 tobacco.
Tangiers
can
be
temperamental
and
hard
to
pack
correctly,
so
it
is
often
avoided
 by
novices
(more
on
packing
the
Phunnel
bowl
later).• Layalina:
Is
a
moderately
priced
hookah
tobacco
that
has
increased
quality
while
 remaining
true
to
traditional
Middle
Eastern
tobaccos.
Layalina
sells
well
to
both
novices
 and
hookah
pros,
especially
with
some
of
their
popular
Hlavors,
which
are
sometimes
 considered
top
of
their
class.
Layalina
also
has
a
premium
offering
called
Golden
 Layalina,
which
has
nicer
packaging
and
slightly
better
longevity.
Most
of
Layalinas
non‐ traditional
Hlavors
are
sold
under
the
Golden
brand. www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 7. The Hookah Handbook 7• Al
Fakher:
Is
a
Dubai
based
tobacco
manufacturer
that
is
known
for
its
fruit
and
mint
 Hlavors.
Moderately
priced
(like
Nakhla),
they
are
one
of
the
best
sellers
in
Middle
Eastern
 markets.
Al
Fakher
is
juicy
and
easy
to
smoke,
but
some
of
their
Hlavors
are
weak
in
taste.
 It’s
a
good
brand
overall,
but
it
is
advised
to
research
which
Hlavors
are
good
and
which
 ones
are
not. Get
Your
Brand
and
Flavor
Reviews
Here Part
4:
How
to
Set
Up
Your
1st
Hookah
Smoking
SessionYou
will
need: • A
full
hookah
setup,
including
pipe,
bowl,
hose
and
tongs
with
poker. • Aluminum
foil • A
lighter
or
stove
top • Hookah
tobacco • Water• Step
1:
Fill
the
vase
with
water.
When
you
attach
the
stem,
the
 water
should
come
about
a
half
to
1
inch
above
the
pipe
that
goes
 in
the
vase.
The
pipe
must
be
submerged
in
the
water
in
order
for
 the
hookah
to
function
correctly.
Too
much
water
can
make
the
 pipe
hard
to
pull
(or
smoke
from)
and
can
lead
to
water
bubbling
 up
into
the
hose.• Step
2:
Attach
the
stem
and
hose.
You
should
have
properly
Hitting
 gaskets
that
make
the
stem
Hit
into
the
vase
snugly.
In
addition,
the
 hose
should
Hit
snugly
into
the
hose
port.
Some
hose
ports
have
a
gasket
that
ensures
a
 good
Hit.• Step
3:
Cover
the
top
air‐inlet
(where
the
bowl
will
be
attached)
and
try
taking
a
pull
 from
the
hose.
If
your
hookah
setup
is
tight,
you
should
not
be
able
to
pull
any
air
through
 the
hose.
If
you
have
a
check
valve
or
release
valve
try
blowing
out
as
well
to
make
sure
 the
valve
is
working.
Finally,
take
your
Hinger
off
of
the
air‐inlet
and
take
a
pull.
It
should
 feel
very
easy.• Step
4:
Pack
the
bowl.
To
do
so,
take
your
bowl
and
tobacco.
Take
some
of
the
tobacco
and
 place
it
in
the
bowl.
You
should
mix
the
tobacco
before
doing
this
to
get
a
light
and
Hluffy
 consistency.
Fill
the
bowl
to
the
top,
but
do
not
pack
it
down.
The
tobacco
should
be
 relatively
loose
with
in
the
bowl.
 www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 8. The Hookah Handbook 8 Finally,
take
the
aluminum
foil
and
pull
off
about
a
4‐inch
square.
Cover
the
bowl
with
the
 aluminum
foil,
making
the
foil
taught
on
the
bowl
(it
should
look
Hlat
and
glossy
over
the
 bowl).
Finally,
take
the
poker
on
your
tongs
(or
use
a
pen
tip)
to
poke
holes
evenly
across
 the
surface
of
the
bowl.
 Need
a
bowl
packing
video?
Here
you
go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=nt4EAFlIPc0• Step
5:
Lighting
the
coal.
If
you
are
new
to
hookah,
we
recommend
buying
quick‐light
 hookah
charcoal.
Good
brands
are
Starlight
(red
box
only),
Al
Fakher
or
Three
Kings.
If
 you
are
using
a
standard
bowl,
use
a
33
mm
coal
(the
40
mm
is
usually
too
big
for
 standard
bowls).
 Use
a
lighter
or
strove
top
to
light
the
coal.
Use
the
tongs
to
place
the
coal
onto
the
head.
If
 you
are
indoors,
place
it
round
side
up,
if
you
are
outdoors
its
probably
a
good
idea
to
 place
the
round
side
down
(this
helps
manage
the
heat).
If
you
only
have
access
to
pure
 charcoal:
Place
2‐3
sugar
cube
sized
pieces
onto
a
stovetop.
Let
the
stove
light
them
for
5
‐
 10
minutes,
then
place
them
on
the
bowl.• Step
6:
You
should
be
good
to
go.
If
you
arent
getting
smoke,
or
it
is
pulling
hard,
please
 consult
the
troubleshooting
section
below. Part
5:
Tips
and
Power
Moves Tip:
Managing
the
Heat
on
Your
HookahManaging
your
heat
comes
down
to
understanding
2
environments:
indoor,
calm
sessions
and
outdoor,
windier
sessions.
Lets
break
it
down
for
each.Indoors 1. In
an
indoor
session
using
a
standard
mod
or
Egyptian
bowl,
 start
your
session
with
one
full
3
Kings
or
Starlight
coal.
These
 are
quick
light
coals
so
you
can
light
with
an
oven
burner
or
 lighter.
Don’t
inhale
while
it
is
sparking
‐
it
will
taste
like
shite.
 Once
lit,
give
it
a
minute
or
2
to
really
heat
up,
otherwise
youll
 pull
and
get
little
smoke. 2. After
15
or
20
minutes,
your
smoke
will
thin
out
as
that
Hirst
coal
 dies.
When
this
happens,
rest
your
2nd
coal
partially
on
the
1st,
 while
leaving
most
of
it
over
a
new,
unsmoked
section
of
your
 bowl.
Wait
for
it
to
spark
up
and
continue.
(If
the
Hlavor
gets
hot,
 remove
the
remnants
of
the
Hirst
coal,
so
no
more
tiny
pieces
fall
 under
the
tin
foil
and
burn
the
shisha.) www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 9. The Hookah Handbook 9 3. Adding
the
third
coal
is
trickier.
Depending
on
your
shisha
brand,
you
may
be
able
to
 add
a
full
third
coal,
but
if
you
Hind
that
gets
too
hot
‐
just
half
a
coal
instead.
 (To
break
the
coal
in
half,
place
it
upside
down
on
a
hard
surface
and
push
done
with
 your
palm
to
break
the
coal
into
2
or
3
pieces.)
Be
sure
to
again
place
the
coal
over
 an
untarnished
part
of
your
foil‐‐this
way
the
coal
is
directly
over
the
freshest
 portion
of
your
bowls
shisha.
Tangiers
and
Starbuzz
are
best
for
taking
a
full
3
 coals. 4. Some
time
during
that
third
coal,
your
bowl
will
die
out.
Pack
a
new
one
and
keep
 the
party
pumping,
baby!Outdoors 1. When
smoking
outdoors,
you
will
want
a
wind
cover
or
a
crown
(how
to
build
a
 hookah
crown).
This
minimizes
the
wind
hitting
your
coal,
preventing
it
from
 getting
too
hot,
and
also
minimizes
the
amount
of
ash
Hlying
into
your
drink. 2. Begin
your
bowl
just
as
you
do
indoors,
with
a
full
coal
protected
by
the
crown
or
 wind
cover. 3. As
that
coal
dies,
instead
of
adding
a
full
coal,
add
half
coals
instead.
Because
there
is
 more
wind
outdoors,
the
coal
will
burn
hotter
than
normal,
so
using
a
half
coal
will
 better
protect
your
shisha
from
burning
too
quickly. 4. Your
bowl
will
not
last
as
long
outdoors
due
to
this
increased
heat,
so
if
you
get
 through
2.5
coals,
consider
that
a
victory. Tip:
Choosing
the
Right
Hookah
BowlThere
are
tons
of
different
hookah
bowls
on
the
market,
which
can
make
it
confusing,
but
for
most
purposes
you
should
only
look
at
modern
(also
known
as
"mod")
bowls,
Phunnel
bowls,
and
Egyptian
bowls.
Mod
and
Egyptian
bowls
work
with
any
type
of
shisha,
from
utility
tobaccos
like
Nakhla
up
to
the
premium
brands
of
Starbuzz
and
Tangiers,
and
will
last
up
to
an
hour
(2
or
3
coals)
of
smoking.
The
Phunnel
bowl
is
a
different
animal,
so
it
gets
its
own
section
right
after
this.Egyptian
BowlsThese
are
the
clay
bowls
used
on
hookahs
all
over
Egypt
and
much
of
the
Middle
East.
They’re
made
of
brown
clay
and
one
of
the
cheapest
options. www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 10. The Hookah Handbook 10Both
the
shallow
Egyptian
bowl
and
the
“small
sized”
standard
Egyptian
bowl
hold
around
15
grams
of
tobacco,
making
these
good
for
short
or
solo
smoke
sessions,
but
not
suitable
for
sharing
with
your
friends.
They’re
best
used
with
33
mm
coals
and
in
very
calm
conditions,
as
they
are
more
susceptible
to
over‐heating.
Unless
you
prefer
20
‐
25
minute
sessions,
these
bowls
aren’t
worth
the
time.The
“large
sized”
standard
Egyptian
bowl
holds
about
25
grams,
which
makes
for
a
more
versatile
bowl.
If
you’re
dead
set
on
owning
an
Egyptian
bowl,
this
would
be
the
one
to
get.Modern
BowlThe
Mod
bowl
is
the
new
style
that
came
from
the
rise
in
“Modern
Style”
hookahs.
With
a
standard
design,
better
color
options,
and
larger
size
(25
grams
of
shisha),
these
are
our
favorite
bowls.
They
work
with
most
hookahs
on
the
market,
and
come
standard
with
the
HoboNargile
and
HoboHookah.
Mod
bowls
are
also
available
with
an
attached
wind
cover.
The
cover
and
screen
on
these
can
get
extremely
hot,
so
be
careful
when
you’re
adjusting
the
coals
or
packing
it
up.
If
you
use
your
hookah
out
doors
often,
a
better
option
is
probably
investing
in
a
better
wind
cover.Inhale
Tower:
The
Inhale
Tower
is
similar
to
the
Phunnel
bowl.
It
holds
70
‐
80
grams
of
tobacco.Multi­Head
The
multi­head
bowls
are
more
novel
than
useful;
they
use
a
load
of
shisha
and
coal,
but
are
in
fact
very
difHicult
to
manage.
A
better
option
is
getting
a
medium
or
large
Phunnel
bowl
and
mixing
Hlavors
in
there.Phunnel
BowlThe
Phunnel
bowl
works
with
Egyptian
and
Modern
hookahs,
including
the
HoboHookah
and
HoboNargile.
This
little
lover
gets
its
own
section. Power
Move:
How
to
Pack
and
Use
a
Phunnel
BowlThe
Phunnel
bowl
is
a
slightly
different
animal
than
the
standard
mod
bowl.
First
thing
to
know:
Make
sure
you
are
using
a
juicy
tobacco.
The
Phunnel
is
made
speciHically
for
Tangiers
brand
hookah
tobacco,
however,
brands
like
Starbuzz
will
smoke
Hine
as
well.
Conversely,
more
"oily"
style
tobaccos
like
classic
Nakhla
or
Al
Waha
tend
to
be
difHicult
to
smoke
out
of
this
bowl.
 www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 11. The Hookah Handbook 11To
pack
a
Phunnel
bowl: 1. Take
a
clean
Phunnel
bowl,
and
layer
in
the
tobacco
around
the
center
nipple. 2. Compress
the
hookah
tobacco
down
as
tightly
as
you
can.
Repeat
placing
additional
 tobacco
and
compressing
it
until
tobacco
is
evenly
packed
throughout
the
trough
of
 the
bowl
and
is
at
a
height
roughly
the
same
as
the
nipple. 3. Once
the
tobacco
is
packed
tightly
and
to
the
level
of
the
nipple,
place
a
minimum
of
 4
inches
square
piece
of
foil
on
the
top.
Press
it
down
and
pull
at
the
sides
of
the
foil
 to
make
it
glassy
on
the
surface.
The
foil
should
be
tight
at
the
surface. 4. Next,
poke
holes
across
the
surface
of
the
bowl
evenly. 5. Place
coal
evenly
on
two
sides
of
the
bowl.
We
recommend
a
40
mm
quick
light.
 Break
one
in
half
and
place
one
piece
on
each
side
of
the
bowl.
Alternatively
you
can
 use
33
mm,
in
the
same
fashion,
although
you
may
want
to
add
another
half
if
the
 smoke
is
light.For
some
visual
stimulation,
check
out
the
vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahovl4L0WM8A
quick
note
on
different
Phunnel
bowls:
Stay
away
from
knockoffs.
They
break
much
easier
and
have
an
awkward
sized
bottle
opening
that
wont
work
with
many
hookahs
(including
most
Egyptians
and
the
HoboHookah/HoboNargile).
There
are
three
normal
sizes
of
the
Phunnel
bowl: • Small:
25‐40
grams
of
tobacco.
Will
smoke
1‐2
hours.
Great
for
a
quick
single
 serving
and
for
conserving
tobacco,
but
not
as
easy
to
manage
the
heat
on.
 • Medium:
60‐80
grams
of
tobacco.
Will
smoke
for
2
‐
3+
hours.
Great
middle
range
 bowl,
with
good
longevity,
but
not
too
long
that
you
get
sick
of
the
Hlavor.
Easy
to
 pack
and
manage
heat
on. • Large:
100‐125
grams
of
tobacco.
Will
smoke
for
4+
hours.
These
things
work
well
 for
parties,
but
really
cook
through
the
tobacco,
so
beware!
You
should
own
a
 Medium
bowl
before
getting
a
large
one,
as
it
is
a
rare
occasion
that
you
will
actually
 need
a
4‐5
hour
bowl. Tip:
How
to
Properly
Clean
Your
HookahFast
video
run‐through:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UZZcXhLGYgThe
Stem www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 12. The Hookah Handbook 12To
clean
the
stem
of
your
hookah,
Hlush
it
out
with
warm
water.
This
is
easiest
if
your
stem
unscrews
in
the
middle.
Hold
the
stem
under
warm
water
for
1‐2
minutes.
If
you
have
a
pipe
cleaner
or
wire
brush,
you
can
use
that
the
thoroughly
clean
the
pipe.
If
you
have
a
HoboNargile/HoboHookah,
just
disconnect
the
hose
and
bowl
and
place
in
the
dishwasher.The
HoseThere
are
two
types
of
hoses:
Washable
and
non‐washable.
Here
is
a
quick
guide: • Non­Washable:
Is
your
hose
classically
Egyptian?
Can
the
mouth
piece
be
pulled
 out
of
the
hose?
Is
metal
visibly
present
on
the
interior
of
the
tube,
un‐protected.
 This
is
a
non‐washable
hose. • Washable:
Does
your
hose
look
modern
or
is
it
a
Namour/Narbish?
Are
the
ends
 not
removable?
This
is
a
washable
hose.For
a
non‐washable
hose
it
is
very
important
to
clean
the
hose
after
every
session
or
bowl.
To
do
so,
take
the
mouth
piece
off,
run
it
under
water.
Then
blow
air
multiple
times
through
the
hose
to
clean
out
any
particles.For
a
washable
hose:
Simply
run
the
hose
under
water
2‐3
times.
You
should
do
this
after
every
session
or
every
2‐3
bowls.
Do
not
put
your
hose
in
a
dishwasher
and
make
sure
the
hose
is
hung
to
dry.
Not
hanging
to
dry
the
hose
can
cause
the
wood
parts
on
the
handle
to
warp.The
BowlAll
bowls
are
dishwasher
safe,
however,
running
them
underwater
and
pulling
out
the
loose
tobacco
usually
sufHices.The
Vase
/
GlassThe
glass
can
be
the
most
difHicult
part
of
the
hookah
to
properly
clean.
If
you
are
diligent,
emptying
the
water
and
rising
the
glass
out
after
every
session
will
keep
it
pretty
clean.
Once
every
one
to
two
dozen
sessions
you
should
fully
clean
the
vase.
The
best
method
to
do
this,
is
to
take
vinegar
and
lemon
juice
in
a
1/5
ratio
to
warm
water.
Let
it
sit
for
1‐2
two
hours
and
then
thoroughly
rinse.
For
the
HoboHookah/HoboNargile,
we
recommend
throwing
away
your
vase
after
10‐20
bowls,
to
ensure
the
best
Hlavor.Go
here
for
a
quick
video
on
how
to
clean
your
traditional
hookah
or
the
HoboHookah/HoboNargile:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HoboHookah#p/a/u/2/1UZZcXhLGYg Tip:
Troubleshooting
your
HookahWhy
is
my
hookah
difficult
to
pull
from?
There
are
2
likely
reasons
for
this.
First,
you
may
have
packed
your
bowl
too
tightly.
When
packing
your
bowl,
the
shisha
should
come
up
to
the
brim,
but
not
be
packed
down
tight
 www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 13. The Hookah Handbook 13(unless
youre
using
a
Phunnel
bowl).
If
it
is
packed
tight,
there
will
not
be
enough
space
for
the
air
to
Hlow
through,
making
it
difHicult
to
pull
from.
The
second
reason
is
due
to
blockage
in
your
hose
or
down
stem.
To
check
this,
Hirst
unscrew
your
hose
and
pull
from
it
to
check
the
Hlow.
If
that
works
Hine,
then
your
hookah
is
blocked
somewhere.
Take
it
apart
and
run
water
through
each
section
to
clear
it,
then
leave
it
out
to
dry
(prevents
rust).I
can
pull
on
the
hose,
but
why
cant
I
get
any
smoke?
This
means
there
is
a
leak
somewhere
on
your
pipe.
First,
check
to
make
sure
your
release
valve
(the
knob
opposite
your
hose
port)
is
properly
screwed
down...
then
check
the
seal
between
your
vase
and
your
down
stem...
and
then
make
sure
your
bowl
connection
is
properly
sealed
with
a
grommet
or
rolled
up
piece
of
cardboard.
If
you
use
a
multi‐hose
hookah,
each
user
needs
to
cap
the
hose
with
their
thumb
when
not
smoking.
This
maintains
the
seal
so
the
person
smoking
can
pull
air
through
the
bowl
instead
of
through
the
other
hoses.Why
doesnt
my
hookah
taste
as
good
as
it
used
to?
Most
hookahs
wear
out
with
regular
use,
with
the
hose
going
Hirst.
Depending
on
your
frequency
of
use,
you
should
replace
your
hose
every
3

to
6
months.
Additionally,
the
pipes
and
vases
themselves
can
get
Hlavor
stained.
To
avoid
this,
you
should
invest
in
a
hookah
made
of
high
quality
aluminum
or
stainless
steel
(the
HoboNargile
uses
aircraft‐grade
aluminum),
which
are
more
resistant
to
Hlavor
staining
and
general
degradation.
Additionally,
you
should
wash
your
hookah
every
few
sessions
to
keep
it
in
good
condition.
HoboHookahs
and
HoboNargiles
can
just
get
tossed
in
your
dishwasher
for
easy
cleaning.How
do
I
clean
my
hose?
Beware
that
not
all
hoses
are
washable,
so
you
should
check
your
vendor
or
product
description
to
make
sure
yours
can
handle
water.
If
it
is
not
washable,
then
washing
it
will
cause
rust
and
destroy
your
hose.
To
wash
those
hoses
that
can
handle
water,
use
your
sink
or
bathtub
to
run
tap
water
through
and
clean
it
out.
Dont
be
afraid
if
the
water
is
dark
and
full
of
particles;
this
is
normal.
Once
done,
hang
your
hose
vertically
so
it
can
fully
dry.Why
does
every
flavor
taste
like
mint?
Be
VERY
careful
when
smoking
mint‐Hlavored
shisha.
Mint
is
an
extremely
powerful
Hlavor
and
can
very
easily
"stain"
your
hookah
with
its
taste.
To
maintain
the
sanctity
of
other
Hlavors,
we
recommend
using
a
speciHic
hose
for
this
Hlavor.
If
you
really
love
mint,
then
we
recommend
using
just
a
pinch
of
it
combined
with
other
Hlavors.
The
mint
Hlavor
will
come
through,
but
youll
prevent
major
staining
from
occurring. Tip:
Buying
Hookah
Gear
Online
Versus
at
a
Local
Store www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 14. The Hookah Handbook 14Here
are
some
quick
advantages
and
disadvantages
for
buying
online
verses
a
local
store
as
well
as
some
scenarios
for
when
you
would
choose
one
over
the
other:Local
Store • If
you
are
buying
a
non‐branded
hookah,
it
is
best
to
buy
it
in
a
store
where
you
can
 make
sure
the
pipe
has
a
good
seal. • If
you
are
buying
Nakhla,
Al
Fakher,
or
Al
Waha:
Sometime
you
can
get
them
 cheaper
at
an
Arab
market
than
at
an
online
store. • If
you
have
broken
your
vase
and
are
looking
for
a
new
one,
it
is
best
to
go
to
a
local
 store
so
that
you
can
try
out
different
vases
and
gasket
combinations
that
will
work
 for
your
stem. • Local
stores
will
let
you
mix
and
match
vases
to
stems,
which
is
an
advantage
over
 most
stores. • Local
stores
can
be
bartered
with
and
sometimes
you
can
get
freebies
with
your
 purchase,
including
extra
tongs,
shisha
or
coals. • No
cost
or
need
for
delivery.Online
Store • Many
hookahs
are
branded
(MYA,
Hobocans,
Khalil
Mamoon),
which
are
better
 quality
typically
than
generics. • If
you
are
looking
for
a
speciHic
brand
or
model
of
hookah,
it
is
best
to
do
it
online. • There
is
much
more
selection
of
different
hookah
tobacco,
Hlavors
and
different
 hookah
pipes. • If
you
want
to
buy
a
premium
tobacco,
like
Starbuzz
or
Tangiers,
it
is
usually
 cheaper
to
do
so
online. • Availability
of
better
coals,
like
Three
Kings
or
Coco
Naras. • If
you
are
making
a
large
order,
the
cost
savings
online
will
make
up
for
the
cost
of
 shipping.Typically
it
is
best
to
plan
when
you
will
need
another
order
of
tobacco
and
coals
and
to
buy
in
bulk
online.
This
will
give
you
better
selection
and
save
you
money. Power
Move:
Other
Liquids
You
Can
Use
in
Your
Vase www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 15. The Hookah Handbook 15(NOTE:
Try
this
at
your
own
risk.
Your
mileage
may
very.
We’re
not
responsible
if
something
crazy
happens
‐
got
it?) CoffeeCoffee
is
an
amazing
liquid
to
throw
in
your
vase.

We
got
this
idea
while
we
were
in
Cairo,
at
a
little
bourgie
cafe
called
Tornado’s
in
Mohandeseen.

We
were
enamored
by
their
cappuccino
"Tornado"
hookah.

It
just
tasted
amazing.

Exactly
like
being
at
a
coffee
roaster.

Eventually
we
found
out
the
secret:
They
added
coffee
to
the
vase,
and
plain
old
Nakhla
shisha
to
the
head.
Also
works
great
with
Tangiers
Cocoa.How
to:1)
Get
enough
coffee
for
the
vase
(usually
about
2
large
cups
to
less
depending
on
your
hookah’s
vase),
and
throw
it
in
the
refrigerator
for
about
1‐2
hours.

Or
use
that
pot
you
forgot
to
drink
in
the
morning.

You
can
cut
the
coffee
with
up
to
50%
water,
but
more
coffee
the
better.2)
Pack
a
bowl
of
either
Nakhla
or
Tangiers
Cappuccino
Hlavored
hookah
tobacco.
Awesome. WineRed
Wine
is
our
favorite
alcohol
to
smoke
out
of,
mostly
because
you
can
buy
it
cheap
in
the
quantities
you
need
for
hookah
smoking.

With
Red
Wine,
the
smoke
will
take
on
a
little
bit
of
grape
Hlavor
and
produce
much
denser
smoke.

Its
also
a
great
"wow"
factor
for
your
next
hookah
get
together.How
to:1)
We
recommend
getting
some
Carlo
Rossi,
preferably
their
Sangria
concoction,
which
should
be
easy
to
Hind
and
cheap.

If
you
have
time
available,
chill
the
wine,
and
Hill
the
vase.

Presto.

For
you
HoboHookah
owners
out
there,
we
recommend
buying
the
big,
gallon
jug,
drinking
it
down
halfway
and
then
just
pop
the
HoboHookah
on
there.

The
Carlo
jug
makes
a
great
hookah
for
Party
Pioneers,
and
is
impossible
for
jackals
to
tip
it
over.2)
Pick
your
favorite
fruit
Hlavored
tobacco:
Lemons,
Oranges,
Grapes
all
work
the
best,
and
pack
your
bowl.

Mix
them
together
to
make
Sangria
Hookah
Tobacco. MilkOkay,
we
get
it:
Adding
milk
to
your
hookah
vase
and
then
smoking
through
it
is
weird,
right?

Wrong.

Milk
is
a
great
addition
because
it
will
work
with
just
about
any
Hlavor
and
give
you
a
dense,
creamy
smoke.

Plus
its
pretty
cheap.

There
are
two
things
you
need
to
know
though:
Milk
will
bubble
up.

If
you
have
a
short
hookah,
the
bubbles
could
get
into
your
hookah
and
into
the
hose.

Then
its
game
over.

The
 www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 16. The Hookah Handbook 16other
thing:
Milk
has
a
tendency
to
go
rancid,
so
right
after
your
smoke
clean
your
hookah
as
thoroughly
as
possible.

Milk
works
great
with
the
Hobo
because
of
the
long
down
stem
and
easy
cleaning.How
to:1)
Get
skim
milk,
to
prevent
bubbling
and
to
limit
the
milky
Hlavor.

Make
sure
its
nicely
chilled
as
well
and
not
expired.
Fill
your
vase.

In
addition,
you
may
cut
the
milk
with
water,
to
prevent
the
bubbling
effect.2)
Add
any
tobacco
you’d
like.

It
should
just
add
a
mild
milky
note,
but
most
of
all,
produce
a
thicker
smoke.3)
When
done,
clean
out
your
hookah
thoroughly
with
hot
soap
and
water.

Even
the
hose
if
it
is
washable. Tonic
WaterTonic
Water?

Why
would
that
be
good?

Well,
the
trick
with
tonic
water
is
that
is
contains
quinine,
which
has
a
Hlorescent
property
to
it.

Ever
notice
how
at
clubs
every
drink
looks
like
it
is,
except
for
Gin
and
Tonics?

Well
under
black
lights
quinine
will
produce
the
bluish
glow.

This
is
a
great
way
to
light
up
your
hookah,
and
get
everyone
one’s
eye’s
buzzing.

But
pay
attention,
is
easier
said
than
done.How
to:1)
Get
about
1
‐
2
liters
of
tonic
water.

Tonic
Water
is
carbonated,
which
is
not
cool
to
smoke
out
of.

You
need
to
Hirst
open
the
bottles,
and
let
them
sit
out:
shaking
and
using
a
straw
to
blow
bubbles
through
them
every
so
often
to
release
as
much
of
the
carbonation
as
possible.
The
goal
is
to
have
tonic
water
that
doesn’t
Hizz
at
all.

If
it
does
Hizz,
you
will
not
be
able
to
smoke
out
of
it.2)
Get
a
hookah
with
a
very
clear
vase.

The
glass
can’t
be
frosted
or
otherwise
colored.

The
black
light
needs
to
be
able
to
get
into
the
bottle
to
Hluoresce
the
tonic
water.

For
HoboHookah
owners,
the
1.75
of
plain
Absolut
Vodka
is
the
best
vase.

Empty
the
bottle/vase
and
throw
in
the
tonic
water.

You
can
cut
it
with
up
to
50%
water,
but
the
more
tonic
water
there
is,
the
better
the
effect.3)
Organize
a
few
black
lights
near
the
hookah
smoking
area.

If
you
have
a
glass
table,
throw
a
couple
under
there,
and
setup
the
hookah.

That
should
get
your
bottle
nice
and
blue
when
the
lights
go
out.4)
Get
some
really
powerful
hookah
tobacco.

Anything
too
subtle
will
be
eclipsed
by
the
Hlavor
of
the
tonic
water.

Try
mint,
grape,
lemon
or
peach.

These
Hlavors
are
usually
very
pronounced,
and
you
shouldn’t
be
able
to
taste
the
tonic.5)
Light
it
up.

If
there
is
a
little
carbonation
still
there,
the
Hirst
hits
will
be
rough.

But
it
will
smooth
out
after
that. www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 17. The Hookah Handbook 17 BeerThe
blood
of
the
gods,
and
a
cheeky
hookah
addition
as
well.
Whether
or
not
you
match
the
beer
to
your
hookah
Hlavor,
adding
it
to
your
vase
will
give
you
additional
depth
and
deliciousness
to
your
session.How
to:1)
Depending
on
your
vase,
youll
need
2
‐
4
beers.
Pop
those
suckers
open,
and
give
them
a
few
minutes
to
release
some
carbonation.
If
you
dont
do
this,
your
Hirst
several
hits
will
make
you
feel
like
you
took
soda
up
your
nose.
It
is
intense,
and
not
very
enjoyable.
2)
Add
the
beer
to
your
vase
and
get
your
session
going
with
a
powerful
Hlavor.
The
beer
will
bubble
up
considerably,
so
be
sure
those
bubbles
dont
get
up
to
your
hose
port
and
in
your
hose.
 Fruit
JuicesSure,
its
obvious,
but
its
also
delicious.How
to:1)
For
best
results,
pick
your
favorite
fruit
juice
with
minimal
or
zero
pulp
and
add
it
to
your
vase.
Stronger
juices
provide
stronger
Hlavor
for
your
shisha,
and
often
last
longer.
You
can
cut
it
with
water
if
you
choose,
but
the
fullest
Hlavor
comes
from
using
all
juice.2)
Try
mixing
and
matching
Hlavors
to
Hind
your
favorite
combos.
 www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007
  • 18. The Hookah Handbook 18 Thanks For Reading!We hope you’ve gotten a little (or a lot) something out of this short guide. It’s everything weknow about hookahs -- all in one place so you can answer every question have as fast aspossible.If you in fact still DO have any remaining questions about using your pipe... living The Dream...packing the Phunnel bowl... or anything else, just hit us up... • mike.williams@hobocans.com • trent.krupp@hobocans.com • http://twitter.com/HoboHookah • http://facebook.com/HoboHookah... and we’ll take care of you.Rock on,~ Mike and Trent Now Get Out There and Chase The Dream! www.HoboHookah.com Helping you live The Dream since 2007