When I first started smoking hookah I had no clue what I was doing. So to help out the people like me I decided to start this blog with tutorials and reviews about everything hookah. For any beginning questions please use the search box as many basic tutorials have already been posted. Also, check out my Youtube channel which has many video tutorials with more to come.
This is also a blog for anything hookah, including media and art. I hope this will be an interactive blog so questions and submissions are not only welcome but encouraged! Feedback is also appreciated (as long as it's constructive) because I want to make this blog the best it can be.
So please, come on in and take a look around. I think you'll like it here.
Disclaimer: Please only partake in the act of smoking tobacco if you are of age.
As you may have noticed I’ve taken an accident hiatus from posting on this blog. Lots of crap has been thrown my way this month, some good, mostly bad. Anyway, I apologize for the lack of posting this month and I’d like to thank those of you who have stuck around. Regular posting will continue probably sometime at the end of this week.
I’m also working on something special for you guys that I hope to release by the start of September, but we’ll see how that goes.
Thanks and happy smoking,
I’m going to add a tab to the page for “hookah memes”. My goals is to have one of the largest sources of hookah memes out there. So if you have a meme you’d like to share, submit it. You will get credit for the submission in the form of a link to your tumblr and if you know the original source of the actual meme (if you didn’t create it yourself) please give proper credit.
for being beyond courteous with your messages and refraining from blaring profanities. It’s a great something I’ve found on tumblr that I can’t avoid anywhere else. A new review will be up later tonight.
Thanks for your support over the last year!
but a monster of a cold hit me and I can’t taste anything, not to mention anything but air or steam makes my throat scream.
Once I recover I will be reviewing flavors from Hypnosis and, drum roll please, Fantasia. Yes, I’ve finally found a shop that sells Fantasia in my area.
Alright, thanks for reading. I’m gonna go sit in a blanket and put Netflix back on.
A few updates to the blog that I felt were too long to write out. Enjoy!
To my newest followers, welcome! I hope you’ll enjoy it here. This is basically how the blog is run
I’ve made a few updates to the format of my flavor reviews. They are as follows:
All ratings are based on a medium bowl with the amount of coals to keep the bowl smoking without harshing the head for the duration of the session.
Aroma Scale: Rates the strength of the aroma of the uncooked shisha.
1-2: Extremely hard to smell, even with nose firmly planted in the tin
3-4: Weak aroma, easily over powered, still has a smell
5-6: Mild aroma strength, easily smelled by passing under the nose
7-8: Strong aroma strength, smelled in the immediate area just by opening the tin
9-10: Able to smell it through the packaging or the aroma fills the room just by having the tin opened in the room.
Taste Scale: Rates the strength of the taste of the smoked shisha.
1-2: Has absolutely no taste whatsoever, or tastes like you’re smoking nothing but ash
3-4: Has a very mild taste, almost gone, but just barely distinguishable.
5-6: Has a mild taste that gives you a good idea of the flavor but doesn’t fill your mouth, so to speak
7-8: Has a rich strong flavor that is very clear, leaves a discernable after taste, and is easily identified.
9-10: Has an incredibly thick flavor that almost gags you when you inhale, equivalent to that of drinking soft drink syrup straight.
Stamina Scale: Rates how long the bowl takes to burn out.
1-2: Bowl burns out within 10-15 minutes of smoking
3-4: Bowl burns out within 15-25 minutes of smoking
5-6: Bowl burns out within 25-45 minutes of smoking
7-8: Bowl burns out within 45-60 minutes of smoking
9: Bowl burns out within 60-80 minutes of smoking
10: Bowl burns out within 80+ minutes of smoking
Flavor Scale: Rates how long the flavor lasts.
1-2: Loses its flavor or flavor turns funky in less than 5 minutes
3-4: Flavor is lost between 10-25 minutes
5-6: Flavor is lost between 25-35 minutes
7-8: Flavor is lost between 35-55 minutes
9: Flavor lost between 55-75 minutes
10: Flavor lost after 75+ minutes
Smoke Scale: Rates the thickness and volume of smoke you get.
1-2: Gets only a wisp of smoke from a decent pull
3-4: Gets ghost like smoke from a decent pull
5-6: Gets fairly thick smoke but not a large volume from decent pull
7-8: Gets thick smoke and plenty of it from a decent pull
9-10: Gets monster clouds from decent pull (Monster cloud is defined as a cloud of smoke inhaled from a hookah that gives of extraordinarily thick smoke as well as an extremely large volume)
Overall Strength Scale:
Overall Stamina Scale:
1-3: 20 Minutes or less
4-6: 20-40 Minutes
7-8: 40-60 Minutes
9-10: 60+ Minutes
Finally at the end of the review I give a “You might like this flavor if you like”, which lists flavors that the flavor being reviewed is similar to.
Any questions, comments, concerns, or if you just want to show off your hookah, drop an ask or a submission.
So if you have any questions you’d like to have cleared up, send an ask. I will answer every ask that isn’t a repeat or otherwise redundant.
but we’re only about half way through. We’ve had some great mixes, some interesting mixes, and some freaking weird ones, but all in all, it’s been a great experience.
As promised, we’ll try our best to have the results posted next Tuesday (5/15/12) and subsequent reviews of all of the flavors after that.
We’ve gotten some good flavor mixes so far so let’s keep it up till the very end!
Thank you to all of you who have submitted entries and for my newest followers, we’re doing a Flavor Mix Contest which ends Tuesday. Grand Prize is a 250g tin of tobacco. Read about it here.