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 you'll need to place it on
first. The opening for the tray will usually be a
bit wider than the neck of the argile.
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.
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 inches.
7. Place the foil over
the top of the head like the picture shown on the
8. Poke holes in the
foil. A thumb tack or oyster fork works
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. 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 charcoals please.
10. Carefully place the
charcoal on top of the hookah head so that you don't
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.
*If hookah starts to smoke too light, try dropping
coals onto tray to clear off ashes.
Replace coals onto hookah head.