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How to make hookah smoke thicker ? Secret tips and tricks

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1. Use Husk-based Shisha

The type of tobacco you use can significantly impact the thickness of the smoke. However, most people only tried the conventional tobacco brands that are available in the market. High-quality shisha tobacco that is moist and finely chopped works best for producing thick smoke. Brands like Tuah Shisha, have the ability to create dense clouds due to their husk and unique mixed content, which helps in generating thicker smoke.

2. Use Quality and Functioning Hookahs everytime

The hookah itself plays a crucial role in the smoke thickness. A well-sealed hookah with no air leaks ensures that all the smoke goes through the water and up to the hose, maximizing density. Most russian hookahs like these are great choices. Ensure that all components of the hookah are tightly fitted and that the vase has enough water—usually about 1 to 1.5 inches above the bottom of the downstem. You can read about the optimal water level here.

3. Use Natural Coconut Shisha Charcoals

Coconut shell coals are highly recommended for their even and sustained heat output. Make sure to fully light the coals until they are glowing red with no black spots. You can read about how to use the coals properly here. Natural coals can control overheating, which will then produce sustained thick smoke over time without burning the shisha tobacco.

4. Pack your shisha bowls the right way

How you pack the tobacco in the bowl also affects smoke thickness. The fluff pack method is generally the best for most shishas; lightly sprinkle the tobacco into the bowl without pressing it down, allowing air to flow through easily. This method helps in heating the tobacco evenly, creating denser smoke. Or you can opt for a russian hookah bowl.

A close second would also be the metal variation bowls where it can be used for proper packing. Ensure there is a small gap between the foil and tobacco to prevent the shisha from burning directly.

5. Use a Wind Cover

A wind cover helps in maintaining higher temperatures around the bowl, which can be useful especially in outdoor settings or in air-conditioned rooms. It helps in managing the heat and allows for the bowl to get hotter than usual, which can help in producing thicker smoke.

6. Ensure Proper Airflow via a shisha foil

Good airflow is essential for thick smoke production. Make sure that the holes you poke in the foil are neither too small nor too large. Small holes can restrict airflow and lead to insufficient heating of the tobacco, while too large holes can cause the coal to burn the tobacco too quickly. The key is finding the right balance that allows enough air to pass through while keeping the tobacco at the optimal temperature.

7. Use a heat management device

A heat management device can easily adjust and alter air flow through and from the shisha head/bowl. This is recommended for beginners that just started out smoking hookahs. More detailed explanation of how to use heat management devices can be read here.