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31
Jul

Free E-Liquid Sampler Packs

Attention vapers! We have an offer just for you. While supplies last you can get a 3 flavor sampler pack from either Smooth (0mg nicotine level) or Pink Spot (12mg or 24mg nicotine levels) for free when you spend $100 or more at hookah-shisha.com.

This is a great way to introduce yourself to these two great brands as well as to try out some new flavors.

Use the code Eliquid0 at checkout to get yourself a 3 pack of Smooth 0mg flavors (Cool Bliss, Convicted Melon, and Jus Peach Em)

Use the code Eliquid12 at checkout to grab a 3 pack of Pink Spot 12mg flavors (Blueberry Cobbler, Cherry Limeade, and Orange Cream Soda)

Use the code Eliquid24 at checkout to get a 3 pack of Pink Spot 24mg flavors (Blueberry Cobbler, Cherry Limeade, and Orange Cream Soda)

31
Jul

All Gold Hookahs

Hookah means something different for everyone. For some, it is a physical manifestation of cultural traditions. For others, it is a way to bring friends and family around the same table. But there are a few out there to whom the art of hookah is all about the *bling bling*! All gold hookahs are as fabulous as Beyonce, they look as extravagant as Scrooge McDuck, and even Mr. T would try to wear one around his neck. Here are a few of our favorite all gold hookahs to help you bedazzle your hookah collection.

The Mya Zephyr Hookah is the Beyonce of all hookahs. This 21 inch beauty is curvy, ornate, and untouchable (but totally smokeable). We give it 10/10 hair flips. Mya Zephyr Gold Hookah

Do you want to feel rich with the wonders of a gold hookah? Then look no further than the Khalil Mamoon Gold Shamadan Ice. Complete with a chiller ice bucket on top, you’ll be ‘chillin’ in bling in no time.

khalil mamoon gold shamadan ice hookah
mya acrylic gold hookah

The Mya Acrylic Gold Hookah is no nonsense. This hookah works amazing, and has all of the glitz and glamor that can drive a greedy super villian to the brink of insanity!

gold hookahs

If none of these hookahs are tickling your gold fancy, you can always make your own! Grab one of our all gold Nammor Hookah Stems, pick out a hookah base  (like this Nammor Conquest Gold Stem below). There’s just no excuse – we pity the foo’ who claims they can’t find a good gold hookah around these parts.

gold nammor conquest hookah stems
31
Jul

The Best Fruit Hookah Bowls

One of the most simple ways to add a little bit of pizzazz to your normal hookah setup is to make a hookah bowl out of fruit. Using a fruit bowl adds a bit of extra flavor to your session and can also increase its longevity by adding some more moisture to your shisha. On top of that, making a fruit hookah bowl is easy and you can get as simple or creative with it as you want. In this post we will be sharing some of our favorite fruit hookah bowls, from the simple to the truly impressive. Enjoy!

The Simple Orange Hookah Bowl

An orange bowl with a bit of flair

An Apple Bowl With Some Kiwi Accents

A Lovely Pineapple Party Bowl



And now for some weird ones…


A Cabbage Hookah Bowl?

A Cactus Hookah Bowl?



Now we have some over the top and truly impressively engineered fruit hookah bowls.


A Massive Watermelon Hookah Bowl

A Pirate Ship Pineapple Hookah Bowl!

And Another!

And Now Another Ship Hookah Bowl Made From A Watermelon!

The ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ Fruit Bowl Hookah Setup

The hookah pictured is an ROI Royalty Hookah with an ROI Glass Smoke Tray for those who are curious.

 

Fruit Hookah Bowl?!?! How About An Entire Fruit Hookah!?!?

And Finally…There’s Always Shisha In The Banana Bowl, Michael

24
Jul

Phunnel Hookah Bowl – Tips For Best Performance

If you are a fan of juicy, modern shisha brands such as Tangiers, Fumari, Starbuzz, and Fantasia, then chances are that you have smoked out of, or coveted, a Phunnel bowl before. The raised center spire of a Phunnel bowl allows for more of the juice in your shisha to stay in the bowl, with less running down your stem, discoloring the base water and making clean up a pain. This means more flavor for you, longer lasting bowls, and a consistent smoke from bowl to bowl. If you follow some (or all) of our tips in this post, your next Phunnel bowl hookah session will be the best one yet.

Use a Scalli Mod With Your Phunnel Bowl

This is one of the oldest hookah mods in the book. A Scalli Mod is intended to route the heat from your coals down through the shisha and up towards the center hole in your Phunnel bowl. There are many ways to do this. The easiest is to get a tea light candle, remove the candle from the holder, and then either bend the sides in a bit, or cut holes in the sides of the candle holder in order to allow air to flow through.

Then place the candle holder over the center spire upside down, so the holes you cut are near the bottom of the bowl. This will force air down, through the shisha, before it passes up under the scalli mod, and through the center hole. If this seems confusing, we suggest searching youtube for “phunnel scalli mod.” There are lots of video tutorials.

Phunnel Bowl Scalli Mod

Use Binder Clips To Keep Your Foil Up

A problem that can occur with Phunnel bowls, is a blockage of the center hole via either the weight of the coals pushing the foil down, or the air pressure of smoking the hookah pulling the foil down so that it covers the hole. This can be fixed very easily with a binder clip, or some short pieces of fairly rigid, though bendable, wire.

Take your binder clip, and remove the metal arms from the central black piece. You just need the metal arms. Bend the arms so that they will fit down inside the central spire of your bowl. You should end up with something like the photo to the right. The arms sticking out will keep the foil raised above the hole and will lead to amazing airflow.

Phunnel Bowl Binder Clip Mod

Keep Your Coal Around The Edge Of The Phunnel Bowl

Since the Phunnel bowl features a single, large hole at the top of the spire, you want to make sure that your coals are placed directly above the shisha, and not the center hole. We always start our Phunnel bowl sessions with the coals as far out to the edge as possible.

If your hookah is particularly stable and you are smoking on stone, concrete, or outside, we recommend having your coals overhang the edge of the bowl ever so slightly. As the coals burn down, move them in just a bit, but keep them over the shisha.

Proper Phunnel Hookah Bowl Coal Placement

Poke Your Hookah Foil Holes The Right Way

Much like the coal tip above, this tip is helpful in order to keep your heat above the shisha, and not above the center hole. With a traditional hookah bowl (holes on the bottom of the bowl) you want evenly spaced holes across the entire surface of your bowl. With a Phunnel bowl you want to keep the holes above the shisha.

We recommend starting with a ring around the outer edge of the bowl, followed by smaller, concentric rings, moving in until you hit the edge of the center spire.

Proper Phunnel Hookah Bowl Foil Poking

For a Perfect Smoke, Use A Kaloud Lotus

One foolproof solution for getting a great smoke from your Phunnel bowl is to just cheat and use a Kaloud Lotus. You can spend your time poking holes, and rotating coals, or you can just slap a Lotus on top of your bowl and enjoy a smoke. The Scalli mod trick can still be used with a Lotus as well. Check out our list of all bowls which are compatible with the Kaloud Lotus to see if yours will work or not.

Kaloud Lotus
17
Jul

13 Awesome Homemade Hookahs

DIY proponents have been making their own hookahs out of household products for years.  Whether entirely made from recycled/repurposed materials, or just using them to modify existing hookah parts, we love the level of creativity and outside the box thinking that went into the creation of these custom homemade hookahs. We have scoured the internet for some great examples of DIY hookah making and are presenting a few of our favorites here. Enjoy!

Hookahs Made From Computer Parts

hookah made from a computer case
hookah made from pc liquid cooling parts

Hookah Made From A Beer Stein

hookah made from a beer stein

Hookah Made From A Fire Extinguisher

hookah made from an old fire extinguisher

Custom R2D2 Hookah

custom r2d2 hookah

Crystal Skull Hookah

crystal skull hookah

A Hookah Built Into A Fridge

fridge hookah

Fruit Hookahs

watermelon hookah
 

 

See how to make a watermelon hookah on our blog.

 

 

canteloupe hookah
 

pineapple hookah
 

 

Learn how to make a pineapple hookah on our blog.

 

 

Lava Lamp Hookah

lava lamp hookah

Giant Water Jug Hookah

water jug hookah

Multi-Hose Gamecube E-Hookah

gamecube e-hookah

15
Jul

Square e-Head Electronic Hookah Bowl

What Is The Square e-Head?

So you love smoking hookah, but you’re quitting tobacco. What’s a gal/fella to do?? Never fear – the vaping hookah bowl is here!

Square eHead

The Square e-Head electronic hookah bowl is where hookah meets vaping. This electronic vaping device holds up to 8ml of e-juice, has an internal heating atomizer, and works by taking the place of your traditional hookah bowl. Thanks to a universal grommet, it fits on top almost any hookah. With variable voltage, and the ability to use any e-liquid that you’d like, the Square electronic hookah head creates a fantastic hookah smoking experience, without the tobacco.

The Square eHead has no on or off switch, simply activate it by smoking. The digital display on top shows you the battery life, voltage setting, inhalation timer, as well as a puff counter.


 

Each Square e-Head comes with an extra flavor tank (complete with internal heating unit), a wall charger, and a 25ml bottle of Square Drops e-Liquid (nicotine-free). Make sure that the tank is filled with at least 4ml of ejuice to ensure optimal performance. It is also essential to clean your e-Head after each use. Simply empty the e-liquid and wipe down any remaining liquid. Vape on, hookah lovers!

Square e Head electronic hookah bowl
11
Jul

Mya Helix Hookah – New Hookah Design

New Hookah. New Design. New Mya.

Mya Saray is known for their reliable, sturdy, and fantastically made hookahs. However, this classic standard refuses to stop improving. We are proud to announce that we now carry the Mya Saray Helix Hookah.


Mya Helix 14

Standing 14 inches tall, this unique design has eliminated the need for a hookah stem, by utilizing a cylindrical glass design that completely encases the downstem. With a built-in Egyptian-style bowl on the top, and an attached flip-top screen, this hookah is quick to load, and easy to clean. Pick up a Mya Bowl Adapter is you’d like to change out the bowl for a hookah bowl of your own!


Helix BowlHelix Mya

Complete with a recessed purge valve, and perfectly sealed contact points, this hookah smokes like a champ, and makes a beautiful centerpiece to any household.

 

11
Jul

Hookah Hacks 2: Fix Your Hookah With Household Items

Hookah Hacks 2 Header Image

We’re back with our second installment in the Hookah Hacks series. Last time out we gave you 6 great tips and tricks to improve the quality of your hookah sessions or save a session when it seemed destined for disaster. In this installment we’ve got 6 more hacks that can improve your next session or, at the very least, make a hookah session possible when all hope seems lost. Enjoy!

Replace a Broken Hookah Bowl with a Fruit Bowl

You can’t smoke a hookah without a hookah bowl, but if your go-to bowl is broken you can hack together an awesome substitute bowl from a piece of fruit! Lots of different fruits will work as a bowl, but in our experience you will get the best results with a firm fleshed fruit like an apple or pear, or a fruit with a thick outer skin/rind like an orange. If you want to go really big with it, try a small melon, or pineapple. Check out our 7 step guide (with pictures) to learn how to make a perfect fruit bowl each and every time.

Fruit Hookah Bowl

Replace a Broken Hookah Base with a Fruit Base

Much like our last tip, this one allows you to smoke a hookah without a traditional glass base by using a piece of fruit instead. For this job you want something that is large and sturdy. In our experiences your best bets are a pineapple, pumpkin, or large melon like a watermelon or cantaloupe. It’s a fairly simple process. Level off the bottom of the fruit (making sure to not puncture the flesh too much, so that your fruit base is stable and won’t tip over. Next you want to cut the top off of your fruit/gourd. Once the top is off, hollow out the inside of the fruit, making sure that you do not puncture the outer skin of the base. Finally, cut a small hole in the top which you can insert your hookah stem into. Add the right amount of water (or fruit juice) to your base, then place the stem/top back on and get to smoking! If you are having trouble getting a good seal, try using damp paper towels to create a seal. Check out our watermelon hookah tutorial for a demonstration of this technique.

Pineapple Fruit Hookah Base

How To Find The Leak In Your Leaky Hookah Hose

If you have ever tried to find and fix the leak in a tire before, this tip might be familiar to you. To identify a leak in your hookah hose (this hack is for washable hoses only) add a bit of dish soap to a bucket or tray of water and then submerge your hose in the water, making sure that the hose gets covered in a thin layer of the soap. After that, place your thumb over one end of the hose and gently blow into the other. You should see little soap bubbles form where your leak is. Mark those locations, then after you have washed the soap off of your hose and let it dry, fix those leaks with a bit of electrical tape. It may look a bit janky, but it should allow you to get a few more smokes out of it before you need to buy a new hookah hose.

How To Make A Soda Straw Hookah Diffuser

This DIY hookah hack is very simple and is something that you can easily experiment with at home to find what works best for you. A hookah diffuser helps break your big smoke bubbles down into lots of tiny bubbles when the smoke travels through the water in the base of your hookah. To make your own DIY diffuser, simply grab a few straws (we recommend experimenting with different sizes) and stick them into the bottom opening of your hookah’s downstem. Depending on the size/type of hookah you are using, you may need as few as two straws or as many as ten or more. Once they are firmly in place, cut the straws so that they extend out of your downstem by a half inch or so. Once in place, smoke your hookah like normal. You will likely experience a slightly more restricted draw (which is normal with any diffuser) but you should get diffused smoke in no time.

Soda Straw Diffuser On Mya Hookah Stem

How To Fix Those Sticky Purge Valve Bearings

If the purge valve on your hookah isn’t working properly, the bearing inside is probably stuck. This happens over time due to the buildup of residue and/or interaction with water in the purge valve. To avoid this, we recommend coating your metal bearings in a very small amount of oil after every couple of sessions. This will lubricate the bearing and reduce or eliminate the sticking that can occur over time. Another great option is to replace the metal bearings with a plastic airsoft style BB. If you use a plastic BB and the oil trick, you will almost never have to deal with a sticky bearing again.

How To Turn An Egyptian Bowl Into A Phunnel Style Bowl

This is a hookah hack we saw recently on reddit. We liked it so much, we thought we’d share it with all of you. For this hack, you will need some foil and a bowl or hose grommet (depends on the size/depth of your bowl). It works great with a fruit bowl as well. First things first, place a bowl/hose grommet in the center of your empty bowl. Next, get a large sheet of foil and cover the bowl and grommet. Press the foil down into the bowl, you are essentially making a mold of the bowl and grommet. The grommet will be removed when you smoke, but it will help you form that phunnel style spire. Once the mold is done, gently remove it from your bowl, remove the grommet, and poke a large hole in the top of the spire. Re-insert your foil into the bowl and then load your shisha as normal. Now wrap your bowl in foil as you normally would, poke your holes, add your coals, and enjoy a phunnel bowl-like smoking experience!

Phunnel Bowl Foil Mod
10
Jul

Hookah-Shisha’s favorite hookahs!

Have you ever called or chatted in and wondered what the hookah experts here are smokin’ on? Wonder no more! We all love smoking the occasional (or frequent) bowl right here at work, and most of us are using different hookahs for different reasons. Check out some of the most popular hookahs with our Hookah-Shisha employees!

The Most Popular Hookahs at Hookah-Shisha

Mya QT Hookah

Mya QT Hookah

Mark and Clay both love their Mya QT hookahs, for all the reasons a smaller hookah should be loved. They are small enough to where they can be easily used on an office desk. How perfect! Mark is rocking the Mya QT with a purple base, and Clay has a green base, but all bases are a quality choice. The Mya QT is also terrific for easy cleaning and transportation, and when they aren’t in use, they are tucked safely away under the desk in their own hard carrying case.

Sahara Smoke Pandora

sahara smoke pandora hookah

Sahara Smoke makes an entire line of excellent hookahs, that unfortunately go largely unnoticed due to the popularity of our Mya and Khalil Mamoon hookahs. Dakota swears by the Pandora. The Sahara Smoke Pandora is also a fairly compact hookah with a gorgeous amber base, which looks like a wood grain finish. It is also pretty simple to clean and maintain, as well. Dakota has applied so many modifications to his Sahara Smoke that it is almost unrecognizable from the day he bought it. That’s the great thing about getting a small, simple hookah – you can make it into whatever you want with all of our hookah accessories!

Khalil Mamoon Double 1001 Nights

km double 1001 nights hookah

With Khalil Mamoon, you honestly cannot go wrong with any model. We definitely think that the KM Double 1001 Nights hookah gives you everything that is right about Khalil Mamoon hookahs. Amazing draw. Big clouds. The intricacy of the hand-crafted design. Also, for the price, this hookah is surprisingly tall (37 inches) and will make a terrific center piece for any living room. Justin uses the KM 1001 Nights at home. At the office, however, he can almost always be seen smoking from his frankenhookah.

- Mya Econo Gelato Hookah Base 

- Mya Econo QT Hookah Stem

- Custom, one-off tray

- Mystery hose that we got sent a sample of!

- Phunnel Bowl

 

frankenhookah
06
Jul

Al Fakher Shisha Blueberry and Blueberry Mint – New Flavors For 2014

Al Fakher shisha tobacco is made in the United Arab Emirates and is one of the more well known brands of tobacco in the Middle East. This popular shisha tobacco is an old school brand with a consistent flavor and dependable smoothness.

 

al fakher blueberry and blueberry mint shisha
Save up to 15% on these new flavors (and all other Al Fakher hookah flavors) through July 14th during our Al Fakher Shisha Sale

Even though this traditional shisha tobacco has been around for quite some time, they are constantly updating their flavors and recipes to appeal to modern hookah smokers as well. Blueberry shisha tobacco is currently one of the best selling flavors, and Al Fakher was not going to be left out! They just introduced Al Fakher Blueberry and Al Fakher Blueberry Mint to their flavor line up. We currently have it available in 50g and 250g sizes, with 1000g containers soon to be stocked!

Have questions about this, or any of our products? Don’t hesitate to contact us!