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Hookah knowledge, hookah debate, hookah fun
30
Jan

Hookah Freebies & Discount Codes

Everyone loves a good deal, right? We definitely think so and here at Hookah-Shisha.com we are determined to give you the best hookah deals and coupons in the world. We’ve compiled all of our newest coupon codes which allow you to get awesome free hookah products with your future orders. There’s something for everyone here and the more you spend the better freebies you get. All coupon codes listed below will expire on March 1st, 2015. Enjoy!

Any Order Size

Free Black NuHose Washable Hookah Hose

Use Coupon Code: FreeNuhose

Black NuHose Hookah Hose

Free 50g Box of Hydro Citrus Twist (100% Nicotine Free)

Use Coupon Code: FreeCitrusTwist

Hydro Citrus Twist 50g

Free Bottle of Smoke Skreen Filtration Powder

Use Coupon Code: FreeSkreen

Smoke Skreen Hookah Filter Powder

Orders Over $25

Free Heba Diffuser Combo Pack (Includes both large & small sizes)

Use Coupon Code: FreeHeba

Heba Diffuser Combo Pack

Free Metal Bowl Cover Windcover

Use Coupon Code: FreeCover

Metal Bowl Top Windcover

Free Deezer Pre-Punched Hookah Foil (100 Pack)

Use Coupon Code: FreeFoil

Deezer Pre-Punched Hookah Foil

Orders Over $50

Free Box of Exotica Coco Coals (100 pieces)

Use Coupon Code: FreeExotica

Exotica Coco Hookah Coals

Orders Over $75

Free Red Wrapped Nammor Hose

Use Coupon Code: FreeWrapped

Red Wrapped Nammor Hookah Hose

Free Starbuzz Bold Peach Iced Tea 100g Tin

Use Coupon Code: FreePeach

Starbuzz Bold Peach Iced Tea Shisha
30
Jan

Free Hookah Pen & E-Juice Samples

If you are the type of person who likes to try before they buy, then this is the deal for you. We are offering free samples of a handful of hookah pens and e juice flavors. Just use the codes below at checkout and the item you picked will be added to your cart automatically as well as a matching discount. Only one code can be used per order, and the code cannot be used with an empty cart. These codes will expire on February 28th, 2015. Enjoy!

Free Starbuzz Simply Mint Hookah Pen (0mg nicotine)

Use Coupon Code: SimplyMintPen

Starbuzz Simply Mint 0mg Hookah Pen

Free Starbuzz Queen Of Sex Hookah Pen (0mg nicotine)

Use Coupon Code: QueenPen

Starbuzz Simply Mint 0mg Hookah Pen

Free 15ml Fantasia Surfer E Juice (12mg nicotine)

Use Coupon Code: SurferJuice

Starbuzz Simply Mint 0mg Hookah Pen

Free 15ml Fantasia Rainbow Burst E Juice (12mg nicotine)

Use Coupon Code: RainbowJuice

Starbuzz Simply Mint 0mg Hookah Pen

Free 12ml Austin’s E-Cig Cafe Caramel E Juice  (8mg nicotine)

Use Coupon Code: CaramelJuice

(note: image shows 10ml bottle, you will receive 12ml bottle)

Starbuzz Simply Mint 0mg Hookah Pen
27
Jan

Fantasia Celebrity Shisha Flavors

Fantasia has just released their new line of celebrity flavors and Hookah-Shisha.com is the place to find all 6 of them. These collaborative flavors join Fantasia’s excellent shisha recipes with stars from a variety of industries to create 6 awesome new flavors which should be tried by all hookah smokers. We have these new flavors in shisha form, as hookah pens, and also as e juice for use with your favorite vape device. Click the links below to check out more information about each flavor and enjoy!

Fantasia Madzilla Flavor (Madberry)

Fantasia Madzilla Celebrity Flavor
Flavor available as shisha, e juice, or hookah pens.

Fantasia Eric Bellinger Flavor (Cherry)

Fantasia Eric Bellinger Celebrity Flavor
Flavor available as shisha, e juice, or hookah pens.

Fantasia Charm Brittian Flavor (Tropical Orange)

Fantasia Charm Brittian Celebrity Flavor
Flavor available as shisha, e juice, or hookah pens.

Fantasia Mally Mall Flavor (Melon)

Fantasia Mally Mall Celebrity Flavor
Flavor available as shisha, e juice, or hookah pens.

Fantasia Massari Flavor (Grape Mint)

Fantasia Massari Celebrity Flavor
Flavor available as shisha, e juice, or hookah pens.

Fantasia Don Benjamin Flavor (Golden Double Apple)

Fantasia Don Benjamin Celebrity Flavor
Flavor available only as e juice, or hookah pens.
26
Jan

The Future Of Hookah

The art of hookah has been around for centuries and over those centuries the art form has slowly evolved. At some point someone looked at a pipe made from wood and said, maybe this would last longer if it were made of brass? At some point someone made the first glass base, someone added flavoring to the tobacco for the first time, someone added more and more glycerin and honey so it produced more and more smoke, etc. The art form evolved, but it all moved very slowly.

Jump to modern times and the evolution of hookah has exploded. It seems like every week there are new hookah designs being unveiled, new types of bowls, different brands and types of shisha, new hoses, and so much more. The changes are coming fast and furious. That lead us to think, what will the future of hookah look like?

In this post we are going to showcase some of our predictions as well as the most advanced products which are available to us right now. Hold on to your butts, this is going to be a wild ride.

The Future Of Hookah Coal

While the consistency and commercial availability of hookah-specific charcoal products has gone through the roof in the last decade or so, the concept of hookah charcoal remains almost unchanged since the beginning of hookah. The coal heats the shisha, which produces vapor, which is passed through some water, and then inhaled. Nothing much has changed here.

In our vision of the future of hookah, charcoal isn’t so much changed as it is eliminated completely. In our minds, the future of hookah is to move beyond fickle charcoal to an electric heating element.

We definitely are not the first to think of this. The idea of an electric hookah “coal” has been attempted countless times before, and will continue to be tested until someone gets it right. On a purely theoretical level, it should work, right?

The problem lies in the constant fluctuations of heat that the charcoal gives off. When you are not smoking the hookah, the coal temperature cools down, which keeps the shisha from becoming burned. When you inhale, the coals are stoked and their temperature rises.

Electric Hookah Coal Plans

As anyone who has turbo-smoked a shisha bowl before can tell you, this can lead to some mighty harsh smoke and a nasty burned-shisha taste. Once the hookah scientists can figure out this aspect of the electric hookah coal, I think we will be able to say goodbye to carpet burns and coal ash for good.

The Best Of What’s Available Today

While no one has nailed the electric hookah coal, we have figured out how to regulate the heat given off by the coals, which leads to a more consistent and enjoyable smoke without the hassle of constant heat management. Your best bet for this is to pick up a Kaloud Lotus.

This ingenious little device houses your hookah coals and evenly distributes their heat across the top of your bowl. Imagine having one coal that is exactly the same size as the top of your bowl, and offers consistent heat across the entire surface area of the shisha. This is what you get from the Kaloud Lotus, and for under $50 it’s an investment well worth making.

Kaloud Lotus and Case

The Future Of Hookah Pipes and Hoses

As we mentioned in our intro, the hookah has changed a lot over the years. Originally made of wood, bamboo, coconut shells, etc., the hookah is now made from stainless steel, brass, and glass. The same evolution has happened with hookah hoses as well.

The original hoses weren’t even hoses, but rather long wooden or bamboo tubes which were attached directly to the base, or pot, of the hookah. The first evolution was from this to flexible leather hoses. In recent times we have moved to washable hoses made from plastics wrapped in leather and other materials.

Our vision of the future of hookahs and hookah hoses is a world in which flavor ghosting is completely eradicated. Imagine a hookah that never needs to be cleaned, or a hose which will never ghost a flavor.

To be honest, we are not really all that far off from this being a reality. In the not-too-distant future your hookah will be made from space grade materials which are completely impervious to odors and residues. You’ll smoke a bowl of your favorite flavor and once the smoke has cleared and you’ve changed the water, your hookah will be 100% free of any trace of what you just smoked. The same will be said of your hoses. Personally, we can’t wait.

Futuristic Hookah Design

The Best Of What’s Available Today

As we hinted at earlier, we aren’t too far off from this being a reality. The best we’ve got right now is 10x better than the best we had just 5 years ago. As far as hookahs go, the new Starbuzz USA Stems are made from very modern materials which eliminate nearly all flavor ghosting. You still need to clean out your base regularly, and you’ll want to run some water down your stem between sessions, but the Starbuzz USA stems are almost there.

Starbuzz Challenger USA Hookah Stem

As for hoses, the first washable hose (the Nammor hose) has only been around for the better part of a decade, so we are still in the infancy of this technology, but things are progressing very quickly. As of right now, aside from the classic Nammor hose, your best bet for a hose that minimizes ghosted flavors would probably be the D-Hose from Dream hookah. The medical grade tubing combined with its easily removed glass tip makes this hose easy to clean and your best bet.

Blue Dream Hookah Hose

The Future of Shisha

Advances in shisha production techniques have only come about in the past 15-20 years or so. Before that things progressed very very slowly. In modern times, as hookah has grown in popularity throughout the world, the number of available brands and flavors have gone through the roof.

In addition, modern shisha brands have added more and more glycerin to their mixes to make for bigger and bigger clouds. We’ve also seen the introduction of such traditional shisha alternatives as shisha steam stones, shisha gels, and even electronic bowls which substitute e juice and e liquid for the traditional tobacco based shisha blends.

Shiazo Shisha Steam Stones

The future of shisha is the hardest thing to predict. We don’t foresee a future where hookah smokers completely abandon traditional tobacco based shishas, but the so-called shisha alternatives will continue evolving and growing in popularity.

There are doomsday type scenarios in which the alternatives will gain ground even faster, such as tobacco production shortages, governmental regulations or bans, and other such nightmares. If left purely in the hands of the worlds hookah smokers though, we do not see traditional shisha changing much (other than the evolution towards better, brighter flavors, in smoother smoking mixes) but there will be a huge increase in the number of alternatives made available.

Beamer Shisha Gel

At the end of the day, if someone can replicate the exact experience of a tobacco based shisha in a way which is cheaper, easier to use, and more consistent, then this may change, but until then we predict that shisha tobacco will remain a staple of the hookah world.

The Best Of What’s Available Today

If you are looking to move past shisha and into the future, we suggest taking a look at the Square E-Head. This electronic hookah bowl allows you to completely eliminate shisha tobacco while still maintaining the act of smoking hookah. The Square E-Head turns your hookah pipe into a giant vape, which allows you to use any brand of e juice or e liquid. It’s easy to use, tastes great, and comes pretty close to replicating the traditional shisha experience.

Blue Square E Head
19
Jan

Fumari Swag Bag: A Limited-Time Bag O’ Goodies

Uh-oh. Looks like we’ve ended up with a ton of Fumari Shisha swag. What ever will we do will all of this awesome stuff? Well, if you’re thinking “give it to us please and thank you,” you’re in luck. We’re giving away free Fumari gift bags until we run out!

Just use the code FumariSwag at checkout on your next order. Each Fumari swag bag includes a t-shirt, stickers, and other assorted goodies. Is Fumari your favorite shisha brand? Now you can wear your Fumari pride (or stick your Fumari pride on the bumper of your car) and show the world.

Note: T-shirt sizes will be picked at random, but you are guaranteed to get a shirt and a bunch of other awesome stuff.

Coupon Code: FumariSwag

No expiration, but once we run out, we’re out. Happy smoking!

19
Jan

Hookah Secrets: Simple Tip For Great Smoking Bowls

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You go to your favorite hookah bar or lounge and order up a favorite flavor. A server brings over your hookah, adds the coals, and you and your friends begin to smoke an awesome bowl that tastes great from beginning to end and the clouds are insane.

Fast forward to a few nights later when you are at home and you get a serious shisha craving. You get out your hookah, load a bowl, add some coals and start smoking. For whatever reason though, this bowl just isn’t as good. The flavor isn’t as clear and the clouds are puny. So just what did those knowledgeable lounge employees do right that you are doing wrong?

Chances are it’s not what you are doing wrong, but rather an integral step that you are leaving out. Never fear! Hookah-Shisha is here to lift the lid on a secret technique used by hookah lounge employees the world around. This tip is all about airflow, and it couldn’t be simpler.

How This Technique Works

Step 1: Load your bowl as you normally would.

Step 2: Wrap your bowl in foil as usual.

Step 3: Poke your foil holes as usual.

Step 4: Before you place your hookah bowl onto your hookah, lift the bowl above your head, tilt your head back, place your lips to the bottom opening of the bowl and form a seal, then blow into the bottom of the bowl.

Blowing Into Bottom Of Hookah Bowl

Why This Technique Works

The idea here is to check your air-flow and unclog any holes that may have been clogged by shisha during the packing process. If you have loaded your bowl correctly, this should offer insane airflow and an awesome smoking bowl. If it feels like you can’t blow into the bowl, or it feels very, very restricted, then we suggest re-visiting your bowl loading technique, and to be sure to be mindful not to clog the holes in your bowl from now on.

That’s it! It’s just that simple. Some of you may have employed this technique before, but based on our 1000s of conversations with hookah smokers, and the countless hookah sessions we have participated in ourselves, we know that this technique is overlooked in almost all home shisha sessions. Next time you go out to the hookah bar, keep your eyes peeled and we bet you’ll see this technique being used. Happy Smoking!

15
Jan

How Do I Replace The Clearomizer for My Mech Mod or E-Cig?

Getting started vaping couldn’t be easier: just buy a starter kit, charge it, and fill it with your favorite liquid. But as we all know, there is often trouble in paradise. When things aren’t working correctly (or not at all) there are many possible culprits, but for now we are going to concentrate on your clearomizer or cartomizer, which is the part of your e-cig that actually turns your e juice into vapor.

Even if your clearo or carto isn’t busted, you may want to upgrade so you can have a better quality vape or bigger clouds. Following is a guide which will teach you how to choose the correct replacement hardware

There are two basic thread types:

eGo and 510. Clearomizers with eGo threading have a larger diameter opening and the threads are on the inside. Clearomizers with a 510 thread attach to the battery with a smaller diameter spire with the threads on the outside.

Kanger ProTank Mini 3 (eGo)

Aspire Atlantis (510)

The most important thing to understand is which thread your mech mod or battery has. Every mechanical mod and e-cig battery we sell will accomodate a 510 thread, and many will also accept an eGo thread.

Mechanical Mod and Ecig Battery Threads

Kamry K100 Mech Mod
(510 + eGo)

Turtleship Cone Mech Mod
(510 only)

eGo VV 900mAh Battery
(510 + eGo)

Kamry K100 Starter KitThe steel drip tip (mouth tip) on this mech mod is also 510 sized and is easily removed, which is how you will fill the cartomizer below. (It can also be replaced with any of our drip tips). The exterior sleeve (the smaller cyllinder above the mod) threads onto the K100′s eGo threads. The cartomizer inside the sleave has a 510 thread. To replace either, just unscrew both of these items and then attach the clearo of your choice.

Turtleship Clone Mechanical Mod: This is just an attractive battery tube with a firing button on the bottom. You will need batteries (use high drain), a charger, and a clearomizer with a 510 thread to get up and vaping with this one. If you want really huge clouds (sub-Ohm vaping), choose the Aspire Atlantis shown above. For a “tamer” vape, especially if you like higher nicotine level in your juice, the Kanger AeroTank is a great choice.

eGo VV 900mAh Batery: This variable voltage battery has an LED display which makes selecting your voltage level easy. The eGo VV will accept either eGo or 510 type threads. For bigger clouds, dial up the voltage or switch to a coil head with a lower Ohm rating. (It is not recommended to go lower than a 1.5 Ohm rating with this battery).

14
Jan

Free Hookah-Shisha Koozies

You can get a free Hookah-Shisha koozie on your next order by using the coupon code FreeKoozie at checkout. Don’t let your beverage of choice leave your hand cold and wet anymore! Slide that can into a stylish and insulated koozie and keep your hands warm and your beverage cold while showing all of your friends and family who your favorite online hookah shop is.

Coupon Code: FreeKoozie

Code Expires 2/1/15

13
Jan

Why Choose a 3-Hose Hookah?

Sure, a single-hose hookah is great. Portable, easy to use, perfect for one person. A two-hose hookah? Fantastic. Now you can easily add another person (or people) to your hookah session without having to pass around a single hose. But a three-hose hookah? Why on Earth would you need so many hoses? And what happens if you want to smoke it by yourself? Ah, take a seat, young grasshopper. We’re here to teach you the ways of the majestic three-hose hookah – the what, the why, and the how that make this type of hookah pipe an excellent choice.

What is the Best Three-Hose Hookah?

Sphinx 3-Hose Pyramid Hookah My personal go-to for triple-hose needs is the almighty Sphinx 3-Hose Hookah. This Egyptian-made pipe includes autoseal adapters for easy transition between single and multiple smokers, is incredibly easy to use right out of the box, and is endlessly customizable.The three-hose Sphinx hookah will accommodate tons of different hose styles, including Cobras, Nammors, and washable plastic hoses (great for those “smoke ‘n’ eats sessions,” by the way). A whopping eleven base options means you can find the perfect match for you; a one-of-a-kind setup that says “hey, I’m an individual and I’m super cool.

Why A Three-Hose Hookah Is So Darn Awesome

Sphinx 3-Hose Green Hookah Having a three-hose option is great for those times you’ll be sharing your hookah with a group of people, like a party, or your famous “smoke ‘n’ eats sesh” where you invite all of your friends and set out hors d’oeuvres. You do that too, right? When sharing a hookah with your friends, more hoses definitely make things easier. People can get their turn at the hose faster, and you won’t have the hassle of changing out mouthtips every single time someone wants a puff.

At the end of the day, a three-hose hookah means versatility, which is always a good thing.

How to Use a Three-Hose Hookah

Using a three-hose hookah couldn’t be more simple. Each hose will connect to one of the three ports on the hookah. Make sure you always have the correct hose and grommet to fit the hose adapter and ensure a flawless smoking session.

What if you want to enjoy your three-hose setup by yourself? Well, that’s no problem. With most hookahs, it’s possible to get auto seal hose adapters that allow you to use a single hose at a time, without restricted draw from open and unused hose ports (just make sure you’re getting the right adapter for the hookah). Many multi-hose hookahs already come with autoseal adapters, which have a tiny BB inside that keeps an unused port sealed shut when another one is being used.

Egyptian Hose Adapters
A three-hose hookah could be just what you need to send your hookah experience to the next level. Customization, ease of use, and the ability to have more hassle-free hookah parties all make a three-hose hookah just what the doctor ordered. The hookah doctor. Trust us, there’s definitely a hookah doctor.
12
Jan

How To Survive A Hookah-Pocalypse

Have you ever found yourself wanting to smoke hookah but you didn’t have the supplies necessary to make it happen? Perhaps you’ve got coals and a hookah, but no shisha. Or you’ve got everything set up and ready to go but then reach your hand into an empty box of charcoal and your night is ruined. The question to ask yourself is this – Could I survive the Hookah-Pocalypse?

Whether it’s 6 days until pay-day, negative 10 degrees outside, your latest order from Hookah-Shisha won’t arrive for 2 more days, or the streets are over-run by hordes of zombies hell-bent on human flesh, if you follow our suggestions you and your Hookah-Pocalypse survival kit will be able to smoke a great tasting bowl of shisha whenever you want.

Hookah-Pocalypse Survival Kit Supplies

1) A Durable, Reliable Hookah

This is, of course, a necessity. Everyone loves to have a snazzy show-piece hookah with a beautiful glass base, tall stem, and various accouterments, but when the zombie hordes are coming for you, a durable hookah reigns supreme. If you are looking for a durable hookah we recommend a Mya Acrylic hookah. It has a solid stem, clay bowl, and hose and best of all, the base is NOT made of glass, but rather a sturdy acrylic material.

When your friends are crying over their fancy broken bases you can lean back, smile, and smoke from your nearly indestructible acrylic hookah. If all else fails, check out our favorite DIY homemade hookahs and make your own hookah-pocalypse ready creation.

mya acrylic hookah

2) Plenty of Hookah Coals

Missing out on a shisha session because you are out of coals is the worst. Coals are essential to hookah, so keep yourself well stocked. We recommend always having an emergency box on hand, just in case. Just pick up a 108 piece box of Titanium Coals, or a 120 piece box of Coco Naras and leave them in your Hookah-Pocalypse survival kit for emergency use only. And if you reeeeeally want to be prepared, grab a couple of rolls of Ignite quick light coals and a Bic lighter and toss those in there as well.

3) A Propane Coal Burner

If you want to be prepared, and we mean REALLY prepared, for any situation you should have a butane coal burner and some butane canisters on hand at all times. This way if the electric grids have been taken out by waves of undead roaming the streets (or maybe it’s just raining and the power/gas goes out) then you can still smoke your hookah in peace. As an added bonus, butane burners can be used when camping for your hookah and food preparation needs.

newport butane hookah charcoal burner

4) Plenty of Foil / A Reliable Bowl Screen

In a pinch you can always use regular old aluminum foil from the store, so we recommend keeping a roll in your Hookah-Pocalypse survival kit, but true hookah masters know that only real hookah foil will do. Hookah foil is cheap as can be, so pick up an extra 100-pack or two and toss them in your survival kit. If you don’t dig the idea of all that foil, we recommend ditching the foil altogether and getting yourself a nice, shiny, new Kaloud Lotus.

5) Plenty of Classic Shisha Flavors

Shisha, when stored properly (air-tight, away from heat/light), can last quite a long time. In order to keep yourself prepared we recommend keeping a sizable stash of your favorite simple shisha flavors. Mixed flavors are great, but if you are hunkering down for an extended stay in the zombie-proof bunker, you will get bored of them quite easily. If you’ve got 500g – 1000g of three or four great flavors (think mint, lemon, strawberry, etc.) then you can make up your own mixes anytime you want and you’ll be less likely to run out completely.

shisha tobacco

6) Emergency Water Supply

Anyone who has accidentally hit a dry hookah before can tell you that it sucks to try to smoke hookah without water. Keep a gallon or two of drinking water in with your emergency supplies and you can smoke in any situation, including one where your water is turned off. If you are thinking that you can just use some water from that creek behind your house, think again. That water is swimming with all sorts of things that you don’t want to inhale. Spend the 2 bucks and keep a bit of clean drinking water on hand for when times get tough.

7) A Wind Cover

As the Hookah-Pocalypse draws on and on your supplies will start to dwindle. Tough choices will have to be made (like whether you want to drink the last of your emergency water or smoke one last bowl of hookah) and if you are smart and conserve your supplies, you can keep on smoking long after your comrades have run out of their supplies. One of the best ways to stretch your hookah supplies is with the use of a windcover. Not only do you use less coals with a windcover, your bowls also smoke longer. It’s a no-brainer!

hookah windcovers

8) A Roll of Paper Towels

Last, but not least, you should always have a roll of paper towels on hand. As society crumbles, so may your beloved hookah grommets, and without them your hookah will leak air like a sieve and your hookah sessions will suffer greatly. But worry not fellow survivalists! A bit of damp paper towel can seal up a leaky hookah in no time, and in post-apocalyptic society no one will make fun of your janky looking hookah if it works. Check out this post on the paper towel trick for more information.

With your newly acquired Hookah-Pocalypse survival kit you and those close to you will be smoking in style as the world around you crumbles (or until your next pay-check clears) while those around you curse their short-sightedness.