With several decades worth of experience in the charcoal game, Three Kings are internationally recognized as one of the best, most popular quick lighting hookah coals in production today! Commonly found in hookah lounges, smoke shops, and homes all across the world, Three Kings quick lights provide convenient, fast-lighting hookah coal that needs nothing but an open flame to start - no special equipment required! Offering two coal sizes available in both single rolls and full boxes, Three Kings charcoal light up in no time flat making them perfect for hookah smokers needing both convenience and performance. Looking for something a little more natural? Three Kings has even made their own line of coconut hookah coals that deliver the same great quality, minus the chemicals and accelerants.
Three Kings are manufactured in Holland using a proprietary blend of high-quality ingredients.
The quick light Three Kings hookah coals (the ones in the red box) feature a chemical accelerant coating that allows them to be lit using just a standard flame lighter. The coconut Three Kings hookah coals (the ones in the green box) do not have this chemical accelerant and therefore must be lit using an electric coil stove or hookah charcoal burner.
For the Three Kings quick lighting coals (the red box), you'll only need a flame lighter and a pair of metal tongs to get the job done. Using your tongs to hold each piece, hold the flame to the edge of the coal until it begins to spark. Your coal will begin to self-light and will be done after 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are completely grey-ish orange. For the Three Kings coconut coals (the green box), you will need an electric coil stove or charcoal burner. Place each piece directly on the coil and turn it on the highest setting. Flipping them halfway through, wait 3-5 minutes for them to fully light, or until all sides are entirely grey-ish orange.
Depending on the size of your bowl and your shisha of choice, we recommend using 1-2 pieces of Three Kings charcoal on your hookah bowl at one time. Need help managing your charcoal? Check out our blog on hookah heat management here.
On average, Three Kings coals stay lit for approximately 45 minutes depending on several factors including how often you inhale and the overall level of airflow surrounding your hookah. Using a hookah charcoal wind cover or heat management device can provide a moderate increase in overall burn time if desired.