Al Fakher Hookah Tobacco doesn't require any special techniques to prepare and it can be packed in any hookah bowl, however we recommend using a phunnel style hookah bowl (such as the Gambit bowl
) to achieve optimal flavor, though a standard Egyptian hookah bowl
will work great as well.
Using your fingers or a small shisha fork
, sprinkle the tobacco loosely into the bowl evenly filling it to the inner bowl lip while making sure the shisha itself remains "fluffy" and light. Al Fakher thrives using this "fluff pack" method as proper airflow through the shisha is needed for it to smoke evenly.
Once packed, put your foil or heat management device
(it works great with either!) in place. Depending on the size of your bowl, we typically recommend utilizing 1-2 pieces of quick light charcoal
or 2-3 pieces of natural hookah charcoal
(adjusting as you find necessary) to achieve the optimal level of heat to fully unlock the famous Al Fakher flavor.
How To Mix Al Fakher Tobacco
Mixing shisha flavors is one of the easiest ways to broaden your hookah horizons and you'll have countless possibilities with our Al Fakher mix and match kilo! After you receive the flavors you selected from the drop down menus above, you can get to blending!
Gather the necessary single-note flavors you think would be required for your ideal blend. After identifying and gathering what flavors you'll want in your bowl, we can physically mix them together! Some people like to stir all their flavors together in a cup or plastic container before actually packing the tobacco, while others prefer the "side-by-side" method of packing where each different flavor sits next to each other in the bowl. Al Fakher will perform wonderfully no matter which method you prefer.
Once you've mixed your flavors, it's time to finish packing your bowl and get to smoking! Now, when it comes to custom blends, they're not always going to be perfect on the first try, so you might have to go through some slight "trial and error" to get the taste you imagined.
When smoking, pay attention to the flavors you're tasting and if they achieved the desire result. Maybe you added too much mint? Or not enough lemon? Maybe you prefer orange instead of grapefruit? Adjust each flavor you used in the blend accordingly and you'll begin to find your ideal balance. Recognizing the flavors you like, don't like, and ones that complement your smoking style is the ultimate key in achieving delicious and unique blends of shisha.
And that's the gist of it! The biggest limiting factor here is your imagination, so start trying out some different flavor combinations to see what you come up with! It helps to take inspiration from food and drink out in the real world, or you can take a look at 10 of our custom Al Fakher blends here
Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase this product