October 20th, 2014
Rum Vs. Wine
When making the decision to put alchohol into the base of your hookah I suggest using rum or wine. From experience I believe that the rum is stronger than choosing to put wine into the base. It gives you a good relaxing buzz. Now when it comes to choosing the shisha to use with the rum I suggesst using a fruit flavor such as orange or peach because it compliments the rum very nicely. But flavors such as vanilla or coffee taste very good as well. Now when it comes to the wine, you can’t really go wrong. I love the flavor of using a dark red wine in the base. When choosing a flavor of shisha that compliments the wine well, of course any fruit flavor you choose will taste great with wine, but flavors such as coffee or bubblegum may not be as good. I suggest trying the shisha Sex on the Moon with your favorite flavor of red wine. Really you can’t go wrong with either the rum or the wine. Just remember that when you’re done smoking to clean the base of your hookah very good because the alcohol can currode the base of your hookah.
August 12th, 2014
Im starting to see a new trend in hookah charcoal these days and it seems like they are starting to get holy. I dont mean that these coals are going to church or becoming religious. Im talking about the design and the function of these new age charcoals. I have been using 2 new brands of charcoal lately one being the Mint Lemon and the other being Ring. Both charcoals have a hole in the center to promote more airflow and more heat going to the bowl. Its almost like a little heat tunnel adding more hot air to your shisha supercharging it and making it hotter. Ive been using these charcoal testing them and seeing what kind of heat I get out of them and its better than any typical instant light you will see. I first saw this design when a friend of mine brought over a Zambookah coal and we used it. It works well but they are so big that there is only room for one on the bowl and thats really not the right amount of heat to put on the bowl to enjoy your session. What I like about the Ring and the Mint Lemon is that I can stick 3 on my bowl and smoke on them for the whole session. I get great heat management out of them and if I need to I can take a coal off and put it back on later to keep smoking longer. They light really fast and get hot quick so all I have to do is put them on my hot plate and let them sit for 3 minutes flip them and then let them sit for another 2 to 3 minutes and Im ready to smoke. Lately I have been having issues with my Lemon Nara’s taking forever to heat up and then not staying hot. I dont have any issues with this holy charcoal. Its simple light smoke and go. I love the design and how well they work. So go check some out for yourself, as always Im Daniel Springs, keep smoking!
April 24th, 2014
So I want to ask how many people would smoke hookah if Justin Bieber smoked hookah? I say this because how would someone famous smoking hookah make it more popular? How would you feel, okay good bad? Would you be offended by someone in the spotlight taking something you feel personal make it popular. I have seen hookah in many movies and television shows. Take for instance in the film Dungeons and Dragons Marlin Wayons finds and hookah and smokes it for a few seconds. In one of the Indianna Jones movies you see one of the “bad” men smoking in a hookah bar. In one of the Transformer movies, while in Egypt running from the Decepticons you can see a hookah on the shelf behind Shai Lebouf. I say this because hookahs arent just something that have come up in the past few years, they have been around for centuries and they are just now becoming ever so popular. But what if someone famous were to come out as a big hookah fan and do some name dropping like I smoke Al-Fakher or I smoke throught an Egyptian KM? We see things becoming trendy from people in the spotlight every day but what if we see someone in a magazine smoking hookah in their personal life, how would that effect the media and society? My question for the day is what famous person would you like to see smoking hookah, and who would you not want to see smoking hookah? For more information and to see more about hookah you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. As always Im Daniel Springs, Keep Smoking!
February 20th, 2014
So if you havent noticed I wasnt doing much posting in the beginning of Febuary because my internet was down. During this time I wasnt having a blast or sitting around smoking a lot of hookah. Really I didnt smoke hookah, I just used my e-Go a few times. Being away from the community for the couple of weeks made me miss everyone and miss seeing what people are into. I wasnt able to keep up with anything not even the weather or the news in the world. We got snow here and I missed a few days of work becasue I couldnt leave so that made it really boring with no internet. No internet meant that I couldnt host the Google+ hangouts and I really enjoy that. I really like smoking with the community during my session. I finally got my internet service fixed and this week I spoke to a guy name Cody that just ordered a hookah from the website and we were talking for a little while and it made me happy to be back in the game online. After he got off and I was waiting to see if anyone else was going to join, a troll got on the hangout and tried to insult whoever was on the hangout which made me miss being away from the internet. I hate trolls and Im sure you do to. I just wish that everyone could be nice about things on the internet and if you are going to critique something or someone do it in a nice manner or at least have a good reason to do it. For example, I wish people had a valid point when they criticize something like you have a page dedicated to people eating glass? Well glass is sharp and dangerous and could cut you if you dont be careful. That would be a valid point made not well you have a page dedicated to smoking hookah? My uncle smoked hookah 3 times and was killed by a bus. The internet has its pros and its cons and the big con is that there are a lot of people trolling the internet trying to stir up fights for no reason. So I invite you to come strengthen the community every Monday night at 7pm U.S. central time on Google+. For more information and to find more people that are interested in hookah you can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/smoking-hookah , Twitter @smokinghookah , Google+ Smoking-Hookah, and YouTube www.youtube.com/smokinghookah1 . Im Daniel Springs, as always Keep Smoking!