Preparing Your Hookah for the Best Smoking Experience

hookahWhether you’re in our lounge or at home, preparing your shisha, or tobacco, for hookah smoking can be an art. Each time you prepare your hookah, the process will become easier and easier, allowing you to sit back, relax and exhale. Make sure to follow these steps to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your home hookah.

Mixing Your Tobacco

First, you’ll want to mix your tobacco evenly. You can feel free to mix certain flavors and experiment. For example, you can mix strawberry and banana to get a unique tasting experience. However, you’ll truly want to focus on covering all of the tobacco with flavoring and molasses. Some shisha comes packed tightly in its own juices, so you can use a quality brand of your choosing.

Preparing the Bowl

Break up your tobacco and place it loosely in the hookah bowl. Be careful not to pack it in. You will want to allow enough space for airflow. Also, be sure that the shisha does not touch the foil. If it does, it may create an unpleasant taste.

Preparing the Foil

Your foil sits on top of the screen. Any sheet of foil will do. Press the foil firmly and carefully on top of the bowl. Poke holes in the top. Typically, you’ll want anywhere from 50-100 holes. This is to make sure that the hookah coals can heat the shisha.

All of these steps, if followed properly, can create the relaxing hookah smoking experience that you’ve been craving. But you don’t have to prepare your hookah yourself. Come into Lux Lounge and let us create the experience for you.

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Join Us for Tropical Fridays

ImageEvery Friday, we have a special on our popular tropical flavors. With pineapple heads for $20 and orange to-go heads for only $9 each, it’s easy to relax and save on your Friday night out with friends. Not only that, but these flavors offer a different experience for hookah smokers.

The pineapple flavor provides a juicy rind flavor, not necessarily like pineapple candy. It produces a big, thick, white cloud of smoke on even the smallest of inhales. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out this review!

The orange flavor creates an entirely different experience as well. It’s just a good as the pineapple, but gives a little bit more of a classic hookah flavor. Our orange heads keep you smoking all night long.

Come in this Friday and try something tropical! In addition to orange and pineapple heads, we also offer watermelon, grapefruit and our classic, traditional flavor. It’s time to try something new. Come in and join us at Lux Lounge!

Be a Part of the Tradition of Hookah

Hookahs are a part of an ancient tradition. It’s true. According to Cyril Elgood and Encyclopedia Iranica, hookahs were originally invented in India. The physician Irfan Shaikh brought the idea to the Mughal emperor in 1542 AD. However, there are all types of different countries that have picked up the tradition as well.

Hookahs are everywhere. People are smoking out of them in the Middle East, South Asia, India, Pakistan, Bangledesh, Nepal, Africa, the United States and Canada. In most of these countries, people smoked out of water pipes as a part of their religion or culture. It was seen as a social activity, ritual, or something that brings people together. Hookahs are often used at parties as a treat for celebrations.

It has also been seen as a custom of the wealthy. However, now it’s simply viewed as a luxurious activity. Join us for a luxurious activity that has deep roots in tradition and custom. We can’t wait to have you try our variety of flavored shishas.