Your choice of hookah charcoal can affect the quality of your smoking experience and your overall enjoyment of the process. Here are some tips for choosing the right charcoal:
TYPE OF COAL
There are two main types of hookah charcoal: natural and self-igniting. Natural charcoal is usually made from wood materials and contains no chemical additives. Self-igniting charcoal contains chemicals that allow it to ignite without an open flame. Natural charcoal is considered more natural and safer to use.
SIZE OF COAL
Charcoal comes in different sizes: 22 and 25 mm. Most often, hookah smokers choose the 25 mm size, because size matters!
One of the most important factors is how long the charcoal will burn. Natural charcoal often burns longer, but takes time to warm up. Coconut natural charcoal can heat up quickly, but may have a shorter burn time.
The quality of charcoal can vary greatly. Choose charcoal from reliable manufacturers to avoid foul odors, smoke or chemical residue.
SMELL AND TASTE
Poor quality charcoal can impart an unpleasant odor and taste to your smoking. Be sure to choose charcoal that does not leave unwanted residue.
Natural charcoal requires heating to a red state before use. This can be done on a special stove or burner. Self-igniting charcoal requires only a small amount of ventilation to start burning.
No matter which charcoal you choose, make sure it burns safely and does not pose a threat to you or others. Use special tongs or tongs for charcoal.
Ultimately, the choice of charcoal depends on your preference and experience. It is recommended to experiment a little with different brands and types of charcoal to find the one that meets your expectations and provides the best hookah smoking experience.