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12-13-2010, 04:30 PM
I've long been a pipe and cigar guy but my brother recently sent me a few Meerschaums and a hookah from Iraq. I know there's a growing hookah culture in the U.S. but what about the rest of the world, and what about B&B?
Also, what do I need to know before I start smoking this thing? I could look this stuff up online no doubt but I trust no one more than my brethren (and a few sisters) here at B&B.
12-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Here are a couple of threads to get you started reading:
12-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Nice score! You should post pics in the score thread when you have time. I don't have any Hookah experience but hopefully someone will come along that can help.
12-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Well, I did put this thing together a few months ago.
That ought to help.
12-13-2010, 06:22 PM
Very nice. I knew an answer would be short in coming.
12-14-2010, 11:03 AM
in san francisco there are at least 50 hookah shops,many now selling replica hookahs made in china....I have heard the finest quality hookahs come from syria and lebanon....
12-14-2010, 11:32 AM
I love hookah, just haven't gotten around to purchasing one myself yet. However when I do buy a hookah I plan to look for one of the shorter ones with the half-inch to 3/4 inch thick glass bases. These are not as modern looking, not terribly tall, the coloring is transparent, they have a very old-school look to them. But, they are freakin' tanks...I've watched a man pushing 7 ft. tall drop one on the floor (not carpeted) at the cigar/hookah bar I hang out at and it didn't even chip it.
BTW if you are looking for shisha suggestions try out Blue Mist by Starbuzz. Also another company that I never hear about, but enjoy their stuff is Ayam Zaman. This stuff is not highly flavored like the more modern shisha most people are used to and only has a handful of flavors, but I like it a lot. I would suggest only buying a small sample though if you plan to try it just to make sure it is for you first.
12-14-2010, 06:12 PM
+1 and not just to Blue Mist; Starbuzz shisha in general is pretty delicious. My wife got me a little one hose Mya hookah last Christmas and I love it. There is a hookah forum I belong to and occasionally view which has some helpful hints and tips on it as well:
Best of luck and enjoy! It can be some really delicious stuff.
12-14-2010, 06:13 PM
Though I must say that the tutorial linked by Slash here on the B&B boards is incredibly useful starting info in and of itself, and as its on our boards, makes for some one-stop information gathering! :)
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