Re: hookah charcoal??
Hello, welcome to hookah pro and hookah in general.
For coal I recommend ******* hookah(natural or quick lights, both quality coals). Of course if you are buying locally and not online I'd always reccomend 3 kings naturals.
Shisha wise is usually personal preference but I personally like Al Fakher, Starbuzz, and Nakhla as my top 3. Flavor wise I'm more of a fruit kind of guy -insert gay joke here- with peach and mango being my two favorite shisha flavors. A bit of mint shisha in any mix just to get that nice cooling sensation always goes nicely.
A vortex should fit on most hookahs with the right grommet. Might need a thicker or thinner grommet depending on the hookah.