Originally Posted by bigguy
I use 33mm ql 3 kings coals
I smoke El Nakhla and Al Amir as they came with the hookah
30" KM hookah
Hookah 2 weeks old
stock bowl that comes with the hookah
I have been pluging the one hole and just using the two holes.
I have checked the hose to base for leaks and did not find any. I will put it all together and see if I can find any air leaks.
Thanks for any help.
Just put everything together like you're about to smoke it, except don't put a bowl on. Then put your finger over the top and suck through the hose. You shouldn't get any air.
Also, Nakhla can take a LOT of heat. Start with 2 coals around the edge and get it to where the smoke is medium thick. Then add another coal and move one to make all three a triangle on the edges. Should get you solid smoke.
Nakhla is a lot drier than other tobaccos so I find it needs more heat...