SHISHA CHARCOAL - THE MANY TYPES OF COAL FOR YOUR HOOKAH
Shisha charcoal or hookah coals come in many different shapes and styles, so it can be a bit confusing what the differences are and which type of coal you should be using for your hookah. We'll cover the materials, types and best brands so you know what to look for the next time you need to buy waterpijp kooltjes
HOOKAH CHARCOAL MATERIALS
You probably won't have really thought about it, however what goes into making shisha coals is critical. Have you ever smoked shisha at a companion's home or hookah bar and copped a huge cerebral pain or abnormal humming sensation while smoking? It was presumably brought about by moment light or snappy light charcoal which contains awful synthetic compounds to get the shisha coal consuming rapidly. There are additionally numerous hookah coal marks that utilization modest fillers like wood and sawdust to limit creation costs, which can deliver horrendous scents when consumed that change the flavor of the shisha tobacco.
HOOKAH CHARCOAL SHAPES
Why so many shapes for such a simple product??? Each have their pros and cons – there's no “one size fits all” when it comes to shisha charcoal.
Arguably the most common type of shisha coal, cubes have six flat equal sides (like dice) which make them ultra-stable when burning. Cubes offer a slow burn and can be successfully used with most hookah bowl and screen setups due to the many different sizes available.
Similar to cubes but more like a flat bar, flats won't burn as long so are good for shorter shisha sessions. Flats are best used with foils, as their shape isn't well suited for heat management systems or chimney sets.
Halfway between cubes and flats, cubettes are just another variation of the traditional cube, but with the same shortcomings as flats.
A rectangular version of sticks, the flat sides of cuboids make them a more stable option but are less versatile and prone to heat spikes. Be careful with cuboids as many quick-light coals come in this shape.
The poster child of quick-light charcoal, avoid this shape at all costs unless you are sure it's made from 100% natural materials.
BEST HOOKAH CHARCOAL BRANDS
Now you know the different shapes of hookah coals and their uses, here are our favourite brands made from coconut shells and the shapes that they are available in.