The Great Hookah Debate: 2 Coals vs. 3

Hookah smokers are a passionate bunch, and there's nothing we love more than a good debate. One of the most common debates is over how many coals to use in your HMD. Some people swear by 2 coals, while others prefer 3. So, what's the right answer?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as it depends on a number of factors, including the size of your bowl, the type of tobacco you're smoking, and your personal preferences. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.

If you're using a small bowl, or if you're smoking a wet tobacco, you'll likely want to use 2 coals. This will help to prevent your tobacco from burning. If you're using a large bowl, or if you're smoking a dry tobacco, you may want to use 3 coals. This will help to produce more smoke.

Ultimately, the best way to find out how many coals to use is to experiment. Try starting with 2 coals and see how it goes. If you're not getting enough smoke, add a third coal. If you're finding that your tobacco is burning, remove a coal.

Here are a few tips for using 2 or 3 coals in your HMD:

  • If you're using 2 coals, place them next to each other in the HMD.
  • If you're using 3 coals, place them in a triangle formation in the HMD.
  • Make sure that the coals are completely covered by the HMD lid.
  • Start by heating the tobacco for 5-7 minutes.
  • After 5-7 minutes, remove the HMD lid and check the tobacco. If the tobacco is cooked through, you can start smoking. If the tobacco is not cooked through, put the HMD lid back on and heat the tobacco for a few more minutes.
  • Once the tobacco is cooked through, you can adjust the heat as needed by adding or removing coals.

Here are a few additional tips for smoking hookah:

  • Use fresh tobacco. Old tobacco will not produce as much smoke.
  • Pack the tobacco loosely in the bowl. Do not overpack the bowl, or this will prevent the heat from reaching the tobacco evenly.
  • Use a good quality HMD. A good HMD will help to distribute the heat evenly and prevent the tobacco from burning.
  • Clean your hookah regularly. A dirty hookah will not smoke well.

With a little practice, you'll be able to find the perfect coal setup for your hookah sessions. So go out there and experiment!

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