There are different shisha tobacco brands in Estonia, though quality of many tobaccos is low. Therefore, for shisha sessions we recommend smoking only the internationally recognized shisha tobacco brands like Al Fakher or Nakhla. In Estonia, the high-quality shisha tobacco is provided by the Universaal-Universum. The shop locations are listed here: http://eksootika.ee/ee/hulgimuuk
It is individual and may be judged according to the state of health, you can smoke shisha when you wish. Smoking shisha is a pleasant way of spending time and nice social activity.
Similar to common smoking tobacco, shisha tobacco contains nicotine and may be harmful to health. Differently from common cigarette, shisha tobacco does not leave unpleasant smell on clothes, skin or hair.
Do not exaggerate when smoking shisha.
In a case, if you have already purchased hookah, read the guide on our web page, concerning the use of the BACCO hookah: https://bacco.ee/2017/02/28/how-to-set-up-a-bacco/
Adding water to the BACCO bottle is one of the most important steps for setting up shisha session, as with insufficient water amount hookah will not set up, while water excess will result in water entering the hose, totally spoiling shisha session.
Pour ca 250ml water, i.e. a bit less than half a bottle, but since the BACCO bottle is not transparent, it is difficult to see how much water is already inside. However, there is a smart tip – pour some water into a bottle and tilt on a flat surface at 90 degrees (e.g. next to a sink) and wait until all excess pours out – the remaining water is the amount you need!
If you did everything as prescribed, but not enough smoke comes from the water-pipe, there are three reasons for that:
If hookah is too strong or has unpleasant taste, generally, the reason is either the excessive heat (e.g. too much coal was put), too much tobacco or a hose was not washed through. We advise using up to 8 folium layers – as the coal protection inside the hookah cover “reflects” the heat coming from coal, it is better to have the thicker folium.
While water, preferably ice-cold (in addition, we recommend placing the BACCO bottle and pipe into a freezer before the session), is always a sure option, other variants can be also tried: wine, milk, water with citrous fruits or something else.
Remember to mix milk with water 1:1, which may result in denser smoke, but milk tends to foam and may fast spoil the enjoyment. Wine contains alcohol, so it should be necessarily diluted in water.
Fizzy drinks or other drinks besides wine are not reccomended!
Absolutely! The most popular option – half of orange, scooped inside and filled with tobacco. Apple is also possible though orange gives the strongest and most pleasant side-taste.
Other citrous fruit with hard skin can be also used – such as grape, lemon or lime.
Herpes virus is easily spread from person to person, so use disposable hose attachments if you can see that someone has herpes on the lips. Wash hose and hose attachment carefully after each shisha session.
In Estonia, the best quality tobaccos available are manufactured by Nakhla and Al Fakher. We strongly recommend using their products.
The most popular coal brands that can be purchased in Estonia: Golden Coal, Habibi, Three Kings; etc. We advise you using natural coal, made from natural product, which features cleaner taste than the fast coals. However, natural coal is almost unavailable in Estonia, and beware that it is not easy to get it burning.
Yes, you can, though open the windows, so that the room won’t become too stuffy and the fresh air is guaranteed.
The BACCO hookahs are supplied with the coal protection, which means that nothing bad occurs if hookah is tipped over!*
*If the upper wooden cover is placed onto hookah.
Regardless of the fact, that the BACCO wooden cover is coated with protective oil layer, it is not completely fireproof. Therefore, comply with all safety rules and handle the BACCO hookah with care! BACCO wont take any responsibilites for careless usuage!