On the table below, I have laid out everything we are going to be using-minus ice cubes, which are in the freezer, and the stove.
In the following illustration, I have made silhouettes of everything we are using, completely disassembled as well as a letter next to it for further explanation. It goes as following:
A: The Vase-holds the water and ice
B: Tin Foil-placed on top of the bowl for the coals to rest on
C: Bowl-holds the shisha(flavored tobacco)
D: Upper Stem-where you draw the smoke from through the bowl and into the hose
E: Grommet-fits on top of the stem to give a proper seal with the bowl
F: Ash Catcher-catches any ash that might fall from flipping and rotating the coals
G: Tooth Pick-used to poke holes in the foil
H: Hose-used to draw the air through the hookah
I: Coals-heats the shisha
J: Lower stem-screws into upper stem and sits in the bowl under the water level
K: Shisha Jar-the flavored tobacco we are going to smoke
L: Tongs-allow us to handle the coals without getting burned
M: Scalli Mod-fits in the bowl so shisha can't fall down the stem and promotes even airflow
Step 1: Initial Setup
Bring your vase over to the sink and fill it up to the blue arrow with cold water. We will be putting ice cubes in later so the water will rise, but we can't put them in now because the glass might crack from the heat difference.
Pick out two nice looking coals and place them by your stove top for later.
Turn on your stove to high so it heats up fast. We are using natural coals and can't be lit with a lighter like quicklights can.