However when properly cleaned, a quality hookah will last for years.Put about an ounce of lemon juice into the base of your hookah. Swish and swirl it around so that it touches all parts of the base. Put hot water in with the lemon juice and continue to swirl it around. After a couple of seconds, rinse it all out well and place the base upside down to dry out. Lemony fresh!
Dismantle your hookah and wash the bowl first. Use a toothpick or the tip of a well-worn pencil to gently remove all the dry, burnt tobacco from the small holes inside the bowl. For more difficult jobs, soak the bowl for 5 minutes in hot water and try again.Using your long brushes, clean out the stem of your hookah. It’s okay to put a little bit of lemon juice in there, or even just use the hot water. Make sure to pay special attention to the ends, so they don’t get any buildup on them. Lay these parts out to dry.Grab your hoses. Using the pressurized air, blow through either end with the bottle. This will push out any stale air instead of letting it sit in your hookah hoses. This method really helps to keep your hoses fresher for longer!
Rinse out the inside of the hookah. You can clean difficult to reach spaces with a long test-tube brush if necessary. Another option is to place water and a cup of large crystal rock salt into the body of the hookah. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes, and then begin to gently shake the hookah. The rock salt will quickly remove heavy tobacco grime from the inside of the hookah.Design your hookah lounge business. Purchase couches, booths, tables, bar stools and chairs for your hookah lounge. Find cheap, used furniture at thrift stores. Check bulletin boards at colleges for graduates who no longer need their furniture. Contact restaurants that are going out of business or frequent restaurant auctions. Contact local artists about decorating your lounge with their work. It’s free dcor and extra advertising, since your artist will also direct traffic to your lounge.
Design your hookah lounge business. Purchase couches, booths, tables, bar stools and chairs for your hookah lounge. Find cheap, used furniture at thrift stores. Check bulletin boards at colleges for graduates who no longer need their furniture. Contact restaurants that are going out of business or frequent restaurant auctions. Contact local artists about decorating your lounge with their work. It’s free dcor and extra advertising, since your artist will also direct traffic to your lounge.Determine what to include in your hookah lounge. You may offer food and drinks such as espresso, food, smoothies and energy drinks. Offer inexpensive entertainment such as live music, a DJ, open-mic nights, belly dancers, poker or video games.
Empty the water from the base of the hookah. Rinse thoroughly, particularly if you have used the rock salt cleaning method.It’s best to not put your hookah back together until after it has dried. Putting it together before this point will not let it air dry well enough.Blow air forcefully through the hookah hoses to remove any built up ash. If necessary, allow warm water to run through the tubes.Contact your local government about the smoking ordinances in your county. Many states no longer allow indoor smoking. You may be required to adjust your approach in order to obtain approval. Once approved, contact your liquor authority to obtain a liquor license if you intend to sell alcohol in your hookah lounge.A hookah bar is a place to smoke flavored tobacco, also called shisha, from a smoking device called a hookah.
Frequently clean your mouthpieces with rubbing alcohol and warm water, especially if you share your hookah with others. Always rinse the mouthpiece under warm water before using again.Remember that it is best to put clean water in the base of your hookah before every smoking session. The water acts as a filter for the smoke and becomes dirty quickly.Allow all the parts of your hookah to dry thoroughly and reassemble.Never use soap to clean your hookah, as it can contaminate the taste of the smoke. If you use rock salts to deep clean the base, rinse well.Do not suck through the hoses immediately after blowing the pressurized air through them. This is a safe method of cleaning if you give it time to work. Failing to wait will have almost the same effect as huffing the pressurized air, which could potentially be fatal.