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Layalina is produced using our one-of-a-kind blend of fine Virginian tobacco from three of the leading tobacco producers in the world.

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Step-by-step Hookah Setup Guide

setup 1. Fill the glass base about half full with water. Submerge the bottom of the stem about 1 1/2 “ in to the water.   setup 2. Place the large rubber base grommet on to the bottom of the metal stem. Insert the metal stem in to the glass base by applying pressure downward while rotating the stem so it fits snugly.
setup 3. Place the charcoal tray on top of the metal hookah stem.   setup 4. Place the rubber bowl grommet (the larger rubber grommet) on to the top of the metal hookah stem. Place the ceramic tobacco bowl on top of the grommet to create an airtight seal. Be sure not to push the bowl on to the stem too hard, as this may split the bowl in two pieces.
setup 5. Insert the hose grommet (the smaller grommet) in to the hose port on the metal hookah stem. Place the wooden end of the hose in to the rubber hose grommet and secure snugly to create an airtight seal.   setup 6. Sprinkle some hookah tobacco in to the clay bowl. Be sure not to over pack the bowl, as you want good airflow through the tobacco. Also, it is advisable to keep a small amount of airspace between the top of the tobacco and the underside of the foil, not more than 1/4 inch.
setup 7a) Cover the tobacco in the bowl with a piece of aluminum foil, shiny side up. Punch holes in the foil with a large pushpin or any pointed object.   setup 7b) Try to make the hole pattern fit the size of charcoal you'll be using. Too many holes will result in fresh, unheated air to combine with the hookah smoke resulting in a less thick smoke. A fork can be used to quickly create a 4x4 hole pattern.
setup 8a) Quick-lighting charcoals. use the charcoal pincers to secure a piece of charcoal while igniting it with a lighter or match. Let the charcoal continue sparking until no chemical igniter is left. Blow on the charcoal until it is red hot and place on top of foil covered bowl.   setup 8b) Natural charcoals. Natural coals are not quick lighting and therefore require more exposure to heat to get them red hot. Set the charcoal on either a gas or an electric stovetop burner for best results. this takes about 5 to 8 minutes. A blowtorch from any hardware store works well too, but requires constant attention.
setup 9. When the coal has a grey coating, place the coal side ways on top of the foil.   setup 10. The metal charcoal windscreen can be used when smoking outdoors to prevent the wind from blowing hot charcoal or ash. The windscreen can also be used indoors to prevent a hot charcoal from burning the floor.
setup 11. The air exchange valve, or one-way valve allows the user to clear stale or overly thick smoke form the glass base. This is done by blowing gently into the hose and pushing the used smoke out through the air exchange valve. The valve is blocked off by a steel ball bearing, which prohibits fresh air from entering the hookah when inhaling on the hose.      

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