My name is Dennis and I'm the owner of Shishamatics on Instagram.
In this part I will try to help you to manage the heat while your smoke session and give you my personal opinion about the Olla HMD 2 PROTOTYPE.
HOW I USE THE OLLA HMD 2 PROTOTYPE FOR A PERFECT HOOKAH SESSION?
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When using the Olla Bowl HMD 2 PROTOTYPE it is important to prepare four coals (I use 26mm cubes) and put them inside and place the lid on.
Depending on your tobacco, after 5-7 minutes the smoke start to be dense and once the bowl is heated (from 7/20 min), you can leave the lid from the HMD if needed.
However frequently I dont need to take it off because the heat is perfect in the Olla Bowl at many times and you dont need to do anything.
If you dont use four coals the heat will be not enough in your Bowl for the tobacco. Certainly be sure that each tobacco has a different heat resistance. Sometimes you have to take the fourth coal out of the HMD 2 (at the most time nearly after 7-20 minutes) or start with only 3 coals. However often, and that is absolutely revolutionary for me, you dont need to put the fourth coal off!
You can smoke for 1,5/2 hours and sometimes you have to regulate the heat because the different tobacco heat resistances.
HOW TO REGULATE THE HEAT:
There are two ways to adjust the heat:
- Removing or putting on the lid with pliers is certainly the simplest and fastest method;
- Removing a old coal or placing a new charcoal.
Furthermore as I use the HMD 2 PROTOTYPE the ash never falls down to the bottom of the Bowl. Actually the lid is like a heat retainer. He helps you to focus higher temperature in your Bowl.
My recommendation to you: use the HMD 2 PROTOTYPE with an Olla Bowl like for example the „CRONO CELESTE“.
That is all for today, I hope that this guide helps you to make your hookah session better. If you want you can leave your own experiences in the comments.
We wish you a great smoke! Dennis @Shishamatics