Over the last 10 years the hookah industry has evolved drastically! Using quick light charcoal & tin foil were most common then but during recent times consumers have begun to switch over to HMD's (Heat Management Device) to simplify their hookah sessions & to improve the quality of flavour & smoke quality. Today we will discuss what exactly a Hookah heat management device is & how to use one!
What is an HMD?
An HMD is an accessory used to manage the heat of your charcoal for your hookah sessions. The HMD is generally designed of aluminum materials to give off heat to your bowl. This is a replacement for your regular tinfoil & helps bake your tobacco evenly within your bowl. This also helps generate consistent smoke & flavour. Using an HMD also allows you to increase or decrease heat to your bowl by adjusting the airflow that interacts with your charcoal.
How to use an HMD
Using an HMD is quite simple. After packing your hookah bowl simply place the HMD on your bowl without any tinfoil. After you have fully cooked you charcoal (Preferably Natural Coconut Charcoal) simply place them into the HMD. Add the lid to your HMD once your charcoals are inserted. Allow your HMD to warm up for 5 minutes. Your bowl should be ready to smoke once you have allowed enough heat to transfer to your shisha tobacco.
Once you have your session going you can adjust your heat by swivelling the lid on the HMD allowing air flow to either cool the bowl down or restricting the airflow to keep your bowl warm.
As a quality hookah vendor we highly recommend a couple of different Heat Management devices. Below are the links to our recommended HMD's: