Hookah, Shisha, Charcoal, Bowls and many more other Frequently Asked Questions and more at Pars Market in Columbia

Hookah FAQ

Here are answers to frequently asked questions. If you don’t find it here, please be sure to Contact .

The hookahlooks very complicated, do they come with instructions?

Hookah is committed to providing expert support for Hookah smokers around the world. Each of our hookahs comes complete with detailed instructions.As well, we have a number of online resources including set-up instructions and the history of hookah .If you would like to consult a hookah expert, please Contact us either by Facebook or submit an Email to us.

Hookah and Name of the Parts in Hookah Drawn by Pars Market Columbia Maryland

What size hookah should I consider?

Shisha smoking has long been a social group activity and is something to consider when choosing your hookah. Any size hookah can be used by an individual smoker, but the size and weight of a large hookah, makes it more convenient for large groups or a hookah party. Large Hookahs (28 to 35 inches) are generally constructed with wider tubing rather than smaller hookahs to keep the hookah in proportion and  are better to support larger groups. Medium Hookahs (21 to 27 inches) can support groups of three to five people and are wonderful for solo smoking. Small Hookahs (20 inches and smaller) are best suited for solo smoking or groups of three or less. The compact size of small hookahs makes them easy to store or carry along. At Pars Market in Columbia,Maryland you can find all the supplies needed for your hookah and many more that would surprise you how much Hookah, Shisha selection we stock in our store!

Pars Market best Hookah shop and Selection in Maryland 21045

Most Unique Persian Handmade Wooden Hookah at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 

 How many hoses?

The number of hoses to have on your hookah comes down to a matter of personal choice. As long as the coal is kept hot and the water pipe is kept tight, there is no difference in the quality of smoking from a one-hose hookah or a four-hose hookah but one smokes at a time. All of our multi-hose hookahs come with complete with hose caps and rubber stem plugs so that extra hose connections that are not in use can be sealed off. 

Large Two Hose Hookah at Pars Market Shisha Store Hookah Shop in Columbia Maryland 21045Beautiful Small Hookah at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045 


How often should I clean my hookah?

The water in the glass vase should be emptied after every smoking session. Remember that the water in the glass vase acts as the filter for the smoke, so we recommend that you wash out the glass vase after every use. Clean the metal stem with the cleaning brush and very carefully funnel clear hot water through the hose on a regular basis. Never use soap to clean your hookah, as it may contaminate the taste of the smoke. Both the metal stem and the hookah hose should be completely dry before smoking with them again.

Small Bowl, Large Bwl and New Vortex Bowl sold at Pars Market LLc in Columbia Maryland 21045
Small Bowl, Large Bowl and New Vortex Bowl

The smoke is too harsh, what am I doing wrong?

This could be a number of reasons. You may have too much coal on your bowl and you may have burned your shisha. If you remove some of the coal and the smoke is still too harsh then you have indeed burned your shisha and will have to re-pack a new bowl. Also be sure to change the water in your hookah after each session to keep your smoke tasting fresh. 

Hookah Poster by the window at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

Al Fakher Shisha Tobacco next to Hookahs at Pars Market 

I’m not getting enough smoke, what am I doing wrong?

Most likely, the reason you are not getting enough smoke is because your hookah is not air tight or enough water. Double check the connections between the metal shaft / glass base, metal shaft / hose, and metal shaft / clay bowl. If you are still not getting enough smoke, it might be because you don’t have enough coal on your bowl or that your bowl is clogged with shisha. Make sure not to make the wholes too big on the aluminum foil on your bowl. Also, make sure you are not packing too much flavor. You don’t have to pack it too  tightly as this will affect the amount of smoke. Make sure water does not come threw the hose, just enough to make bubbles in the hookah.  Any problems, Please Contact us at Pars Market or bring it in.

Full line of all Accessory and replacement part for hookahs available at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045
Full line of all Accessory and replacement part for hookahs available at Pars Market

How long does the flavored shisha last?

Shisha is a special blend of fresh shisha leaves, fruit pulp, and molasses or honey. When kept fresh, the shisha can last for up to a year. To maintain freshness, this shisha needs to be stored in an airtight container and stored in a cool dry place such as a cabinet or a drawer.

How long will one hookah bowl of shisha last?

Each bowl lasts approximately half hour to an hour depending on the coal on your bowl and size.

Bowl with three heads sold and available at Pars Market LLC in Columbia Maryland 21045

Bowl with Cover on, Suitable for smoking inside outside or in the wind sold at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045  

How long will one charcoal last?

Each charcoal lasts approximately half hour to an hour, if smoked the right way.

Cleopatra Egytian Natural Carbon Charcoal for Hookah at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

Cleopatra Egyptian Hookah open bag sold at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045 

Egyptian Cleopatra Carbon Charcoal for Hookah at Pars Market Columbia Maryland



How many bowls in each pack of shisha?

We mostly carry Wide selection of Al Fakher and Starbuzz Shishas at Pars Market

 In a 50g pack there are approximately four to six bowls.

In a 250g pack there are approximately twenty to thirty bowls.


In a 500g Carton there are ten individual 50g packs, approximately forty to sixty bowls. 

Plenty of Bowls and Tobacco products as well as replacement parts for your Hookah at Pars Market. So put on your shoes and Come On IN!!!!!!!!!!

More View from the Al Fakher Flavors at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

Wide Selection of Starbuzz Shisha Flavors at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045Wide Selection of Alfakher Shshia Flavors at Pars Market


Exotic Melon Blue Starbuzz Shisha Tobacco at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

 Note: You must 18 years or older to order this product.

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