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Adding Milk to a Hookah Base

A common misconception in the hookah world involves believing that adding milk to the water in a hookah base can enhance the flavor and smoothness of the smoke. Many lounges offer to add milk to the base as an "upcharge" advertising that it makes your clouds thicker. Some people believe that milk can help to cool and filter the smoke, making it less harsh and more enjoyable to smoke.

Truth be told, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, and adding milk to a hookah base can be potentially harmful as it can create a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, which can lead to infections and other health risks. Additionally, the proteins and fats in milk can clog the hookah's downstem and hose, affecting the quality and taste of the smoke.

Furthermore, In our experience, milk will not make your smoke any thicker as many people claim. The amount of smoke you get from your bowl depends on how the bowl is packed, and how the heat is managed. For example, if you want to enhance the flavor of the smoke or the thickness of the smoke, you can try using high-quality shisha flavour, natural coconut hookah charcoal, and a heat management device, which can provide a smoother and more consistent smoke. The liquid itself for the most part won’t really play into how thick your smoke actually gets.

If you do end up filling up your hookah base with milk, please note that immediate cleaning is recommended. The entire pipe should be thoroughly rinsed and cleaned immediately after smoking, as the milk may settle in the pipe during the smoking session. Usually, milk will "go bad" over a period of time, which will be reflected in the taste. Consequently, the vapors

given off by liquids that have gone bad can lead to health problems: Headaches, dizziness or nausea are possible consequences. It is therefore advisable to rinse out and clean the entire pipe thoroughly after smoking.

In conclusion, there are many techniques and additives that people use to enhance their hookah smoking experience, it is important to be mindful of the potential risks and health consequences!

Regards, Shisha Club

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