Shisha charcoal briquettes quality is very important to hookah smoking experience. But choosing the right charcoal isn’t as easy as it seems. To figure out how to choose the right shisha charcoal briquettes, you need to know a few characteristics that high-quality shisha charcoal briquettes often have.
Shisha charcoal briquettes on the market is generally divided into three categories: traditional natural charcoals, quick lighting natural
charcoals, and quick lighting charcoals. Each kind of the shisha/hookah
charcoal has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Igniting time is the most concern that hookah charcoal smoker care about, because it is directly related to the smoking experience. In this respect, the performance of traditional natural charcoals is the most inferior, which spend as long as 7 to 10 minutes. What’s more, traditional natural charcoals often need an accessory, heater stove or big lighter, to ignite the charcoal. While quick lighting natural charcoals need a small lighter and often spend about 1 minute to light itself. Quick lighting charcoals only need a match or a small lighter to light itself and the ignition time is as short as 30 seconds.
When we compare their price, we notice that traditional natural charcoals are the cheapest ranging from 0.04-0.1 € / pc. Quick lighting natural charcoals are often 0.1-0.17 € / pc, and quick lighting charcoals are the most expensive kind, often as high as 0.1-0.2 € / pc.
In terms of taste, traditional natural shisha charcoal briquettes and quick lighting natural coals are the best. They offer you natural tobacco taste. Quick lighting charcoals, however, have a slice of unhappy smell.
In terms of lighting duration. Traditional natural shisha charcoal briquette has the longest burning time of about 45 to 75 minutes. However, the burning time of quick lighting natural charcoals are slightly shorter than that of traditional natural shisha charcoal briquettes, which is normally 30 to 40 minutes. Quick lighting shisha charcoal briquettes burn 25 to 60 minutes, depending on the quality you buy.
In terms of ash, traditional natural shisha charcoal briquettes produce the lowest amount of ash compared to the other two kinds. Quick lighting natural charcoals produce average amount of ash. Quick lighting shisha charcoal briquettes produce the highest amount of ash due to additive adding.
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