Unboxing my new Hubbly

My primary Hubbly pipe (Hookah) has been well used, had numerous parts replaced and been the centre of many a good party. It still works but I found myself smoking my portable Hobo Hookah at home of late so I decided it was time to get a replacement.

I hit up the Hookah Company website as they have a pretty good selection and they ship to Japan at a reasonable rate. I have also used them before for Tobacco and a friend’s hubbly. I chose a big ass (107cm) Khalil Mamoon because they are the original Egyptian handmade brand and quite simply, I wanted something special to take care of me for the next few years.

Today it arrived.

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The packaging was superb. The vase and head were wrapped in bubble wrap and EVERYTHING was in a much bigger than necessary box packed with polystyrene chips. Quality protection for a quality hookah.
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I also got 4 100g tins of Starbuzz Bold tobacco 'cos I like the low nicotine and solid flavour of the brand. Apparently the Bold range is even better.
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I threw some Starbuzz Black Grape into my Tangiers Medium Phunnel bowl , fired up some Japanese coals and gave it a smoke. Put simply, the size and quality is superb. It is a very different smoking experience compared to smaller hubblies. even compared the mid size one we have back n South Africa. It is also the first time I have really gotten my phunnel bowl to work properly to bring out all the flavour. That said however I need to see how it handles a smaller head as a medium phunnel is WAY too much for one person at home especially a light smoker like me. It also needs a bit more breaking in. but I am well pleased with my new toy.
What do you think? Do you smoke hubbly? What is your setup? What do you like to smoke?

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