The hookah snobs’ eyes were opened to a whole new world of hookah fun during our fieldtrip to the Titanium Hookah Lounge in Anaheim last month. We were introduced to their “Ultimate Paradise Hookah,” which was comprised of half a pineapple mounted on the hookah, covered in tobacco, with an orange juice filled hookah base. Paradise, indeed! It was a delicious smoking experience! The hookah master who worked there took time out to show us how to make our own – bless her! Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own!
Step 1: Cut a pineapple in half
Step 2: Core the pineapple. Make the hole a little smaller on the bottom, then widen as it reaches the top (inside) of the pineapple.
Step 3: Mount the pineapple on the hookah
(Oh – don’t forget to have filled up your hookah with orange juice and ice – instead of plain old water).
Step 4: Cover the core/hole with a small piece of foil. Secure it in place with two toothpicks, snapped in half. Use a pin or toothpick to make small holes throughout the foil (just the portion covering the core/hole).
Step 5: Take your tobacco of choice (I used Argelini Blue Legend – they used Starbuzz Blue Mist at Titanium Hookah) and sprinkle it straight onto the pineapple, around the foil. Do not allow it to cover the foil.
Step 6: Cover the entire kit and caboodle with foil. Don’t wrap the foil too tight – allow the tobacco to sit on top of the pineapple without being too squished. Use a pin or toothpick to make small holes around the pineapple rim that covers the tobacco.
Step 7: Place five coals around the section of foil with the small holes.
Step 8: Enjoy your pineapple delight!!!
I would love to hear your experiences with your own pineapple delights! Let me know how it goes – or better yet – share other ideas you have tried for mixing up your hookah experience!