Author Topic: Hookah!  (Read 3412 times)

Offline Ziggybrew

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« on: May 27, 2011, 08:15:18 AM »
I quit smoking. It was the toughest weekend of my life (as well as the following few weeks). A year later... someone bought me a hookah as a gift. I had been tabacco/nicotine free for that year. I was terified to try it. There was no way I wanted to restart an addiction. I did some research before using it.
  Hookah is not addictive. Some hashish (Not illicit --tobacco, molasses, honey and fruit puree) has little or almost no nicotine or tar. Some hashish has no tabacco at all. It is a great addition to brewday. A conversation piece too. My favorite (totally not expected) is Cantelope Hashish. I smoke maybe twice a month as a treat. Non smokers love the aroma; some say it smells like blueberry muffins or insence.
Anyway, maybe it would be a good alternative to somebody trying to quit smoking. But it's nice to have cooking during mash and boil times when the music is playing. Just a thought.

Offline Nightbiker

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Re: Hookah!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 07:40:35 PM »
always wanted to try one of those things.  I always thought they looked cool as all get-out.
I DO enjoy smoking fine cigars, and from time to time my tobacco pipe.  But the end of a long brew day is generally celebrated (by myself -and I mean alone, on the back porch, with a homebrewed pint and one of my better cigars). 
All life-threatening conditions are self-resolving if given enough time.