A windcover is a very handy piece of hookah equipment providing you handle it right. It’s usually made of steel or aluminium (sometimes with plastic handle) in order to resist high temperatures from burning charcoals.
Surprisingly, a significant ratio of hookah beginners does not have a clue about the purpose of a windcover which is mainly to keep the air around a burning hagar warmer. It’s also a priceless friend when you smoke outside in a windy weather. Additionally, when put on the metal tray under the hagar it protects charcoals placed on the tray. Thus, wind does not make them burn faster and their quality for good smoking experience is secured for longer time. There is, however, no serious need to use a windcover when you smoke in a room, as long as there are no storm windows that are open and letting in a draft, and have sufficient supplies of fresh charcoals. With a big hagar (bowl that can contain 15 or more grams of tobacco) the use of a windcover can lead to extremely high temperatures in the hagar and premature drying of the tobacco which has not been burn by smoking yet. As for the size of the windcover, it is completely irrelevant if you have a small hookah and a big windcover put on it. It just must fit around the hagar to protect it and lay down fully on the metal tray.
There is one more potential advantage of a windcover – its possible protective ability. When you smoke and your hookah falls there is a certain probability that the burning charcoals on the hagar will end up in the windcover instead of your brand new carpet…
There are no specific health risks linked specifically to smoking out of hookahs, but people with health issues like Medicare Florida patients may want to consult a physician first.
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