It's almost Halloween! Which means it's time for an annual tradition around the Hookah Company office - carving a pumpkin hookah. Pumpkins hookahs can be a little difficult to get perfect, but the process itself is pretty straighforward. Give it a try yourself and let us know how it works on the Hookah Company Twitter or Facebook page.
What You'll Need
- A good knife.
- Scooping instrument (for digging out pumpkin guts).
- Some sort of container or trash can (to dump the pumpkin guts).
- Paper towels.
- Hookah stem. You'll need one long enough to reach down into the water inside of the pumpkin, but not too long. We used a Furat hookah shaft.
- Marker to help with your measurements and cutting.
Steps to Making a Hookah Out of a Pumpkin
1) Make a mark around the top of the pumpkin where you will cut off the top. This will be the bigger of the two holes you cut, and the easier one to do. Take off the top of the pumpkin and cut the strings, seeds, and goop off of the underside.
2) Here's the fun part. Pull out all the messy pumpkin insides. Bonus: you can save the seeds for later and cook them.
3) Measure the diameter of your downstem. Then use this measurement to cut a smaller hole in the top of the pumpkin. This one is a little more difficult to pull off. You'll need to make it as small as possible in order to get a nice, tight seal when you insert the stem.
4) If the seal isn't tight enough, take some wet paper towels and wrap them around the base grommet to make it fit better.
5) Make a mark on the pumpkin where the bottom of the downstem will sit. Now fill that sucker up with water!
6) Put everything together and voila! Enjoy your pumpkin hookah. If you're still having trouble with the seal around the downstem, you can always add or take away paper towels or try different grommets until you get it just right.