Please clean all components before using the shisha. The base should be completely unscrewed and each component should be cleaned with lukewarm water. It is especially important that the components are dried again afterwards and that there are no water residues on the stainless steel parts! Please do not use hot water when cleaning. Threads and grinds can jam if these areas are wet and not dried properly. Please make absolutely sure after each cleaning process that the threads and grinds are dry, as well as the areas where the grind or thread is screwed in / plugged in. Especially grinders tend to jam when they are inserted a little tighter. So that the pressure on the ground joints is not too strong, place the ground joints only lightly into each other and do not increase the pressure on the ground joint, for example by putting your head on the head adapter and then lightly inserting the carbon plate with ground joint into the smoke column. With the thread on the bowl and on the base, make sure that it is not screwed too tightly, otherwise it can tilt.
How will Edition 4 be structured?
The base of the Edition 4 is already assembled if you buy an Edition 4. Screw the dip tube into the base and then screw the smoke column into the base from above, so that the thread of the dip tube is screwed to the smoke column. Then assemble the carbon plate by pushing the head adapter with the external thread through the hole in the carbon plate and then screw it with the 18/8 ground joint to M16x1 adapter. You can now put the charcoal plate in the smoke column. Fill the bowl with water and screw your assembly onto the thread of the bowl. Please be careful when placing the base on the thread, as the base has an external thread and can be damaged if the stainless steel is struck. Now place the 4 x 11mm glass balls in the side holes of the base and then insert a tube end piece in each of them. Then the silicone tube with mouthpiece can be attached to the tube ends. Please make sure that the shisha is never worn on the stainless steel parts, but only on the glass. The bowl and the stainless steel parts should also not be cleaned in the dishwasher. Warm temperatures and the use of aggressive detergent could damage the glue on the bowl. By rust on other objects in the dishwasher, this can get on the hookah, this should of course be prevented!
Adjust APS (AEON Purge System)
The base of the Edition 4 has the function of blowing the smoke out of the bowl, although each port has a ball in it. This works with the built-in APS component (AEON Purge System). The default setting of the base is in the flush position. This ensures an easy blow out, but the system can leak if you pull extremely hard or several people pull at the same time. Here it is recommended to turn the APS in a little, because this increases the spring tension in the APS and the system becomes tighter. The maximum setting of the APS can be seen on the right side of the picture and ensures that the system is extremely tight, however, the blow-out is then no longer so smooth. We recommend you to try several positions of the APS. If you want to smoke alone, we would recommend you to turn in all APS except one almost completely (where your hose is positioned) and to remove the ball at your hose connection. The APS can also be in other hose connections in a different setting. It is not necessary to adjust all 4 APS in the same way. Please note that the further the APS is screwed into the base, the tighter the system will be, but also the harder it will be to blow out.
APS – General info
The APS is used for venting the hookah, which allows blowing out via the hose. All adjustments that can be made here by means of the threaded bushing are only for tuning to blow the smoke out of the bowl. The sensitivity of the pull cannot be adjusted (i.e. how easy it is to pull on the hose).
APS – Adjustment
To find the best setting for you, it is enough to screw the base with dip tube into the bowl filled with water (the APS must be installed). It is enough to pull the hose and blow, that makes the adjustment much easier.
First of all an info:
– Preload on the APS should be increased (APS is turned clockwise) – makes it more difficult to blow out, the back pressure is higher, the system is tighter, recommended when several people smoke at the same time.
– Loosen the preload on the APS (turn the APS counterclockwise) – this makes it easier to blow out, the backpressure is lower, the system becomes more leaky if the hose is pulled hard, recommended for a single smoker.
For the basic setting, the threaded sleeves should be approx. Be screwed 1-2mm deep into the base. Please make sure that after cleaning the shisha, the holes of the base as well as the components of the APS are dried thoroughly.
When to adjust how?
Generally the lighter test is recommended.
Here, the hose connection is pulled by means of a hose and tested with a lighter whether the remaining 3 hose connections pull the flame into the hookah. Hold a lighter little by little next to the 3 hose end pieces, where no hose is plugged on it. Turn on the lighter and then pull on your hose.
point 1. Flame pulls into the hose connection?
– Unscrew the shisha and increase the preload of the threaded sleeves at all connections by half a turn (clockwise deeper into the base).
Repeat the procedure until the flame of the lighter is no longer affected by the suit.
Point 2. Flame does not draw into the hose connection from the beginning?
– Here, if you want, because you find it too hard to blow out, you can loosen the preloads a little (counterclockwise out of base).
Please be careful not to loosen the preload too much, otherwise foreign air could be pulled along. If this happens, proceed again as in point 1.
The system vibrates or whistles?
– In most cases this is because the preload of the spring is too low or the components are wet. If you can’t find a solution to your problem despite the above instructions, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by WhatsApp to +49 151 40510670, we will help you as soon as possible.
Adjust the draught
The draft reducer which is included in the Edition 4 – Premium and Premium Plus, can be optionally attached to a hose end to adjust the draft. The draught reducer is placed between the silicone hose and the hose end piece and reduces the draught from 11mm to 7.5mm. So if you prefer a heavier traditional draught, you can use the draught reducer.
If you smoke alone on the Edition 4 – Basic, Premium or Premium Plus, you are welcome to take the ball out of the base at your connection. This will make the draft a little better and you can blow out even easier.
The draw of the Edition 4 can be adjusted by the length of the dip tube and the smoke column. If you have a short dip tube and a short smoke column, the smoking of the Edition 4 is more direct and you draw fresh smoke faster, because the volume in the bowl is smaller. This is not recommended if you smoke with several people at the same time, because the smoke can get warm too fast. If you smoke with 3 or 4 people at the same time, we recommend you to smoke with a long dip tube and a long smoke column.
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
– How much water must be in the bowl?
Since all bowls are handmade and always slightly different, we can not give a blanket indication of how much water must be in the bowl. The dip tube without diffuser should be approx. be 1.5 – 2cm in the water. If you use a diffuser, then the water should be approx. be 1 cm above the upper end of the diffuser.
– How often should I clean the shisha?
The hookah should be cleaned thoroughly after each smoking session. Please unscrew all components and clean them thoroughly with lukewarm water. Afterwards, please dry all components well and then reassemble them.
– The Edition 4 hums – what could be the reason for that??
If the Edition 4 hums when blowing out, it is because the spring in the APS is wet. Please clean the components individually in the APS and then dry the components thoroughly again. Also by screwing in the spring you can see if the humming goes away.
– Can I attach an 18/8 grind to the Edition 4, z.B. a molasses trap ?
Yes you can. The smoke column elements each have an 18/8 ground joint at the top and thus all smoke columns, molasses catchers or pre-coolers with 18/8 ground joints can be attached there.
– The smoke does not come out at the top but at the hoses, what is the reason for that??
The fact that smoke can also come out of the hose end pieces is completely normal. There are 8 bullets built into the Edition 4. The 4 small 6mm take off earlier, because they are much lighter than the 4 11mm balls in the hose end pieces. However, if the pressure is so high (for example, if you blow out very strongly), the other 11mm balls are also lifted and the smoke can escape from the hose ends. If the smoke only escapes from the hose end pieces and not from the 6mm balls, then the 6mm balls are clogged. For this, please just hold the other 3 hose end pieces and blow hard (best to take the head off the hookah first, in case water splashes up). The best way to unclog the small 6mm balls in the base is of course to take them out and thoroughly dry the area where the balls are in, dry the ball and the ball container so that the balls don’t get stuck.