Introducing the new Alpaca Rook Bowl – a chess-inspired design that functions like a standard phunnel bowl with notches around the spire to prevent foil drag and increase airflow. Each Rook bowl is handcrafted with a proprietary clay mix and glazes, ensuring high quality and durability. The Rook bowl is the most traditional of the bowls that Alpaca offers, as it’s a traditional funnel bowl with a unique rooked spire design, which helps to provide extra airflow and help prevent foil drag. The bowl has a capacity of 20-30 grams of tobacco, varying based on the type of tobacco or flavor used. The Rook bowl is 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide at the top, and is suitable for dark, medium, and blonde leaf tobacco. It is a great for fluff pack flavours as a result of its larger size. The Rook is compatible with HMD’s as well as foil.
The Alpaca Rook Hookah Bowl has a height of 4 inches (10.16 cm) and width of 3 inches (7.62 cm) at the top. It has a capacity of 20-30 grams of tobacco.
The Rook bowl is the most traditional of the bowls that Alpaca offers, as it’s a traditional funnel bowl with a unique rooked spire design, which helps to provide extra airflow and help prevent foil drag. It’s newer shallower variation makes it great for dark leaf brands that take a semi-dense to dense pack, its larger size however, helps this bowl excel at fluff pack. It is made of high-quality clay that is durable and long-lasting. The bowl is offered in various glaze styles, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your taste and setup.
Pros and Cons of the Alpaca Rook Bowl
- The rooked spire design helps to increase airflow and prevent foil drag.
- The bowl is handcrafted in the USA with a proprietary food-safe clay mix and glaze, ensuring high quality and durability.
- The bowls new shallower design makes it great for dark leaf brands that take a semi-dense to dense pack.
- The Alpaca Rook Bowl is specifically designed to fit the Kaloud Lotus I+ HMD perfectly.
- Compatible with aluminum foil and the AOT Provost.
- The bowl’s size and color may vary due to the handmade nature of the product.
How to use the Alpaca Roo Bowl
When using the Rook Hookah Bowl, it is important to pack your bowl using the correct density required by your tobacco or flavor type. Always keep your flavor packed below the rim to avoid it touching your foil or heat management device. The Rook bowl is specifically suggested to use with blonde, medium and dark leaf tobacco’s. To achieve the best results, we recommend pairing the Alpaca Rook Bowl with a heat management device such as the Kaloud Lotus I+.
It is also suitable to use foil with an AOT Provost. To ensure optimal airflow when using foil, it is important to poke as necessary, with two rows of holes recommended along the area over the tobacco. The amount of charcoal depends on the size of coal you plan to use. A lot of factors contribute to what’s best, such as the kind of flavor being used, the type of heat management device and so on. Have a specific question? Feel free to message us!
Compared to traditional phunnel bowls, the Rook Hookah Bowl offers a modern take on the classic design with its rooked spire which helps to increase airflow and prevent foil drag. It is similar in design to the traditional phunnel bowls but with the added benefits of being handcrafted with proprietary clay mix and glazes, and being tested for heavy metals and carcinogens to ensure safety. The higher quality clay compensates for using less flavor, meaning session time isn’t compromised. Compared to other Alpaca bowls, the Rook Hookah Bowl is suitable for someone looking for a traditional funnel bowl design with the added benefits of a rooked spire and increased airflow.
Those only looking to use a foil free heat management device such as the Kaloud Lotus I+ can also consider the Alpaca LeRook Bowl which boasts a deeper capacity and raised ledge for the HMD to sit on securely. It also offers more space to the flavour so it can avoid touching the device and burning.
How the Alpaca Rook Bowl Has Evolved From Previous Models
The Alpaca Rook Hookah Bowl is the new and improved version of the classic phunnel bowl design. With its unique rooked spire, it’s perfect to add a little extra airflow and prevent foil drag. The newest version comes in a more shallow design. This makes it great for dark leaf brands that take a semi-dense to dense pack. It’s handcrafted with a special clay mix and glazes that are sure to make you and your hookah happy. This bowl is perfect for those who want to upgrade from the traditional phunnel bowl design, but still want to keep that classic look.
The Alpaca Rook Bowl is compatible with all modern hookah pipes. This includes any traditional style hookah that has a male head receiving port. It is specifically designed to fit the Kaloud Lotus I+ HMD perfectly, but it can also be used with other HMD’s. It is also compatible with foil and Provost. The bowl is best used with blonde, medium and dark leaf tobacco’s. Most sizes of charcoal can be made to adapt to this bowl depending on your type of tobacco.
Allow the bowl to cool down after your session before washing. Sudden temperature changes can cause cracking. Remove the flavor and then wipe the trench with a wet cloth under running water. Use soap to wash the bowl. Allow to dry. For quick reloading, use an oven glove or thick rag to handle the bowl so that you can pack while it is hot. Take extra caution while doing so.
Got questions about the Alpaca Rook Bowl? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:
Q: How does the rooked spire design help with airflow and foil drag?
A: The rooked spire design helps to increase airflow by providing extra space for air to pass through and prevents foil drag by creating notches around the spire for the foil to sit in.
Q: What type of tobacco is the Rook Bowl suitable for?
A: The Rook Bowl is suitable for blonde, medium, and dark leaf tobacco.
Q: What are the dimensions of the Rook Bowl?
A: The Rook Bowl is 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide at the top. It has a capacity of 20-30 grams of tobacco.
Q: Is the Rook Bowl compatible with heat management devices?
A: Yes, the Rook Bowl is compatible with most HMD’s as well as foil.
Q: How does the Rook Bowl compare to other Alpaca bowls?
A: Compared to most other Alpaca bowls, the Rook is suitable for someone looking for longer sessions and versatility. It also has added benefits of a rooked spire and increased airflow. Those only looking to use a foil free heat management device such as the Kaloud Lotus I+ can also consider the Alpaca LeRook Bowl which boasts a deeper capacity and raised ledge for the HMD to sit on securely. It also offers more space to the flavor so it can avoid touching the device and burning.
Alpaca also offers a Mini Rook bowl which is a smaller version of the Rook bowl. It is perfect for the Provost, and more viable for dark leaf tobaccos.