The Joe Bowl is a high-quality, Turkish-style hookah bowl made of Czech clay in Russia. Measuring 7cm wide and almost 8cm tall, with a tobacco trench that is 6cm wide and 2cm deep, this bowl has a packing capacity of 15-18g. It is known for its durability, able to withstand regular use without breaking, and its ability to maintain heat well. Great for both blonde and dark leaf tobacco’s.
The bowl has a 5 hole design and is finished in a classic, unglazed style. It is free of harmful impurities and is environmentally friendly, as it was made through a sustainable manufacturing process. The unglazed finish also gives it a vintage look that is sure to be a hit with hookah enthusiasts. The bowl is best used with foil, as it may not provide a snug fit for foil-less HMDs (heat management devices). It is compatible with all male fitment hookah ports and works with most modern hookah pipes.
Pros and Cons of the Joe Bowl
- Turkish style bowl works well with dark leaf tobaccos.
- Finish is free of harmful impurities.
- Manufacturing process is environmentally friendly.
- Unglazed finish may potentially lead to some ghosting (though this has not been confirmed through testing).
- Will not provide a snug fit for HMDs (heat management devices).
How to use the Joe Bowl
Using the Joe Bowl is easy! Simply pack the tobacco into the bowl, making sure to fill the trench around the edge. Use the proper packing density for the type of flavour you are using. Place a piece of foil over the top of the bowl, securing it in place. Poke holes in the foil with a toothpick or similar tool, making sure to leave enough space between the holes for proper airflow. Place your heated coals on the foil and enjoy your smoke!
Compared to other Russian Turkish-style bowls, the Joe Bowl is one of the most affordable options on the market. It has a strong foundational integrity and a unique finish that sets it apart from other brands. The type of clay used in its construction and the finish may affect how well it works with different types of tobacco, so it is important to consider these factors when making your choice.
How the Joe Bowl Has Evolved From Previous Models
As this is the basic, “vintage” model of the bowl, there are no previous models to compare it to. However, Joe Bowl offers a variety of styles and designs to suit different functions, so be sure to check out their other options if you are looking for something specific. We may not carry all of this brands models of bowls but we make sure to have all types of styles from a variety of brands and hand select the best of each.
To keep your bowl in top shape for a long time, proper care is crucial. Let the bowl cool down fully before cleaning it. To clean, first remove any remaining flavor and then wipe the bowl with a damp cloth under running water. Next, use soap to clean all surfaces of the bowl thoroughly. Let the bowl air dry completely before using it again. For easy handling while the bowl is still warm, you can use a heat-resistant glove or thick cloth, but always exercise caution to avoid burns. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your bowl stays in great condition for many years to come.
Got questions about the Joe Bowl? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:
Q: Can the Joe Bowl be used with HMDs?
A: The Joe Bowl is best used with foil, as it may not provide a snug fit for HMDs. However most devices such as the Lotus I+ are still compatible, they just won’t be able to lock into the trench as they spread wider than the width of this bowl.
Q: Is the Joe Bowl prone to ghosting?
A: The unglazed finish of the Joe Bowl may potentially lead to some ghosting, though no feedback has been provided on this type of finish and further testing may be needed to confirm.
Q: Is the Joe Bowl compatible with all hookah pipes?
A: The bowl is compatible with all male fitment hookah ports and works with most modern hookah pipes.