A method for filling a capsule for use in a hookah or like water pipe with a smoking product made from a mixture of solid and liquid components comprises deagglomerating, grinding, breaking up, pasting, milling, (or the like) the smoking product mixture, filling the capsule with a predetermined amount of the smoking product and then sealing the capsule with the smoking product therein. The consumable product may be compressed or compacted into the capsule and may substantially fill the capsule to achieve a predetermined density. The capsule may be metallic, and an inert atmosphere may be provided within he sealed capsule. The capsule may comprise a flange and be sealed with a closure, which may be crimped onto the flange. The capsule may be provided to the user in a further package, preferably a blister package filled with an inert atmosphere,

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