What Are Hookah Bases? How To Choose One



Hookah bases are a critical component of your hookah. If you have a new base, or if you’re trying to decide between two different kinds of bases, it’s important to understand what they are and how they differ from each other. It’s also important that you choose the right one for your particular needs and lifestyle. This guide will help explain everything you need to know about choosing the best hookah base for yourself!

What Are Hookah Bases?

Hookah bases are the part of your hookah that sits on the floor. They hold the water, which should be purged before each use and replaced with fresh water every 1-2 hours. The base provides stability for your hookah when you’re using it, as well as helping to cool down any smoke that comes out of it. They can be made from different materials like wood, acrylic and even metal (which is great if you want some extra weight).

How Thick Should Hookah Bases Be?

As a general rule, thicker bases are more stable and durable than their thinner counterparts. The reason for this is that they have more material to absorb the heat and keep your hookah safe from harm while you’re using it. On the other hand, thinner bases will be easier to store or transport because they take up less space in your bag or pocket. If you plan on travelling with your hookah often or want something that can fit nicely into your car’s trunk or glove compartment, then thicker bases might be an ideal choice for you!

How To Choose A Hookah Base That Fits A Stem

When choosing a hookah base, you should make sure that the stem of your hookah is compatible with the base. This can be tricky because each brand has its own specifications and sizes, but here’s how to find out if yours will fit:

  • The stem should fit snugly in its socket. If it slides out easily or falls off when you try to put it back on, then there may be an issue with your choice of bases.
  • Make sure that the diameter of your chosen hookah stem matches up with its diameter (1½ inches for most brands). If not, then this part may need replacing with something else—for example, if you have an extra-large Egyptian ceramic base but want something smaller from another company like Maverick Hookahs or Fumari Tobacco Company which makes similar products but uses thinner glass pipes instead—it’s easy enough just buy one new pipe instead! Just make sure before buying anything else though since sometimes these companies offer discounts when purchasing multiple items together at once so check first before committing yourself too deeply to spending hard-earned cash

What Kind Of Glass Is Used For Hookah Bases?

The most popular material for hookah bases is glass, which is durable and easy to clean. It also lasts a long time because it keeps the heat in. Glass is heavy, so it’s not ideal for travelling with your hookah base or glass bowl.

If you want to keep things simple, this can be an awesome option! If you want something that looks more like traditional hookah bowls but without the weight and bulkiness of glass—or if you just don’t want any extra weight on your head—this may not be right for you either though as there are other materials out there (like metal) that have similar qualities but won’t break when dropped off an armoire onto tile flooring…

Types Of Hookah Bases

There are three types of bases:

  • Mini-base. This is a small, flat base that’s used to rest your hookah on when you’re not using it. It’s often made from glass or metal and has a large opening for smoke to flow through.
  • Deluxe base. The deluxe base looks like an upside-down cone with two openings at the top where you insert your hose, allowing more airflow into your hookah bowl than with mini-bases or no bases at all!
  • Universal stand (also called “universal” or “egg”). This is simply another kind of hookah stand that can hold any size stem and bowl, including larger ones like Khalil Mamoon bowls—but if you want something easy to use without having to worry about finding different sized bases each time you want different sizes then this may be what works best for you!

The right hookah base may seem like an unimportant purchase, but it can make a difference in the quality of your smoking experience.

The right hookah base may seem like an unimportant purchase, but it can make a difference in the quality of your smoking experience.

Hookah bases are the part of the hookah that holds the stem and bowl. They’re typically made out of wood or other materials, but some companies offer high-quality steel bases too. The important thing to consider when buying a new base is whether it meets your needs: if you want something that looks good while being durable enough to last through years’ worth of use, choose something like those made by Khalil Mamoon (which we’ll discuss later). If all you care about is how well it performs during use then go ahead and get yourself a more affordable option; however, if durability isn’t a top priority then don’t worry too much about price—it might not matter as much after all!


Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand the different types of hookah bases and how to choose one that fits your needs. Remember that the base is just one component of your hookah, so don’t forget about other important factors such as the shisha and how it’s packed before you commit to a purchase!