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Hookah Shafts/Stems FAQ

Hookah shafts, or stems, are the heart or skeleton of the hookah pipe as they connect all the other components together to bring the hookah in shape. The hookah shaft is an essential element as the ease of smoking, the taste of the smoke, and the device's service life depend on its quality. The main purpose of the hookah shaft is to carry the smoke to the base, reducing the temperature of the vapor through the water.

When it comes to finding the perfect hookah shaft, you'll mainly want to consider not only the aesthetic but also the material. You'll want something that is both durable and easy to clean.

At Hookah-Shisha, we offer a wide selection of high-quality hookah stems made from various materials. Whether you're looking for a wooden shaft, a stainless steel shaft, or high-grade aircraft aluminum, we have a variety of options to choose from. Our stems also come in various sizes, so you can find the perfect hookah shaft for your smoking setup.

Whether you're looking to replace your current stem or want to create your own custom hookah pipe from the ground up, you've come to the right place. You'll find hookah shafts from world-class manufacturers like Regal, B2, Starbuzz, HookahJohn, and more that'll contain a variety of useful features designed to provide you with the best hookah session possible. Need help finding the right stem? Reach out to our friendly customer service team, and we'll be happy to assist.

What type of hookah stem do I need?

Everyone has their style, and the most important thing to consider when looking at stems is your personal preference. When choosing a stem, you should consider the design, material, style, and color. Be sure to also know what type of base you’ll need to work with your new stem - whether you already have one or are seeking to build a new custom hookah. You'll want to choose the right option that creates the best experience for you. You can browse our wide selection of stems to find the perfect option.

What comes with a hookah stem?

What comes with a hookah depends on the model. Many stems are sold as standalone items and will not include any additional pieces. However, others will include a tray or grommets. To find out what exactly comes with a specific shaft, take a look at its description for more details.

Will my base work with these stems?

We carry a variety of different-sized hookahs and bases, so not all of them are compatible with each other. To find out if your stem and base are compatible, you can check the measurements on their respective product pages or contact our friendly customer service team for assistance. Generally speaking, most of the stems we carry will work with any large-style base like the Khalil Mamoon bases for example.

How should I clean my hookah pipe?

To clean hookah shafts, you'll want to separate every part possible for a deep clean. Traditional hoses should be cleared of all smoke and hung out to dry. You should rinse washable hoses and blow out as much water as possible. You can use a hookah brush and hot water to clean the hookah stem and vase thoroughly. Check out our blog for a more detailed look into hookah maintenance.

How often should I clean my hookah?

You should clean your hookah frequently. It's vital that you clean it right after smoking to get the smell and the remainder of flavor removed. If you wait to clean the equipment, any smell or “flavor-ghosting” can “stain” the inside of the hookah and make it much harder to remove later on. “Flavor-ghosting” from unclean hookahs can cause unfavorable flavor profiles if switching between different types of flavor.

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