Does a big hookah smoke better than a small hookah? "Does Size Really Matter?" By Christophanes / May 25, 2008 share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Email Share... The answer to this question is ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ The general thought on this topic is that larger hookahs smoke better than smaller hookahs due to the longer shaft, which allows more time for the smoke to cool as it travels to the water, where it is filtered and further cooled. We’ve done our research and performed numerous tests and we've concluded that when comparing a large hookah to a small one, you may notice some difference, but it will be subtle. When comparing two hookahs that are closer in size, the difference is often imperceptible. One factor to consider is the size of the hookah base. The larger the hookah base, the more room for smoke, which produces thicker, denser puffs. Nonetheless, there are many small hookahs we sell that smoke as well as the larger ones due to the shape and volume of their hookah base. However, there is such a thing as too small of a hookah, but some people chose to sacrifice smoking quality for portability and convenience. The choice is up to you and we'll be happy to assist you in making that decision! Rest assured though, if a hookah smokes poorly we will not carry it, but some hookah definitely smoke better than others. One point to note though is that the size and thickness of the hose you use in your hookah is a large factor to the way your hookah will smoke. The thicker the tube the easier it is to pull through and thus it can provide a thicker smoke. The Nammor Hookah Hose is known to be the best smoking hookah hose available. The shisha tobacco and hookah charcoal you use are one of the biggest factors to how well your hookah will smoke.