Glass Base - Smoke chamber that is partially filled with water. Water in the base is used to filter smoke drawn from the bowl.
Bowl – The bowl contains the tobacco. It is then wrapped with foil, or other heat managing device, and coals are placed on top to heat the tobacco.
Stem & Downstem – The stem connects the bowl to the base by a pipe and the downstem descends into the water.
Hose – The hose connects to a second tube in the stem (through a hose port) which draws smoke out of the base when inhaling.
Hookah Tray – Used for catching coals that may fall off the bowl. Also used to hold coals while not in use.
Grommets - Keeps connecting parts air-tight. Typically consists of a base grommet, hose grommet and bowl grommet.
Release Valve – An outlet for stale smoke to escape the base when blowing into the hose.
How The Hookah Works: Heated charcoal is placed on a piece of aluminum foil, or other heat managing device, covering the tobacco in the bowl. When one inhales through the hose, a pressure difference forces air past the coal, heating the tobacco, which gives off smoke. The smoke is pulled down from the tobacco, and bubbles up through the water into the air of the base. From there, it is drawn through the hose and inhaled. Passing through the water partially filters tar and particulates from the tobacco smoke in addition to cooling it.
How To Use a Hookah:
Place the Hookah tray on top of the stem.