Re: Stainless Steel + Brass
It's not just a Brass hookah that deflects heat. My old Egyptian (33") wouldn't get hot no matter HOW many coals on it. The inner core was brass, but the outter was steel. And my 22" Egyptain (steel only) gets slightly warm under the tray, but not hot enough to burn.
I think it's more of the heigh - longer stem allows the heat to dispurse more. Plus ALUM does conduct heat like a (beep), so that could be adding to the issue with the Bamino.