Re: Through the hose...
if its the el cheapo its probably not washable unless its one of the black rubber hoses with plastic tips. yep gota love the settled smoke or rust bits. if the hose is not washable it probably wont be easy to fix and unless its a nice hose probably will be better and easier to get a new washable one.
i started sucking the smoke out of my hose when i am done and it keeps the residual taste down and doesnt get the junk in it and i only wash them every few week (smoke 2-3 hours a day usually going back and forth between the 2)