Originally Posted by Adrian
out of curiosity, what is the "proper" way to purge?
Well, first your hookah has to have a purge valve. All you do is blow into the hose and it get the stale/harsh smoke out of the vase. But with shorter hookahs, if you blow too hard, the water can come up the stem and get into the bowl. Thats what happened here. But some multihose hookahs without purge valves can purge, you just have to remove one of the hose plugs and blow...not sure how it works with the ball bearing ones though.