Originally Posted by mattathayde
well paying less for a gallon of vinegar compared to a quart of lemon juice saves in the long run. also for the myas i found it works best to plug the top of the stem with your finger and fill it from the bottom (with the down stem removed) with juice/vinegar and let it sit there for 30+seconds and it cleans it really well. for a small hookah its not a huge thing but for large hookahs a thing of lemon juice will last a few cleanings only.
Vinegar is a great idea
Just make sure to rinse it out with water after