Originally Posted by mattathayde
the hose may be it, when they are new the plastic taste in it kills everything. my suggestion is set up everything the way you used to use it but use the KM. if you still have issues set up both hookahs side by side and try it on your old hookah until it is how it should taste then move it all over and see how it changes
did you clean the KM since you got it?
I rinsed it out really well, and took the brush to the stem and vase with hot water. The hose, I've run lemon juice around in it.