Originally Posted by foibled
Don't wash with soap. Try hot water and baking soda, lemon juice, white vinegar, or a combination of baking soda and lemon juice/white vinegar. You can add flour to thicken it up into a paste if you need to scrub something down.
If you do wash with soap, rinse the living hell out of it with warm/hot water. Soap leaves residue and doesn't taste good when smoked.
dawn rinses clean no issues, i use it every time i clean my mya which i wash before every session
i had the same issue when i got my mya mini and it was the mya bowl for what ever reason, i took the same tobacco same coals and all and a different bowl was fine. make sure your tobacco is mixed up well and if you can get some nats, once you go to nats you will taste QLs and want to puke (i am told CH qls dont taste but i havent tried them yet)