As said, my hookah grommet smells like shit and adds a funny taste, I bought my full hookah in Sharm el sheikh,Egypt and i dont know how old the rubber is. But anyway, it smells like burnt rubber or something , and the smell when it has been attached to the base is .. discusting.
I bought a new one also, from a swedish website (vattenpipan.com) And this one smells like burnt shit aswell ..
Do you all have the same problem ? I have the same problem with my hose grommet aswell .. they're both the same colour .. blackish rubber. I tried to put them in a bath with water & soap, but did not help. What do I know, maybe im too picky !