Originally Posted by ivaniv
and baking soda? when do you use it and how do you insert it into the heart of the hookah? After the vinegar and baking soda treatment do you rinse it with water?
personally i never use baking soda except maybe on my hoses or if the stem has a smell that the vinegar doesnt kick out. i use a small funnel to get stuff into my stems. and yes always rise everything out with a lot of water.
if the inners of the stem and chamber are smooth unlike the myas they you can get away with just water for your general washes. i usually rinse, brush the stem, rinse and then push paper towel through on my KM that is smooth and twist up some paper towel and dry out the chamber tubes.