Originally Posted by DaSebsch
Dude that was a good deal. I like that base a lot!
Try to soak the stem in hot water, maybe that'll get the gunk out.
Also, make sure you check if it's air tight. Put it together, leave the bowl off and place your hand over where the bowl connects to the stem. Then pull and if you can't get anything through, it's airtight.
Thanks for the tip on soaking it in water, that may help. I did test to see if it is air-tight. To my luck it is :P