New cleaning techniques
I had no lemon juice and I couldn't find any baking soda last night. I had to clean a nasty shisha smell out of my three month old hookah.
I remember my dad used toothpaste to clean guitar necks and it worked awesome. So I used Crest White Expressions Mint flavor. I used paper towels dipped in the tooth paste and water mixed. Used a wooden dowel to push it all the way through and repeated the process for over and hour until the paper towel was clean. Hookah stem has no more funk and is very clean.
I filled my base with water and squeezed in one small orange cut in fourths. Left it over night and this morning I poured it out and rinsed it with clean water. Now it smell clean as well.
Try it! It works! Takes away funky shisha smell.