Re: Brass? Good, Bad, Indifferent
I have a Brass Engineer hookah... one section on the stem (downtube) does get the green crap Fur was talking about. When I clean the brass one, I coat the thing (inside and out) in a very light coat of Olive Oil. I tend to do this to my other Syrains as well as I'm not sure if they are Brass cored or rusting (inside has a red-brown tint to the metal that will NOT clean off).
The best thing about solid (or mostly solid) brass hookahs... they weigh a TON! If I ever to have to defend myself while smoking.... the other guy looses, hands DOWN!