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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:26 AM
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Hey sup guys.. i have a bad habit of not cleanign my hooka after everytime i use it in which i know is bad and not good for my hookah,IF anythign i clean it about 2-3 times a week out of pure lazyness in which i know i need to stop becuase i really love my hookah.So when i do clean it i do the essentials by getting a sponge putting alot of soap and cleaning as much as i can on the stem,bowl,vase.but i cant reach inside the stem so i kow i need to buy a cleaning kit asap cuz its adding on with all the crap in the stem and its nasty in their..so my main question is whenever i clean my hookah theirs still stains on their like the bowl obviously cuz its burnt is their any way i can make it squeky clean again somehow without all the black marks and i heard that its good to clean hookas with vinegar is that true and if so does tha1t apply completely everywhere on the hookah including inside of the vase and in the stem and connecter that screws onto it? thanks :]
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:48 AM
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eww I'm pretty sure soap would leave some residue...
this is what i do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1S2jJtJV5g
maybe thats just because i love beer though hehe
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:14 AM
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eww I'm pretty sure soap would leave some residue...
this is what i do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1S2jJtJV5g
maybe thats just because i love beer though hehe
not dawn, it rinses clean (thats why they use it to clean birds when they get oil on them). just make sure to rinse it well.

basically you will never get your rig as perfectly clean as when you go it but scrubbing it well will get it pretty close. the bowls will always get a little black ring, i use scotchbrite pad to get the black off, but honestly if you manage your heat right and dont leave any junk on the rim when you foil it you will not get any black on it

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:28 AM
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umm for the bowl you can boil it for a few minutes then all the crap should come off pretty easily

and i use a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda to clean mine, and yes you can put it on everything
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:04 AM
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purple power cleaner. soak the bowl over night rinse it with hot water in the morning. clean like new. dont use purple power on acrylic. u can clean glass ceramic and metal with it but not plastics.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:43 AM
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not dawn, it rinses clean (thats why they use it to clean birds when they get oil on them). just make sure to rinse it well.


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oh my bad
i still use beer
that way i can drink the left overs
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:59 AM
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i think im going to have to try beer. but i def wont be using blue moon. thats to good even for my hookah! miller light is what i will pour into the hookah, i dont care about that beer
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:01 PM
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i think im going to have to try beer. but i def wont be using blue moon. thats to good even for my hookah! miller light is what i will pour into the hookah, i dont care about that beer
after i hookah sessions (were usually drinking beer anyway) i take all the left overs from bottles/cans
i can understand how some people might think its gross but w/e
better then pouring perfectly good MGD or whatnot down a dirty downstem
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ya left over is cool. but i dont think i would ever open a new blue moon to pour into my hookah to clean it. miller lite yes! haha
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:24 PM
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ya left over is cool. but i dont think i would ever open a new blue moon to pour into my hookah to clean it. miller lite yes! haha
i hate light beers
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:51 PM
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ya same here. whats the point of drinking it. i guess i found a use for it after all... hookah cleaner!!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:55 PM
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after i hookah sessions (were usually drinking beer anyway) i take all the left overs from bottles/cans
i can understand how some people might think its gross but w/e
better then pouring perfectly good MGD or whatnot down a dirty downstem
That is a good man. putting all the beer others waste to good use!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
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That is a good man. putting all the beer others waste to good use!
agreed
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning hookah?

Try using a product called "one step". You can get it at a homebrew shop or homebrew web site. Works great. Also can use "oxyclean".
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
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my friends also use formula ***
but if you own it everyone will think you smoke ***...
which makes the hookah community look bad imo
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:59 PM
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thats why i use purple power. it doesnt says it for anything like that. here is there website http://www.purplepower.com
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I use plain ol' dishsoap.

If it's good enough for stuff that you eat off of......
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:25 PM
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well dish soap wont make your bowl look like new. thats what the purple power is for. i dont use it for anything but the bowl
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:27 PM
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Water,soap, scrubbing, and some formula stuff on occasion... I clean my hookahs after every single use... best place to clean it is in a utility tub in the laundry room lol...
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:35 PM
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well dish soap wont make your bowl look like new. thats what the purple power is for. i dont use it for anything but the bowl
A light scrub with a scouring pad after each use and I don't have any problems.
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A light scrub with a scouring pad after each use and I don't have any problems.
ya i would think cleaning it to get it back to white/perfectly clean will just make it grab more next time. kind of like aging an old iron skillet

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