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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:41 PM
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So I'm having some trouble smoking. Every once in a while, and it's only happened lately, I get a very nasty taste to the smoke that has gone away when I purged the hookah. This last session, it didn't go away!

I haven't changed anything, same bowl, same hookah, same method of packing the shisha... I'm just puzzled and don't even know what details to provide.

Could it be the old grommet that has had some wear to it? It just occurred to me that I can use wet paper towels for a session to see if that's it, but really I'm clueless.

It's a nasty chemical-like burning taste. I don't know what more information I can provide because I'm just stumped.

Thanks in advance.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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How often do you clean your hookah?
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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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I always give it a good rinsing but it had been a while since I cleaned it. I did that after I posted. But there wasn't anything but smoke residue in the stem, could that have been in?
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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:58 PM
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Sometimes I go a few sessions without really giving the hookah a good cleaning and I sometimes notice a very chemical type taste. I don't really get a burning taste but it's worth giving your hookah a good cleaning just to rule that out.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 08:02 PM
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Thanks mate, I will definitely scrub it now. And the burning taste is really bad just as an fyi. Tastes like I'm chewing on a quick light or something, just minus the hospital bill.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Weird problem...

this is what i think is your problem...
1) eitherr your gromet is burning lol
2) there is a piece of burnt tobacco stuck on ur bowl..
3) you dnt clean your hookah properly
4)there some shit in your hose
5)its the coals your using
6) your burning your tobacco (tobacco stuck on the foil)


either one of those is your prob.. if not then idk wtf is wrong with your hookah lol
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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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does it happen when you recoal or just randomly?

sounds like your getting something that is burning more so if it comes and goes.

i would try cleaning though, it can never hurt (i like to clean my rig before every session, its a mya though so it needs a bit more of a scrub that a smooth bore hookah)

also do you get a bit of white/lighter color near some of the holes on the foil? if so ive figured out that, that means you have to much heat at one spot (only happens with full size coals that are pretty fresh)

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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:19 PM
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Thanks for the very helpful replies. I'll figure this out...
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:57 PM
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ya good luck with that.. also post back when you figure out the problem because im curious.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 11:43 PM
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try a different hose
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Old June 4th, 2009, 11:56 PM
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So this is how it went down:

Replaced the grommet with wet paper towels and got the taste almost immediately. So instead of scrapping the session like I've had to do twice, I just replaced the bowl with another I have... The session is going well now.

Has anyone seen or heard of their bowl tasting like total crap? I guess I have to give it a really good cleaning. It's the one that came with my Mya QT and it's the one I usually use. I always rinse it really well and I cleaned out a little bit of black stuff stuck under the bowl but not on the bowl before... So I'm confused in that department.

If it comes back again it's either the stem or, more likely, the hose. Neither would make much sense since I cleaned the crap out of the stem and the hose is very new. (Broken in, but still new.)
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Old June 5th, 2009, 08:24 AM
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So this is how it went down:

Replaced the grommet with wet paper towels and got the taste almost immediately. So instead of scrapping the session like I've had to do twice, I just replaced the bowl with another I have... The session is going well now.

Has anyone seen or heard of their bowl tasting like total crap? I guess I have to give it a really good cleaning. It's the one that came with my Mya QT and it's the one I usually use. I always rinse it really well and I cleaned out a little bit of black stuff stuck under the bowl but not on the bowl before... So I'm confused in that department.

If it comes back again it's either the stem or, more likely, the hose. Neither would make much sense since I cleaned the crap out of the stem and the hose is very new. (Broken in, but still new.)
yep i have, the one i got with my mya mini acrylic did that, idk why but it didi, so it sits on my shelf and doesnt get to see any use

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mayb the side of your bowl is melting because of the coalss
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also make sure your coals are fully ashed over before putting them on
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So this is how it went down:

Replaced the grommet with wet paper towels and got the taste almost immediately. So instead of scrapping the session like I've had to do twice, I just replaced the bowl with another I have... The session is going well now.

Has anyone seen or heard of their bowl tasting like total crap? I guess I have to give it a really good cleaning. It's the one that came with my Mya QT and it's the one I usually use. I always rinse it really well and I cleaned out a little bit of black stuff stuck under the bowl but not on the bowl before... So I'm confused in that department.

If it comes back again it's either the stem or, more likely, the hose. Neither would make much sense since I cleaned the crap out of the stem and the hose is very new. (Broken in, but still new.)
try boiling it with baking soda it should fix he problem
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