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Old July 16th, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Default How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

Cleaning my hookah today as I plan on having another session tomorrow. However, when rinsing my bowl out, I noticed some...stuff, on the underside of the top of the bowl. And I'm assuming that "stuff" is shisha that got sucked in through the holes and is now stuck on the underside. Hot water isn't brushing any of it off, any tips?

Also what's a good alternative to water in the base? (I hear iced water is good and want to try that...) is there anything that compliments Strawberry?
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Old July 16th, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

If you cant get it with a scrubby pad, or steel wool, then it is fine. There is going to be the carbon ring around your bowl (the black ring around the outsides that looks burnt). If it doesnt come off easily, then dont worry about it, it shouldnt effect anything.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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If you're really itching to get rid of that gunk then boiling your bowl for about 10 minutes and then giving it a scrub down should do the trick.

Ice water is probably your best bet, although you could go with fruit juices to try and complement your strawberry.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Nothing you put into the base is going to give as much flavor as you would hope. It's best to just drink it rather than wasting food for a minimal if even existent effect.

Soak the bowl and see if some higher pressure water can get it out. If you are really concerned about ti take a pipe cleaner or two to it. It's really not a big deal though.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Alright, thanks. If it's not going to effect my sessions then I really I don't mind.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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I use some cheap wire brushes I got from Harbor Freight when they were on sale for ~$0.60.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

you can try soaking your bowl in hot water, just below boiling point, should help to loosen up whatever is stuck. just be sure to let it cool a bit before trying to take it out of the pan. also do not immerse into cold water after the hot water or it will shatter.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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fruit juice(real fruit juice) works really well as do energy drinks. and as stated above boild it for a bit and scrub if it doesnt come off then its fine.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

if its tobacco stuck in there and you cant scrub it try to get it with a tooth pick or something to scrape it off, if that doesnt work soak and if you still can scrape it off after that forget it. make sure you not seeing just some ceramic that got pushed in when the holes were made

as to stuff in the base i dont do any of that any more, not even ice, just a PITA to clean and all but pineapple/ pineapple juice gives a pretty good flavor, citrus fruit also works well but you need to have a strong thing in the base to get any flavor since it will be weak like was said earlier.

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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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boil it with some water and liquid dish soap or baking soda, does the trick always
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

sounds stupid but it works take the bowl and glass drop in some mentadent the fizzy denture cleaner in the water then put youre bowl in and let the fizzy sh1t do the work. its safe non toxic and hell it works and no i dont have dentures!
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

lol, I love the denture cleaner idea.... never thought of it.

As far as stuff in the base its does have a signifigant effect, I wouldn't put fruit or anything like that in there because that doesn't have any effect really but juices work great I at the moment am smoking through an orange juice base, just make sure what ever you use you water it down... And Ice does help alot with the cooling.
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

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Cleaning my hookah today as I plan on having another session tomorrow. However, when rinsing my bowl out, I noticed some...stuff, on the underside of the top of the bowl. And I'm assuming that "stuff" is shisha that got sucked in through the holes and is now stuck on the underside. Hot water isn't brushing any of it off, any tips?

Also what's a good alternative to water in the base? (I hear iced water is good and want to try that...) is there anything that compliments Strawberry?
as green tea says there is no problem if its a charcoal burn...

As for the ice in the vase chekc this thread!! really helpful!

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12872
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Old July 17th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Hot water soak/scrub does the trick for me. I sometimes use one of those heavy duty scrubby brushes too.
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

Iso Alchohol(rubbing alchol) the higher the percent the better. Put the bowl in a baggy and fill it over the bowl. Add salt till it is oversaturated. Shake until you're saitisfied. Done it multiple times for my vortex. Also doesnt smell like boiling would(although I could be wrong about this).
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Old July 17th, 2009, 08:11 PM
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I reccomend putting ice inside your base. It makes the smoke a lot thicker, in my opinion. I have tried milk a few times and that worked well, too.
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I reccomend putting ice inside your base. It makes the smoke a lot thicker, in my opinion. I have tried milk a few times and that worked well, too.
it makes it feel a lot nicer and thicker but it can reduce flavor some times a huge amount, if the flavor over powers you or you want a lighter flavor it would probably be a good way of controlling it

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Old July 18th, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Hot water is the best, let it soak in there for about 5 minutes or so then take it out and clean it with these kind of sponges.



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Old July 18th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: How to get shisha residue out of bowl?

Use Polident denture cleaning tablets , put the bowl inside a bigger container, put about four tablets of Polident and cover with water soak overnite, works very well on most stuff.
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