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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
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Default How often do you need to clean a hookah?

Hello!

Was just wondering how often it's necessary to clean your hookah? To make sure it's perfectly taken care of?

I wash after every time i've used it (not every session, but if i've used it one day, it's clean before i go to bed for sure).

That's only with hot water and a brush, i do Lemon juice and baking soda once a week or so.

I'm using a phunnel as well, so, less juices going down the stem.

So, how often and how throughly is needed?

And how often do you clean it?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

I wash mine after every session with white distilled vinegar and baking soda. I also utilize those handy little cleaning brushes it came with. The only exception is if I finish a bowl and then pack some more shisha in it, but it always gets cleaned as soon as the bowl cools down enough to handle.
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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

Its good to clean the inner pipe after each use, and sometimes a quick scrub before a use to.

as for the base, clean after each use with baking soda, itll remove any smell.

as for the exterior, clean as needed.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

i smoke 1-2 bowls a night usually then i wash it when i am done, just rinse, brush, rinse then dry as best i can.

on a smooth bore stem i dont really wash with anything else very often

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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

I guess im pretty bad then because I rinse it after every session but actually clean it with lemon juice and baking soda about once a week.
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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

I clean mine once a week (or evry 10 sessions) and the reason is that the only flavor I smoke these days is Nakhla DA, and cleaning my hookah every day is gonna affect the flavor.
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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

quik rinse after every session, but I dont break it down and deep clean more than 1x a week.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:25 AM
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after every smoke
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I rinse out every session, scrub out every other one.
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Its good to clean the inner pipe after each use, and sometimes a quick scrub before a use to.

as for the base, clean after each use with baking soda, itll remove any smell.

as for the exterior, clean as needed.

I just tried this, seeing as how the bottle brush that came with my hookah doesn't remove the smell. It worked great, thanks for the tip man. Smoking some Earl Grey now, it seems to have made a difference.
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I just tried this, seeing as how the bottle brush that came with my hookah doesn't remove the smell. It worked great, thanks for the tip man. Smoking some Earl Grey now, it seems to have made a difference.
agreed, this really helps with those weird, but awesome flavors.
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I clean mine about once a week

seems to do well
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Default Re: How often do you need to clean a hookah?

after every session,only because I don't know when I will smoke again.some times I'll smoke the next day.maybe in a week.so knowing my hookah is clean makes enjoyment better next time.
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