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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

I'm with unstop, I clean mine every few days. Or after sweet melon or a flavor that I know will mess with the next smoke if left unchecked.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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well cleaning your hookah helps make it last longer i clean my everytime i use it
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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i clean mine after every session. have seen some build up, but then again when i use it we usually go through a few bowls at a time.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

i'm really surprised at some of the answers here.

i clean my pipe after every single use. i deep clean once a month with vinegar and hot water.

if you're gonna smoke hookah, you need to have a clean pipe! it tastes like SHIT if i don't clean it. use fresh water every time, bacteria and even mold will grow inside of there and then you'll really be sorry.

if you take care of your pipe (and it's not a crappy chinese), it will last you for years and years.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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i clean mine with water after every use. use lemon juice and the pipe cleaner every now and then
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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after every use!!!!

run water through stem, vase and hose after ever session and lemon juive every so often.

cleaning after ever use may not be necessary but you gota change the water!

the thought of not changing the water after every use is wrong!
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Old January 29th, 2010, 03:35 PM
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i'm really surprised at some of the answers here.

i clean my pipe after every single use. i deep clean once a month with vinegar and hot water.

if you're gonna smoke hookah, you need to have a clean pipe! it tastes like SHIT if i don't clean it. use fresh water every time, bacteria and even mold will grow inside of there and then you'll really be sorry.

if you take care of your pipe (and it's not a crappy chinese), it will last you for years and years.
Though changing the water each time is a good idea to cut down on ghosting, there's not gonna be anything that grows in there in 2 days... especially since its a sealed chamber and it was clean to begin with.

Also the hookah is metal. stainless and copper. it can handle not being washed every single time. You don't wash your car after every use do you?

I'm not trying to be adversly contrary but I just want it to be understood that just because u don't immediately clean your hookah after each use doesn't mean you're somehow not as respectful of the art or some such...
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Old January 29th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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I clean mine every 3-4 sessions.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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I clean mine after every session
So do I. I used to do it less often and I notice now that the flavor is more pure when it's cleaned after every session.

Also, when I clean my hookahs and nasty dark water comes out... yea, I don't want to smoke that.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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A clean hookah is a happy hookah, and a happy hookah is a happy smoker and a happy smoker is, well you get the point
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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ya me too man. that was the point of this thread. i wanted to see how many people would try to back up that not cleaning it EVERY TIME!!! is okay, and then bash the crap out of them!!! lol just kidding. i can barely even stand the smell of the stem after one bowl, let alone try to smoke out of it again!!! i know for a fact that the flavor is drastically ruined if not smoked thru a freshly cleaned rig. if you dot clean it Every time then your not tatsting what you should.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:34 PM
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I change the water and use the brush through the stem between every session. It really helps the flavor.

However, when I am not smoking my hookah I will leave the base sitting with used water for ages.. I haven't had coals in a while and my base has been sitting full of dirty water for several weeks. Proof that I'm lazy.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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I smoke mine at night usually late to relax. then the next night i clean it before using it again. who wants to clean a hookah when they are all relaxed?
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:53 PM
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After every smoke!
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Old January 29th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

before I use to use a stem brush because I use to use a normal egyption/modern bowl but now I just flush my hookah with water because I use a phunnel bowl. Makes cleaning alot easier as well as the session
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Old January 29th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

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Originally Posted by chadtizzle View Post
i'm really surprised at some of the answers here.

i clean my pipe after every single use. i deep clean once a month with vinegar and hot water.

if you're gonna smoke hookah, you need to have a clean pipe! it tastes like SHIT if i don't clean it. use fresh water every time, bacteria and even mold will grow inside of there and then you'll really be sorry.

if you take care of your pipe (and it's not a crappy chinese), it will last you for years and years.
+1 i was really suprised as well, i do the same as you but use baking soda and lemon juice instead
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Old January 29th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

I rinse really well after every smoke, and scrub with lemon and baking soda once a week.
I smoke alone and usually only 1 bowl per session so its not really building up much of anything, a good hot water rinse is usually good enough. Even with Mizo mint, a hot water rinse and no ghosting.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

i clean my rigs every time i use them. smooth bored rigs like my km i clean with jsut running water, scrub with a brush, run water and dry. on rigs like the myas that are rough inside i scrub them with dish soap, rinse, fill with white vinegar and hold it for 30 seconds or so then rinse it well.

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Old January 29th, 2010, 07:46 PM
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i can completely agree!!!!
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Old January 29th, 2010, 10:51 PM
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I light clean everything before each session. Mostly because I smoke Nakhla and the flavor tends to stay around. I deep clean everything about every other week.I also use my rig about twice a day.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

I clean mine after every session with some water and i do a strong clean with vinegar after 10 or so session.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: Who Cleans Their Hookah?

Depends how I feel. Sometimes I clean after. Sometimes it will be a couple of days after.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:10 AM
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run hot water down the stem, hose port, purge valve, bowl and vase. Then proceed to brush the base, stem, and hose port. Then run hot water under it again. then let it dry.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:17 AM
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I totally ripped "-jordan-"'s idea, I used a salt water and lemon juice bath on my the other day and left it submerged for about an hour and it smelled amazingly clean.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:27 AM
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i gotta clean mine after every session...i dunno i just dont like the mixing of the flavors when you dont clean right away... i dont like going through the process everytime taking it apart and washing every single piece but i just do it for the good of the hookah...
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