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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:40 PM
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Default Mya Tastes Like Metal

Picked up a Mya yesterday, smoked it last night, great little setup. I had some SB Sweet Melon and was pretty good. Cleaned the Mya up with some lemon juice, vinegar and some baking soda. Rinsed everything with water a few times, smelled checked it, dried and tossed on a bowl of Mizo Peach.

Well, it taste really metallic and it is not the hose, swapped hoses same bad taste. It is hitting harsh but the shisha is not burning and water is at the proper level. Just really tastes like crap and I will be damned if I can narrow down why. I got a really bad headache last night as well off the Mya which I have not experienced before.

Anyone experienced this before with a Mya?
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:46 PM
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Can't say that I've had that problem.
Did you overdo the vinegar and not get all of it flushed out properly?
Vinegar's really potent but if you're sure there's no smell/taste of that left then I'm not too sure.
I'd suggest rusting but I've never had a MYA rust; that being said could be a faulty one perhaps.

Hope you get it sorted.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:49 PM
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I did switch from normal foil to heavy duty. Just put back the normal, going to try it again on the same bowl. Ever had foil give off a flavor?
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:53 PM
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No I haven't, I usually use decent foil but I've sometimes used cheap-o thin foil but I haven't had any metal taste or any other taste either time.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:00 AM
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Damn seemed to be the tinfoil. WTF is that all about? First few hits on the new foil tasted bad then it went away. Reynolds Heavy Duty was what I was using, went to normal Reynolds and now nothing. Ummm. . . . . . .
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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:17 AM
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

I have a KM with the same issue, but instead of metal, its like a cat broke into my apartment and shit in it, minus the tinfoil issue
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Old February 27th, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Just weird. Even when I switched tinfoil earlier it was horrible. I do not think it was the shisha, had like 4-5 bowls of the Mizo it was fine. I do not get it.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:40 AM
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Is it possible the tin foil you were using was coated with something? I know Raynolds makes a non-stick tin foil. I'm not sure what the packaging looks like, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was easy to mix them up unless you were looking carefully. Just speculation, but I'd bet that it wouldn't be so great to smoke with.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Is it possible the tin foil you were using was coated with something? I know Raynolds makes a non-stick tin foil. I'm not sure what the packaging looks like, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was easy to mix them up unless you were looking carefully. Just speculation, but I'd bet that it wouldn't be so great to smoke with.
ya they do, i almost bought one.. as i was at checkout i was like.. wtf.. and ran back swapped them
at least it wasnt parchment paper loll
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Old February 27th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

A friend helping prep my hookah one made the mistake of getting the non stick foil rather than normal. Same exact issues with the metal taste. That is generally why now I'll use regular thin foil and just double layer if necessary.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

I cleaned it out again really good and still getting a hint of metallic. I sniffed the down stem in the mya and it smelled about like the taste I am getting. I do not notice it as much with SB but it is so flavor full. Do you need a break in period for the Mya? lol.
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

IS IT THE MOUTH PIECE IM HAVING THAT PROBLEM RIGHT NOW I NEED A PLASTIC MOUTH PIECE FOR MY BAMBINO THIS TASTE IS RUINING MY SESSIONS
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IS IT THE MOUTH PIECE IM HAVING THAT PROBLEM RIGHT NOW I NEED A PLASTIC MOUTH PIECE FOR MY BAMBINO THIS TASTE IS RUINING MY SESSIONS
I was going to say this, perhaps you haven't been using metal tipped hoses and the one that came with the hookah is?
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

What kind of hose are you using, there could be rust inside the hose or it could be the mouthpiece. I have also had foil burn and taste horrible but that is very easy to spot and fix. This sounds like a hose issue.
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

I use regular reynold's HD with no problems. It works great, you just gotta make sure it's not the nonstick, as others have said.
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Default Re: Mya Tastes Like Metal

I figured mine out fairly quickly, was HD non-stick foil. I just stick to my normal Reynolds wrap, dual layer.
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