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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:03 AM
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Default cleaning a hookah

in anybodys opinion on here...what is the best way to really clean your hookah? and how often should i clean?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:05 AM
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I'd say using lemon juice, rubbing alcohol, warm water, and baking soda will do the trick

I'd say if you smoke heavily, clean it at least once a week. If not, ewww the hookah is gonna taste stale, I know from experience >_<
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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: cleaning a hookah

I clean mine once a week unless I smoke Arabic Coffea through it then I clean it right after. I run some mild soap and water through all my parts and blow through em to dry em. Works great gets the scents and tastes out. I also don't have to deal with that lemon juice/vinegar or whatever the crap that is method. I heard rubbing alcohol speeds up corrosion.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:07 AM
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dont use rubbing alcohol it will rust your stem up in a jiffy. if you do throughly wash it like crazy.

use lemon juice and baking soda, it will do the trick
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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:09 AM
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dont use rubbing alcohol it will rust your stem up in a jiffy. if you do throughly wash it like crazy.

use lemon juice and baking soda, it will do the trick
haha yeah I forgot to mention that about the rubbing alcohol hehe thanks.

Well pretty much any alcohol works, i've heard cheap vodka or beer will work great. The alcohol is really good cuz it gets rid of the smell completely.


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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:16 AM
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i try to clean mine after every session... people comment on how clean i keep my hookah.

i don't have OCD, i have OCO.

obsession compulsive order..
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:16 PM
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I have never tried this, but I have heard from various sources that listerine is great for cleaning them.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:20 PM
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now listerine could work actually... its got a minimal alcohol content, nowhere enough to corrode it in an instant, and its not bad to put in your body if you dont completely clean it out and it smells good lol. i would prolly use alcohol free mouth wash though
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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I think you should look at the following two vidoes:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rvqnpUcEJ-8

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VRJp0DUUY

That's definelty the best way to clean a hookah. Sambooka hit the nail right on the head with those videos!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:56 PM
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I clean my hookah between each use....so I use the normal stem brush and straight H2O

When I see that I have something built up in the way of corrosion, I take my rifle cleaning rod with corresponding brass bristle bore brush to it and basically resurface the inside of the stem. Shiny.

Most Egyptians will take a .45 caliber brush... my Syrians take a .38 cal or .40 cal.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:58 PM
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i wish i could find my brush i had for cleaning my mausers...
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Default Re: cleaning a hookah

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I think you should look at the following two vidoes:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rvqnpUcEJ-8

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VRJp0DUUY

That's definelty the best way to clean a hookah. Sambooka hit the nail right on the head with those videos!
Thanks for the mention, HookahMaster ... yes I use this technique after every time I smoke my hookah It is still in like new condition (after over a year of heavy use), smokes like a champ, and is always flavorful! Keeping your hookah clean will provide you with a very flavorful smoke, assuming you are smoking a yummy shisha!
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sambooka's technique is amazing went out and bought lemon juice and baking soda and my hookah is like new
**kudos sambooka
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:05 PM
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sambooka's technique is amazing went out and bought lemon juice and baking soda and my hookah is like new
**kudos sambooka
+1 first time i cleaned out my hookah i just used warm water and it didnt help too much, next time a couple weeks later bought lemon juice and baking soda and it did miracles! thanks for those vids sam, really appreciate it
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: cleaning a hookah

Avoid rubbing alcohol. It cleans well yes, but its not good for stainless or brass cored hookahs.
Stick with cleaning products with a near neutral pH. Like baking soda and lemon juice.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 12:35 AM
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anyone know if hydrogen peroxide is good for hookah cleaning?
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