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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Default NEWBIE QUESTION!!!???!!????

ok so i got my first hookah and smoked out of it, the taste was awesome. Two days later i smoked again and it tasted like ass hehe. Why is that. It's probablt cause i didnt clean it after the first time right but i dunno. anybody got cleaning tips, or can tell me how to get the burns off of the bowl?? thanks guys.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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I dought it was because you didn't clean it. Do you remember if you packed the bowl any different? Did you change shisha brands? Same Coals? Any different at all basically...
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:34 PM
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nope nope same stuff. i dont know what brand tobacco but its the same. same crappy quick lite coals. but i didnt get the strawberry taste at all. it was just a nasty ass taste.....
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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Did you make sure to change the water?
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:46 PM
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I clean my hookah after EVERY use! My hookah smokes very well and still looks like the day I got it ... check out some cleaning videos if you are unsure how to properly clean your hookah. If you clean it after each use, you will be sure to have a hookah that doesn't alter the taste with any previous odors, or worse yet mold or mildew!

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Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRJp0DUUY
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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thanks guys i'll see how my third time goes. could it be something to do that i smoke cigarettes. it seems that with cigarettes at the end of a day i get a completey different taste and i did have problems with my lungs on two occasions because of them. i have no idea i hope its just somethin with the hookah because my first time was tasty as hell.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:13 PM
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I doubt it has anything to do with the cigs :P

Maybe you packed it differently? Post up on how you set up everything so we can find out what was the prob
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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perhaps the tabacco was burnt?
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:22 PM
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ok well i had water in the vase so that the pipe went in no more than an inch. i had all grommets and rubber seals on. foil on bowl with holes punched in, same way i did it the first time. i think it was like three rings of holes. i did pack it more the 2nd time, i think a full bowl compared to my first time where it was about half. but with the full bowl it burned really quick, like 30 min. and i looked and there was NOTHING!!!!! i was like whoa. so anyways i also had a quick lite coal on top like my first time. good luck investigating.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:24 PM
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Maybe you packed too high and too many coals? Sounds like you burnt it pleh that always sucked! Was there baccy stuck on the foil?

Also, did you push down on the tobacco? Haha your not supposed to
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:36 PM
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yeaaaaaa i did make it nice and compact.......... haha did i clog the air flow or something? yeaaaaaaaaaaa i guess i did. maybe thats the problem. and uh.... whats baccy? tabacco? if yea then no there was nothin in the bowl except ash when i was done.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:41 PM
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Yeah you most likely did clog up the airflow! :P

If you wanna learn how to pack the bowl, go ahead and watch my hookah vid ^_^:
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Don't worry, practice makes perfect for hookah...No one gets it right the first time
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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Definetly check out Jilly's video, but you said you didn't taste the strawberry at all. I'm assuming that you didnt mix up the shisha before you packed it(packed it too tight by the sound of it). Make sure you use a stick or something to stir up the shisha every time you use it before you pack a bowl. If you don't all the juice will sink to the bottom of whatever container you are using, and then you get no flavor, and it doesn't have enough moisture to make good smoke, it just burns. Another bonus of mixing it up is that that breaks up the clumps and gives you nice loose shisha to drop into the bowl.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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i think it's because you packed the bowl too tight. Make sure you stir and fluff up the shisha a little bit so it will be nice and loose, for good airflow
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: NEWBIE QUESTION!!!???!!????

I clean mine every time I use it. Sometimes im up late with it so i just leave it in the car and clean it in the morning. black around the bowl is normal there isn't a real need to scrape (clean) that off. Just after every use rinse it off under some water and put it away. I learned how to clean with SamBooka's videos and his ways work great.
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I clean mine every time I use it. Sometimes im up late with it so i just leave it in the car and clean it in the morning. black around the bowl is normal there isn't a real need to scrape (clean) that off. Just after every use rinse it off under some water and put it away. I learned how to clean with SamBooka's videos and his ways work great.
I got a new cleaning video coming in the next week or so, a new technique that I use once in a while for a quick clean. You will have to wait and see what it is ... but it is a good one I don't use it much, just a couple times a month, most times I just stick to the other cleaning video I made.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Check out the videos. They will teach you all you need to know.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:10 AM
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u have to clean ur shisha mate ! after the session.. (just with water, then u can clean it with soap and all stuff when u get time.. i do like that, works for me)....... and u cant get the burnt part off the bowl easily because it is that part of shisha and the bowl that has stuck because of heat of coals.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Gotta clean the vase, bowl, stem....and I like rinsing the hose out as well. I don't use soap b/c it can leave some residue in it...also clean the seals.

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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:02 PM
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Make sure the only soap you use is DISHWASHING soap....Anything like antibacterial/hand soap, the smell will stay in the stem like it did to me and it aint fun lol.

Vinegar, warm water, and dishwashing soap always works for me. If there is a flavor that is really strong, alcohol always gets rid of it
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