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Old July 25th, 2008, 04:59 AM
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Default I have a problem!

I have 8 Hookahs, all of them full with fur (u know what I mean yea? like that thing inside the kettle)
I cleaned one of them with citric salt and hot water, but day after it was all back agian and the shisha taste like s**t!!

and another problem is, I smoke shisha for 6/7 years now, and the last year was the worst, I can't manage making a normal shisha to smoke, the taste is really awful and I dontknow what to do!!!!
(I am using the same materials I used before...)
Help plz!
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Old July 25th, 2008, 05:30 AM
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Idk if its the prob, but citric acid doesn't sound like a good idea to clean out a hookah.

Try a SMALL amount of dishwashing soap, warm water, lemon juice, and baking soda to clean out your hookah, especially with a stem brush.

It also sounds like your hookah might be rusting. Is there brown/red spots in your hookah? most likely
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Old July 25th, 2008, 08:08 AM
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Idk if its the prob, but citric acid doesn't sound like a good idea to clean out a hookah.
Same as using lemon juice.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 08:12 AM
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Same as using lemon juice.
...I TOTALLY knew that! I was just testing you! :P

But to the thread starter...How long have you had these hookahs? Perhaps they have met the end of their lives and its time for a new one
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Old July 25th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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...I TOTALLY knew that! I was just testing you! :P
Lol, I graduated so I wouldn't have to take any more tests. Not to get a job but to quit thinking. Anyways to the OP, when you get done cleaning them do they look cleaned, ie no residues and stems shiny?

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Old July 25th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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Fur? As in mold? I thought furry mold only grew on organic stuff... or maybe that's just all i have seen.

I would get a new hookah, in all honestly.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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If you have 8 different pipes that all have fur growing in them, especially the day after you clean it -- your biggest problem isn't bad tasting shisha. You must have some funk in your water.

I'd recommend you try really scrubbing the shit of of them with dishwashing soap and hot water, rinse well, and then follow with a round of water, baking soda, and lemon juice.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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When I leave the Hookah with really old water (lazy to clean) I have a whole lot of fur growing on it always

do you leave water after sessions?
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Old July 25th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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I clean the entire rig after each session and once a week it gets a complete cleaning with dowstem scrubber.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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When I leave the Hookah with really old water (lazy to clean) I have a whole lot of fur growing on it always

do you leave water after sessions?
No, don't do that, it's bad.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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im really hoping fuzz is just crap into the stem and not mold somehow...

depending on what your hookah is made out of, id clean it differently. brass use lemon juice / baking soda

for stainless steel you can use vinegar or beer
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Old July 25th, 2008, 02:58 PM
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Pictures please
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: I have a problem!

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Originally Posted by JillyIsJustKidding View Post
Idk if its the prob, but citric acid doesn't sound like a good idea to clean out a hookah.

Try a SMALL amount of dishwashing soap, warm water, lemon juice, and baking soda to clean out your hookah, especially with a stem brush.

It also sounds like your hookah might be rusting. Is there brown/red spots in your hookah? most likely
Its not Citric Acid, its Citric Salt (big diffrence), and it cleans excelent with hurting the steel.
there is no rust.

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If you have 8 different pipes that all have fur growing in them, especially the day after you clean it -- your biggest problem isn't bad tasting shisha. You must have some funk in your water.

I'd recommend you try really scrubbing the shit of of them with dishwashing soap and hot water, rinse well, and then follow with a round of water, baking soda, and lemon juice.
The pipes are fine, the body is the problem, I use air-conditioner pipe, they are the best!

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When I leave the Hookah with really old water (lazy to clean) I have a whole lot of fur growing on it always

do you leave water after sessions?
I do, and you are right, that is one of the problems, but then I started filling it up with new every time, didn't worked, I realised there is a problem with the water from the tap, i switched to mineral water and it was all good, now I can't smoke a normal hookah and I dontkno why...
anyway, when I cleaned the filfty hookah the fur returned day after.

ps: I couldn't take a picture, can't see anything...

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Old August 3rd, 2008, 04:59 PM
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if it comes back in a day then theres either something causing it to grow that is getting in or your arent cleaning it fully
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 05:01 PM
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if it comes back in a day then theres either something causing it to grow that is getting in or your arent cleaning it fully
-matt
Its the water, I need to cleanit really raelly good for a few times using mineral waters and then i'll see.

thx for everyone who tried to help!
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Another idea is to try and find a cooler, drier place for your base
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