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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:34 PM
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Default Hookah Clean? or just too old?

Yes, i been having a problem when smoking my hookahs. i smoke them for a couple of sessions and then after a couple of sessions my hookahs seem like they go bad. ive had 3 hookahs and same stuff happens to the them. i was wondering if they are too old or just not clean enough. i have to let you know sometimes after a session i dont clean it right away. it may be a day or more before i get around to do it. PLZZZZ help me!!!!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Hookah Clean? or just too old?

You need to clean them :P

Old flavors stick around in the hookah after a while.

I'd say after 3-4 sessions. Get a cleaning brush for the stem and vase. If you don't have a stem brush you can make one!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=totmiVLs0n8
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Hookah Clean? or just too old?

It's a bad habit of mine, but I leave my QT and Red Syrian un cleaned a while - I tend to simply smoke of the others and when all dirty, clean all of them in one sitting.

Try a deep cleaning with brushes, warm lemon juice and baking soda. If they are still acting up (tasting funny) afterwards, then you might have an issue.

PS: Don't forget to clean the heart if you can - get some pipe cleaners and use them to reach inside and try to scrub everything you can access. Good Luck.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Hookah Clean? or just too old?

It just seems like you need to clean it out. Your hoses may be dead... What kind of hoses are you using?
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Old July 30th, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: Hookah Clean? or just too old?

Your hoses may be the problem, but cleaning your hookah the right way makes all the difference. make sure you get into the heart, like sammniamii said. I use Q tips to get into the heart.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 09:31 PM
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i use old baby bottle brushes...cuz i had them lying around form my daughter. You can get like two for a dollar and they have foam heads and bristles that folo behind. also there are some with a little attachment at the end for cleaning the nipples( hehe) but i use them for the hose ports and purge valves.
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Default Re: Hookah Clean? or just too old?

Thanks guys i clean it pretty well with lemon juice and baking soda. it might be the hose. im not quite sure because the hoses dont have much of a taste it. you think the shisha might be the factor in the problem? could the coals be a factor too?
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what brand of both (shisha and coals) are ya using?

plus how old/what type of hose do you have? they may be shot.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 06:44 PM
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i have al fakher shisha and i used some ql coals. should i use natural coals? my shisha is also a month along with my hose. Would that be a problem?
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Hookah Clean? or just too old?

I have to agree with Janet, though I have been smoking 8 years and by now have 11 run of the mill different sized hookahs, I clean on average of every 12 smokes.Lazy. I'm giving a few to my son likethe double hoser and a mini or 2 when he comes next week. Baking soda is good but not on the metal parts unless you make sure to rinse in hot water. As for wearing out? Mine are not fancy, all bought in Jerusalem or the Galilee probably mostly from China. No sign of wearing out in 8 years, 6 years etc.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:09 AM
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The hoses wear out faster than the hookahs. Leather degrades especially with moisture.
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