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Old August 25th, 2008, 09:47 PM
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hey im new to hookah and i just received my first one today in the mail and smoked it and eveything works great on it so far, however i was just wondering since im done smoking for the night, how should i keep it when not in use? ive taken the bowl off and the hose off, is it okay to leave the stem connected to the base? or should i completly dissasemble it? sorry dumb question but im new
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

Personally, i take mine apart and clean it after smoking. It starts to smell if you dont clean it
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

Clean it out with hot water and brushes. Blow out any smoke from the hose. Leave to dry. I leave mine in the drying rack in my sink.

Once dry, I just re-assemble and leave it in a corner of my apartment.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

I clean every few days at most, but I normally just keep mine together with water in the base when not in use, that way it's ready for quick smoking later. There is nothing wrong with leaving it whole, but yes, I'd recommend cleaning it, by at least rinsing out the whole thing, every few days (change the water every 2 days at most I'd say, unless of course you don't use it).
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Old August 25th, 2008, 11:36 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

i at least run some water and a brush through the stem after every bowl, and then let it dry the counter over nite.. the next day i assemble the stem and just put it back in the vase and leave it on the counter..
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Old August 26th, 2008, 04:07 AM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

i just clean it all and put it all together with shisha all ready to go for the next day so then ill just need to light up some Rollands
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Old August 26th, 2008, 08:14 AM
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nice cool thanks for your responses !
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Old August 26th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

I clean mine real well and leave it out on a towel to dry during the night. This way it is ready for the next session and all in one place.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

yeah I clean mine, after every smoke cos the taste would be weird otherwise. Plus I hate leaving the stem submerged in water the whole night
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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

Yh i just clean my after every sessions, and let it dry, once it has i just put it together and keep it in the side of my room
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Old August 26th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

i started off leaving my rig as is after i smoke - when i did clean it, it washed out all that build up inside the steam, green and gunky looking. so now i disassemble and clean after each use, it also helps keep it from rust
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Old August 26th, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

I stopped leaving my hookah untouched after smoking when I cleaned the hose.. after about two sessions and found a bunch of black twiggy crap in there and it was pretty nasty..I don't even know if that's normal.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

i clean after every single bowl, even in between consecutive bowls
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

speaking of which i need to clean mine
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

I usually wash mine within a day, even if I don't plan on smoking the next day after use.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Clean it then put it back together after it dries a little....i don't know what they are doing but dont leave water in it. and don't leave tobacco in the bowl the juices will run down your stem. Also fresh water means a cleaner taste and new colder water means a smoother smoke. Water is really cheap so please don't reuse your water unless your smoking bowl after bowl
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:48 PM
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Clean it then put it back together after it dries a little....i don't know what they are doing but dont leave water in it. and don't leave tobacco in the bowl the juices will run down your stem. Also fresh water means a cleaner taste and new colder water means a smoother smoke. Water is really cheap so please don't reuse your water unless your smoking bowl after bowl
and even then change it after 2 bowls (depending on size)
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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

yeah one thing i wouldnt let water sit in it if its not in use... no reason for it and when you smoke i rather you fresh cold water... i just take my whole hookah apart when im done dry it off and leave it.. i clean it after every few sessions..
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:11 AM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

Take it apart, dump the water out, and blow out your hose. Wash the bowl and leave it apart untill your next use.
You don't necessarily have to wash after every use, although that would be ideal, but you should give it a good scrubbing after every 3-4 uses...
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

clean it dry it store it
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

After i'm done smoking i just empty the spent shisha from the bowl and wipe that out, pour out the water, stick a paper towel in the base to absorb the water, and leave it assembled until the next time i use it.

Of course i completely clean my hookah every few days or so, but empty+wiping it off well does the trick just fine for me. It really shouldn't matter at all whether or not you leave it assembled.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

I clean them out after each smoke. When they dry I re-assemble them and place them on a shelf. They make fantastic display pieces. I used to keep them in a cabinet but now that I have five I just place them out and about.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

i agree with cartercdad...

assemble, smoke, disassemble, clean, dry, store
repeat if necessary ^_^
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Old August 29th, 2008, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

When i finish smoking, i just keep it in there how it is (yep i'm lazy) next day i will smoke it, then i change the water and wash the bowl
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Old August 29th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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Default Re: hookah when not in use

i'll have to go with the majority here. i completely dismantle my hookah and clean every nook and cranny every time i smoke. i enjoy every bit of the process even cleaning.
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