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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:09 PM
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do you clean your Hookah? I have heard of people changing water after 3-4 smokes and after every smoke. Me, I personally rinse the vase after every smoke and run water through the stem. Once a week I clean everything thoroughly.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:18 PM
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personally i clean it out after every smoke unless its really late. makes sure its nice and squeaky clean
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:19 PM
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I rinse everything out really good right away after each smoke! I clean it with lemon and a brush about every 5 times I use it, or so. I should probably clean it every 3 times, but my stem is long so it can be a chore to me LOL! SO I just do it every 5 times or so...
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Personally i clean my hookah every 2 - 3 times i use it however thats because im in a bad position and my parents dont particularly care for hookah. I havent seen too much of an affect... just flavor loss on the 3rd smoke really... and not that much...
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Yeah, I definitely do notice some flavor loss if I let it go to long without a thorough cleaning!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:37 PM
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You really do need to do need to clean very carefully ever time you use it or less your smoke will taste like crap.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:09 PM
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I clean my main rig with vinegar every time i use it ( before i smoke not after i finish) .
The coals need 6-7 minutes to light up on my stove so i have time to rince onve with vinegar
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Every time.. thoroughly.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
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when ever I get a chance too, probably on a daily basis now that school has started back up
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
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i clean before every session.. good preparation/setup is the difference between a decent bowl and a great bowl
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 05:21 PM
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I clean it every session, and then do a deep deep scrub every 5 or so.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:40 PM
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my smaller hookahs, i wash out after a smoke. my larger syrains, i clean once a week. when you have 5 of them, i tend to smoke one, then the next, then the next... till they are all used. Then wash the whole lot! the only one I take time to wash after use every time is the new 22" i won - i just want it to last and not rust on me

But I always empty the water atleast... and blow thru the hose as well.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 12:30 AM
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well i smoke from 3-4 heads aday, differnt flavors, and i cleen them after every head change, just water.... HOTTTT water, a brush, and thats about it...
take care of your hookahs people and they will take care of u...
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Old August 24th, 2007, 12:33 AM
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I steam clean the stems 1-2 times a week, but umm listening to you guys I might start taking the steamer to it every day.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 01:53 AM
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oh man, im so lazy when it comes to cleaning it. i usually wait til it tastes like utter crap to make the initiative to actually scrub a little. i dunno why i can't seem to wanna clean any hookahs. lol
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I rinse it out after every session, and wipe the bowl out well too. Every other day I scrub with brushes, very warm water and vinegar. Wash hose once a week.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:22 PM
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after every time I smoke. Whether 1 bowl or 6 bowls, I cleaning it thoroughly with the brush and elbow grease.

Every month or so, I get some stainless steel polish, and fancy up the exterior of my rigs. I also give them a "citrus bath" every month. This bath consists of Lemon, water, a tad bit of vinegar, orange extract, and some peroxide. Works well for me. Call me crazy
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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:07 PM
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ok - crazy...

but sounds like it works... may have to try that next time
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Old September 24th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: How Often............

I clean my hookah after every session. I don't want any stale water or mixing of flavors.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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I have since changed my ways, I now clean my hookah after every use with a brush and warm water. And about every 2-3 times I clean it with some baking soda and the brush, and I then follow it up with a good scrub and warm water to rinse it ...
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Old September 24th, 2007, 06:40 PM
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I clean mine every once a week, ususally saturday or sunday. I clean the water after every smoke, or before each smoke, sometimes i'll be lazy and leave the old water in there and just clean it before next smoke.
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