How To Clean Hookah Hose

Dear buyandbuy.shop readers, I am back again with a tutorial on how to clean hoses using white vinegar and baking soda.

This method is very simple. All you need is white vinegar, baking soda, and a funnel to help pour the ingredients into the hose.

To give you better visibility of the cleaning process inside the hose, I chose this palace glass hose. Compared to most other washable hoses, it provides better transparency.

First, no matter which end you start with, place the funnel into the hose tip. The funnel doesn’t need to fit perfectly, as long as it helps guide the ingredients in.

You only need about a teaspoon of baking soda – don’t pour in too much. We’re trying to create a chemical reaction to scrub the interior, not recreate a science fair volcano.

I pour in a little baking soda at a time, making sure the funnel doesn’t get clogged. Tap it down so the baking soda enters the hose – you can see it starting to coat the interior walls.

Then I shake the hose around, trying to spread the baking soda over every inner surface, including the glass joint. I found the best way is to stand up, cover both hose ends with my fingers, and slosh it back and forth as if rinsing with water.

As you can see, the interior is now mostly coated with baking soda, and the grime is clearly visible – that’s why this hose badly needs cleaning.

Next comes the vinegar. The process is much the same. Go slowly though, because as soon as the vinegar the baking soda, the chemical reaction will start. Pouring in a lot of vinegar at once will create a volcano – bad contacts for cleaning, as the reaction happens in your drain instead of inside the hose.

I like to hold both hose ends up as I pour in the vinegar, to prevent it pouring straight out the other end. It takes a bit of hand maneuvering.

You can see bubbles immediately form where vinegar met baking soda at the opening. You can hear it fizzing away – that’s the reaction between a small amount of vinegar and a lot of baking soda.

Once that initial reaction finishes, I add a bit more vinegar, repeating until there’s plenty inside the hose. You can hear loud hissing without liquid spraying the walls – those CO2 bubbles are scrubbing the interior.

Soon the bubbling stops, signaling most CO2 has formed and the main reaction is complete. Like with the baking soda, I slosh the hose around to ensure full coverage. Silicon hoses have minimal crevices, but washable hoses have lots of tiny ridges needing cleaning.

You can see the glass joint is much cleaner after just this brief cleaning action. Next we pour out the spent vinegar-baking soda solution. I used only 3-4 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, but it really did the job .

Then I rinse with regular water to wash out any lingering residues – you don’t want to smoke before getting all that out.

In summary, I don’t use this method every time I clean hoses – warm water is usually enough. But for extremely stubborn ghost flavors, it’s highly effective. It removes flavor residues, though the process can get messy.

If you have similar issues, try out this cleaning method. It’s simple with just vinegar, baking soda, and a funnel. Let us know if you find it useful – your feedback is important.

Thank you again for reading our blog on how to clean hookah hose, I hope it helps you have the best hookah experience possible

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