I was cleaning up and old Kaywoodie that had a stem that is not original but I'm pretty sure is a Yello-Bole ambera stem due to the black circle on the top. I hooked it up to the retort and things went well...that is until I unhooked it for the initial stem cleaning. The stem seemed to be overly soft and it was easy to scratch some of it off. Also, after handling a bit of alcohol, my fingers stuck to the stem anywhere I touched it.
So, Does that mean that the ambera stems should not be cleaned with alcohol? If not, how the heck should I clean this thing? I would normally not care but this is an older 4-digit Kaywoodie Drinkless and I'd actually like to smoke it.