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Country Bladesmith

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I've done that before, but didn't notice if it coloured faster. That's interesting. When I clean now, I wet the pipe cleaner a bit to wipe the bowl so I want it to dry before my next smoke but maybe I'll give that a try sometime.
The only way I’ve found to really clean cake out of mine is to periodically give the chamber a warm water rinse with some gentle scrubbing.
 

chasingembers

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The only way I’ve found to really clean cake out of mine is to periodically give the chamber a warm water rinse with some gentle scrubbing.
I'd avoid that to prevent unevenness in the siphoning that leads to coloring. I just use fine sandpaper on any carbon buildup.
 

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