Very Important Stem Cleaning Note:
If you can't blow out the “smoking” material from the stem tip, as in the case of super gummy materials like sage or honey cured tobacco, reinsert the stem and either inhale or simply heat the material and then quickly eject it. Ideally the material should exit as complete “plug”. The best way to clean the stem is, as a final routine, plug the stem into the Eterra’s hot boot, heat for a few seconds, then eject into the small bag provided as if you were using a blow gun (staccato)... Unless you pack the material too tight, it should all very cleanly eject. The above method is very helpful after each use in that it prevents the build up of residues that further complicate effective use and cleaning. A probe should ideally never be used in the brass stems with screens... With proper use screens will last indefinitely. We now offer special screenless glass stems with instructions $15. post paid.