Re: Is there a trick . . .
I use very little shisha and sprinkle it into the bowl. then one layer of heavy duty foil shiny down. from there I do a spiral pattern. Big holes in the middle and then smaller and smaller towards the outside edges. I have never experienced a tobacco taste from HH. Ive had some funky flavors but never tobacco-y flavors. I typically get about 45 minutes of good smoking and around an hour tops with less smoke/flavor right at the end of course. Also I use ql's most of the time and havent ever ruined the flavor so Im not sure what thats about either..