Re: Is there a trick . . .
IMO HH is better out of a phunnel for flavoring since it's so watery. Also go small on the holes as mentioned above, esp out of an egyptian head to keep it from burning. Do not use too many coals on HH- its cloulds won't be as big as sb and a little lighter than nakhla, but you should get solid flavor for a good hour plus. Other than that the trick is how the hookah master manages the heat. Good luck.