Originally Posted by Thunder
Maybe because this is the first time for me to smoke with those plastic hoses. Also, when I took the mouth piece out and put my finger inside the hose, I have noticed it was moist. So, this might be the reason of the harshness !!
That is just from the nature of the smoke. It is mostly water vapor and condensation occurs through out the session.
My guess would just be that it is a coincidence. Were you switching out the hose mid session? Or were you setting the hookah up the same and trying each hose on an individual session? I have never heard of a hose causing harshness. I can't think of any reason that would be possible.
Usually harsh smoke is just a product of heat management problems and it gets blamed on other factors.