Well, just got done smoking. I smoked Starbuzz White Peach and had the same experience as the last few nights. A bare hint of flavor at the start, followed by a crappy taste w/ a 2nd set of coals.
Originally Posted by ZenSilk
What I think is happening is that by not moving the coals around on your Egyptian bowl, the juices are dripping down the stem. The bowl heats up all around and the juices become less viscous throughout the tobacco, causing you to lose flavor, or just get the flavor of burning tobacco.
This could be the case; on occasion I've noticed that the water in the base is discolored. I think I will go ahead and order a phunnel bowl. What really confuses me is that, as I said in my original post, I've followed the same procedure for at least the last 6 months and I've only had any issues in the last 2 weeks or so. Dumb luck I guess?
Regarding the hose, a Nammor/Razan/Grand should do just fine right?