Re: Toning down the flavor?
Usually when I'm with my friends and I use the same ammount of coals that I use when I smoke alone we have the same problem. Because when i smoke alone, lets say i take 3 puffs in every minute, but my friends take just 1 or 2. Because of this when they have the hose, the heat, that normally works fine for me is becoming too much (because of the less pulls) and the flavor is becoming too strong / little bit harsh.
That's why i said to try to use less heat. Maybe it'll help to you. I think it worth a try.