Re: New to Hookahs... FAIL after FAIL...need adive...
If your still having issues, I ask. How much shisha are you putting in your bowl? and How dense are you packing it?
Under or over packing really has an effect on smoke and flavor, standard bowls hold 15-20 grams. Fill it up to just below the rim, over that and the coals will come in direct contact with the shisha making it burn instead of smoke.
How densely you pack a bowl is basically decided on how moist a shisha is and the size of the cut (how big the pieces are). I tend to generally over pack a bowl and pick some out with a toothpick while fluffing it up a little.