Re: Egyptian hookah a little hard to smoke...
A lot of what I'd say has already been mentioned. Check for leaks, and check that you aren't packing the bowls too tight because it'll restrict your airflow more than anything. If you're smoking Starbuzz, I'm also wondering what type of bowl you're using since Starbuzz is a wetter tobacco, the draw of the hookah will suck a lot of glycerin down the downstem. Since the glycerin is what provides the sought after "thick clouds" if this is getting pulled down into the downstem it isn't being smoked which might make the clouds sparser. Also since the glycerin releases the vapor when heated, it might also explain the "dryer" smoke. Hope this helps.
36" Al Falkher Solid - 36" KM Copper Heart Two Hose - 22" Temsah Mini-Wheat(a.k.a. Golden Nugget)