Originally Posted by kalutika
Most importantly, do not over heat the tobacco. Let the tobacco rest between puffs. Otherwise you will make it go bitter on you and it is really hard to make it recover from that. Especially if it's lighter tobacco. Over heating can also cause you to scorch you tongue and really ruin the experience.
I have found this to be true with Desi Murli. In fact just last night I was smoking DM Lemon Lime. The coals were getting a little small and I decided to move them in closer to the center. In a matter of seconds, the smoke became very thick and very nasty. Luckily I was able to recover it for the most part simply by moving the coals back out to the edge and purging. It was really a very small movement of the coals and it had a huge impact on the tobacco.