Originally Posted by kalutika
Egyptian is too broad of a term. Some are great and some are terrible. It is quite the gamble. Just about every bowl should be able to smoke well. It's just a matter of how hard you need to work at finding the perfect combination of factors, especially regarding heat management.
I would say that you may be over heating the bowl if the smoke was harsh. It's odd that you were getting no flavor from a mint though. Are you a cigarette smoker?
I smoke cigarettes every once in a great while (Newports), I'm tight on money hence why I purchased the hookah from a friend instead of a new one. I think I may have burned the shisha if I remember correctly
. But I am going to record a video of how I setup so everyone can critique what I am screwing up on. Appreciate it guys