Originally Posted by britjh22
Guess I wasn't specific enough. All the other flavors of AF I have smoke beautifully (great flavor, long lasting, huge clouds), I have my packing and coal technique down. And the shisha doesn't seem to be any more dry then my other AF flavors.
Some of the AF batches from 08 and 09 produce harsh smoke. The only way I've found to eliminate this characteristic is to pack the tobacco tightly in a modern bowl and use a lot of heat. It also brings out more flavour, IMO.
I guess you could also use a mouthtip, like the Coco tips from Coconara. It's hard to justify their cost, but they do amplify flavours quite a bit. ymmv