Re: what mistakes you made has a hookah noob?
-Buying a decay-prone Chinese instead of a Bambino... I love it anyway, though, to be honest
-Not cleaning said hookah enough
-When I did clean it, running water through the hose (and being unable to figure out what the rust particles were for a while)
-Smoking with unlit QL (I thought the headaches were from not enough water.. woops)
-Leaving my Egyptian and its 2nd base outside on a Colorado winter's night out of laziness
-Buying only 50g and single rolls of coals