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Old March 10th, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: A finer draw + thicker smoke..

Originally Posted by bpetruzzo View Post
I'm not convinced that it actually means the smoke is more dense. I'm not sure that a narrow draw would actually produce that. If you had 30% oxygen and 70% smoke flowing through your hookah, narrowing the draw would not somehow increase the density of the smoke to say, 85%.

I suspect that it has more to do with a narrow draw forcing you to take your time as you inhale which means the flavor spends more time passing your tongue and hence, would seem to be more flavor. Because flavor in hookah smoke can be communicated with only a small amount of smoke. But More smoke doesn't usually mean more flavor. Think of it like french fries. Eating 8 french fries at a time doesn't make them taste more strongly like french fries. You can spread out the enjoyment of the french fry flavor by eating them one or two at a time. It's the same with hookah smoke. One full breath of smoke taken in 1 second, will produce the same flavor as a breath taken in four seconds, but inhaling slower spreads the flavor out.

Or, at least that's what I suspect the reason is. I personally use Coco tips on my Nammor hoses. The draw is about as close to perfect as I can get. Well, actually, the best draw I know of is a Narbish plugged up to my 24" Mya. Somehow the gauge between the two is just right.
Yeah, I am going to go ahead and disagree with that. We are talking volumes and densities here and that logic is not sound. For example:

You have two glasses of juice. One is frozen (condensed) and one is normal shelf juice (water added). The flavor intensity in the condensed juice will be far superior to the water downed juice. Just because it has juice in it, does not mean they both are the same intensity. If I hold a mouth full of chopped jalapenos or one seed, I bet I am going to know the difference. Regardless of the time spent in your mouth, the larger quantity of jalapenos is going to fuck me up verse the single seed.

Where the taste comes from is your "NOSE" not your mouth. 70-75% of your taste is from your nose. That is why you "taste" the hit as you exhale and more so if you blow it out all valves and not just your mouth. So the more dense the smoke, the more your nose has to sample and the increase in sensation you experience.

Not badgering just disagreeing with your logic my friend.
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