Originally Posted by Mackmaven
damn we need a scientist. That's a good example but it doesn't account for the higher/faster draw stoking the coals and generating more smoke as result of a higher burn temp.
It does if you think of the hookah system as having maximum fixed variables that produce that magically dense white cloud of smoke. There is a maximum amount of smoke that you can generate based on heat and air volume before the volume of air washes out the density of smoke your tobacco can produce.
Same goes for the heat. The threshold of the coals generating heat before the shisha burns is your cut off point. All those variables go into the density of the smoke and the volume of air you need to pull in order to hit that magic sweet spot where everything lines up. Change any of the variables and the system adjusts based on the inputs, heat, air volume, wetness of the tobacco, etc.
You can take a fast hit or slow hit, it does not really matter to be honest. If your system cannot generate the smoke at a volume that keeps up with your draw, your just sucking air.