Originally Posted by MrFrosty
Even if the taste is more intense with a smaller gauge it just sucks if the draw is hard und you have to pull like a vacuum cleaner... I don't think it alters the taste at all, when you have a wider gauge...
That's what I was saying. You want a big, wide stem and a big, wide hose. The only place there should be restriction is right at the hose apature. This shouldn't restrict the draw much at all, while at the same time forcing a concentration of the steam for a more intense flavor.