Originally Posted by kingboyb
All this has to do with the tobacco's absolute humidity matchnig the surrounding enviornment's absolute humidity (dew point). If they don't match, the flavoring of the tobacco gets muted, resulting in the odor people describe as "BBQ".
People buy cigars and respect the fact they must be kept in a humidor to maximize flavor, etc. However, the same people turn up thier nose when you talk about acclimating hookah tobacco.. *shrug*
Again, this tobacco is wet....how can it match any humidity?