Originally Posted by Mojo
Are you using the black self lighting coals? If so that might be why you're coughing due to it being very harsh and very ashy/coaly in taste.
Just found some self lighting coals in my ooooollllllddddd hookah carrying case in my closet about an hour ago before I loaded up a bowl to watch Deadliest Catch and yeah I instantly threw those away. Those coals suck.