Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?
AW does make some good stuff but like all brands you'll discover that in order to get a good session going you need to do things a little different for each brand. With AW i've noted that you have be pretty good at heat management or else you'll wreck. I'd suggesting that you start using more coals then you normally do then taking off some once the smoke gets going. Let me know what sort of set up you have and i'll give you some solid suggestions.
As to what to smoke from AW i'd say vanilla is fantastic, honey and Arabic coffee and cinnamon are pretty nice and a good bargain. Apparently a lot of people love After 9 and California dream but i've never tried them so I can't say if they live up to the hype.