Re: Is it just me or does Al Waha all tase like ass?
Al Waha is abit difficult on the heat managment (not something extraordinary but its sensitive). Even a tad bit more heat than what it takes and it will affect the flavour by a lot. I'd suggest starting the bowl with 3/5 of what you use for wet shisha like AF. Then add a little till you get nice smoke without ruinng the flavour. Keep the coals on the outer edge and move them towards the center when you need more heat. When smoke is just fine (not perfect yet) add windcover. this way you 'll find how much heat AW takes on your setup.
When you learn that start your bowl with a bit more heat, then subtract coals and add the woncover. you can get pretty long sessions woth AW when you get the hang of it.