Re: Not getting much smoke.
Take the usual steps to set up your hookah. You dont NEED millions of holes in the foil but you do need some! Water level should be an inch above the stem. Diffusers in my experience help. 3 coals to get started, 2 to maintain the heat, and usually when i want to show off i stick 3 coals on the foil and puff once or twice before it gets harsh (then i take it off). Getting a "name brand" hookah would help you. Something like a KM or a Syrian would be good. A bigger hose would help you as well. AF, starbuzz, and tangiers shisha are tobaccoes that I know will produce more smoke than others. Then its all heat management from then on out.