Your Amy Deluxe hookah should work perfectly for you to draw large, dense, and flavorful smoke. This is irrespective of the Amy Deluxe shisha tobacco flavor that you may choose to use. There can be several issues with your hookah. It may not be set up properly. There could be leaks or blockages. Any of the components not working properly would adversely affect your experience. You may have burnt smoke, too little or extremely light smoke, or the flavor in the smoke may not be sufficient to get a true taste of the shisha tobacco. The immediate solution to all these problems is a thorough troubleshooting of your hookah.
Check the Setup
The entire hookah should be set up perfectly. This is usually easy to ensure. All you have to do is check every component, if each of the parts is in their rightful place, and whether or not the fittings are snug. If any of the components of your hookah is damaged, then you should have it replaced. It could be the bowl, stem, base, hose, or any of the ports. The ports should be checked for leaks. The hose too should be checked for any possible leakage.
A common problem in many hookahs is poor fitting of the removable components. For instance, the bowl at the top should fit perfectly onto the stem. This may not happen if the grommet is not of the right size. A larger or smaller grommet than what is needed will lead to an improperly fitted bowl. You must get the right grommet. This also applies to the larger grommet that is used to secure the stem into the base. The grommet for the hose port is equally important. All the three grommets should ensure perfect fitting.
Check the Purge
Since a hookah has several removable parts that are assembled time and again, it is quite possible there are issues that remain unnoticed and you would not know till you check. One such issue is clogging. There can be some kind of blockage in the stem, the hose, or any of the ports. To check if there is any blockage or leak, set up the entire hookah, and then open the purge port. You should blow in some air through the mouthpiece of the hose, instead of drawing smoke, and watch what happens. The smoke should be released through the purge. If you see smoke being released through any other port or part of the hookah, instead of the purge, then there is a leak. If you do not see enough smoke coming out of the purge port, then there is some blockage.
The purge port itself may be blocked due residue buildup. There may be bits and pieces of the hookah itself that can clog some parts. This is rare for silicone hookahs, and other contemporary models. This issue is more common in traditional models, where wood and other natural materials are used to make handmade hookahs. You would have to make sure the hookah is clean and there is no blockage or leakage whatsoever. Smaller grommets in the ports can also be the cause of leakage. Check them out.
Check the Water
The level of water in the base influences the quality and volume of the smoke. A base should not be overfilled. It should not have too little water either. The water level should be around an inch or a bit more up the bottom end of the down stem. So, fill up the base with water, insert the stem and see how much of it is submerged. If more than half an inch of the down stem is submerged, then get rid of a bit of water. An inch is the usual practice. In some bases, usually the leaner ones, the water level can be up to one and a half inch of the down stem.
Check the Bowl
Similar to how the level of water influences the smoke, the bowl and how you have packed the tobacco in it also has a significant role to play. A bowl should not be stuffed, as then there is very little air passing through it for you to have enough smoke. If a bowl is not packed with enough tobacco, then you will have flavorless smoke. You would have a lot of light smoke with very little texture or flavor. Pack the bowl right. Aerate the tobacco as you fill the bowl. Finally, ensure the charcoals are glowing hot before you place them on the foil.