Re: what makes nakhla so hot?
Yeah it takes a while to get the balance between decent amount of smoke (not necessarily the biggest clouds), good flavor, and longevity out of a bowl. Too little heat and you get small flavorless weak smoke, too much and you get thick, burnt tasting, harsh smoke. It isn't overly complicated but it can take some practice with different coals in different amounts for different amounts of time using different implements or not to figure out how to get the heat just right on each rig with each bowl and for each coal. It isn't rocket science but it is a little different with each variable you change.