Finally got the hang of...
Tangiers! I'm excited! I've gone through a couple 250g packs of this stuff before without getting it to smoke right, but I think I finally figured it out. I hadn't been packing enough shisha in the bowl and I was using generic foil. Now I just heap it on in there and use good Reynold's HD foil. I'm prolly wasting alot of Shisha but I really toss alot in there creepy lunchlady style ala Billy Madison and her "Schloppy Joes!". The nice thing is that I can come back the next day and restart the bowl though.
Now I just need to buy more tangiers!