Originally Posted by photolinger
Where did you read nakhla is supposed to touch the foil? or tangiers for that matter?
as long as the coal is touching the foil, then it is heating the foil. if the foil is touching the tobacco, then its like the coal is burning the tobacco.
i have heard it from a lot of people around, mostly with tangiers (IIRC even eric says that) and some have been letting nakhla touch. again i dont, i always leave a gap no matter the brand or bowl, some i leave a small gap (like tangiers and nakhla) others a leave a lager gap (like starbuzz). i usually pack it pretty fluffy unless it tangiers but even then i dont pack it really hard. i found with starbuzz if you pack it a little more dense it smokes better (at least for me in a mod bowl) but it still gets a good gap