Originally Posted by wally
First of all fix the leek from your hookah with some rubber tape or wet paper, and well in my experience I get better clouds of smoke (thick ones) with better tobacco like Al Fakher for example. Also you should check the amount of holes you put on the foil, try to make 3 to 4 circles of holes, but small ones so you don't get ash inside the bowl.
Theres really no reason to avoid ash into the bowl.. A normal ammount of ash will not affect anything.. Ash doesnt give any taste .. Sometimes having many small holes instead of a few little bigger, can be bad.. cus ash can block the very small holes instead.. and 2 small holes wont give as good airflow as one bigger for example..