That bowl will give you problems, trust me. When I got a new bowl (The Vortex bowl from Sahara Smoke) it served me very well but I eventually ran into problems with that because I dislike the stem of that bowl being very wide. With the bowl they sent you, use one coal and make do with that screen as best you can for right now until you are able to get some foil. When you get the foil and the funnel bowl, you will benefit greatly my friend. Suggestions on coals would be ******* Hookah Natural or instant lights, Exotica Naturals, CocoNara Naturals -- go for natural coal as instant lights can affect the flavour, but ******* Hookah instant lights are the best. Good luck to you and if you need anymore help don't be afraid to PM me.