Originally Posted by hookahMaster22
Exotica coals are are tightly compact fingers that are shaped with flat sides. Basically enlongated cubes that wont roll around on your bowl. The only catch is they are extremely hard to break. Unless you have a hacksaw. Aside from that they are some of the best coals on the market.
When breaking up my shisha tobacco I put it in a jar or plastic container with a lid and shake it up. This technique breaks it up nice and makes it almost fluffy. (Always large clouds of smoke.)
Also using a wind cover helps keep a consistent even heat over the entire bowl. (very helpful)
Do use the wind cover regardless..inside or out?