Originally Posted by chadtizzle
i feel dumb posting this, but i've never had an outstanding smoke with nakhla. i know, i know, shame on me. the only method i haven't tried is the tangiers method which i hope to try soon.
i can get great flavor, but i can't get average clouds. i don't know why, but it pisses me off. the smoke is there but it's nowhere near the hp videos i see on nakhla reviews.
i know clouds aren't a big deal, but it doesn't feel right when i don't have an average amount of smoke. i'll add coals and it gets great for 5 minutes, but after that it gets harsh. i've tried the windcover too.
it pisses me off because i can smoke any brand without problems except nakhla.
what flavors are you trying it with? i found it works better to pack it a bit tighter and leave a gap almost 1/4 of an inch. i then put the coals on so they are fully on the bowl, put a wind cover on for a few mins, take the cover off, move the coals and hang them off the edge a bit with out flipping and it gets it going really well