Originally Posted by chadtizzle
you know that is a lot of coal for a bowl like that. i use a half an exotica finger on a small phunnel bowl. maybe score a stick into 5 even pieces, and use 3 pieces so the heat is more even. exoticas are fantastic coals. i think you're just either using a bit much or the tobacco is touching the foil.
using 3/5s of a stick will be more heat than the half that hes already using, maybe just 2/5s
also, probably packing it wrong, i dont think tobacco goes bad for a very long time. try adding a bit of honey if it seems dry