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.
i use 3 CH coals on my mod bowl with no issues, maybe i just got used to how to manage it though
i leave a little less than 1/4 inch of a gap probably about 3/16 i guess. make sure you are using 2 layers of regular or 1 of HD
im not a huge fan of romman personally but i never had much issue with it in a small egyptian (pretty small HS one) and 2 or 3 1/4 of exoticas but i didnt smoke much of it, just the 2 50 g that came with my hookah