Re: Super packing
I was dying to try the tight pack on the Nakhla and did it tonight in my medium phunnel bowl. Poked holes through the foil and all the way through the shisha simultaneously. Smoked great for about 50 minutes, then the flavor petered out as did the smoke. Tried more coals to no avail.
The post mortem revealed nice juicy shisha underneath and dried, blackened (not burned, more caramelized) shisha on top.
I was so bummed!
Then did another bowl with the light fluffy pack like I usually do. Smoked great for an hour. Only the tiniest bit of moisture left in one little area of the bowl when I checked it afterwards.
I think I'll stick to light and fluffy, hated wasting all that shisha in the "Super Packing" experiment.