Re: Hookah Bowls
And just to let you know, YES you can underpack a bowl - it's not for saving tobacco, but rather for giving a small airspace between the foil and the top of the tobacco. It helps in preventing the tobacco from burning (best with some of the more heat sensitive brands).
And first things first... if this is your first hookah (Great choice btw) you should always prefect the simple art of the standard Egyptian clay bowl (the one that should come with it). That way you have things down to a fine art before spending the extra cash on the fancy bowls and extra tobacco.
Reason: I prefer simple clay bowls to ALL the FANCY ones. I bought and sold BOTH a phunnel and a glass bowl.