Re: Just cant seem to get it right!!
I've never even attempted to smoke AF in my Vortex bowl. I have had great luck using a standard Egyptian bowl. I'd also recommend trying two natural coals and a windcover, at least for the first few minutes of the session, just to get things going. Three coals would be overkill for AF when using an Egyptian bowl. If you don't have a regular windcover you can make one out of tin foil or a large energy drink can. Check the how-to video section to see how to make one.
Also make sure your water level is good and that your rig is clean before smoking.