Originally Posted by austinthecity
are the golden coals 40mm or 33mm?
I always try to start a bowl off slowly, with long slow inhales to warm up the shisha. After about 8 of these, go to medium hits and then larger hits. If the smoke is still thin, add another coal or half.
austin's got a point - 40mm are HUGE coals. I use only 1 of them @ a time on any of my bowls, broken in half and along the outerdge of the bowl. 33m i'd use between 1-1.5 of them and a windcover - easier to take off the cover than fight w/ moving/adding coals.