Originally Posted by FusionX
I packed it tighter in the middle (pressed down with fork) under rim and there was more space around the sides.
More space around the sides meaning I could see some yellow from my yellow ceramic.
Think of it as a mound of sand or anthill.
There's no "right" way to do it so whatever works for you is best.
I recommended what I did because I find I can pack more tobacco in that way without killing the draw.