Re: smoke thickness help
4 coals on Al Fakher in a vortex? haha, that thing is meant to save you coal, not make you sue double the amount. I use 2 coals on all my tobacco in my phunnel, a vortex should not need more than that.
It sounds like these are the problems:
1) AF Sucks.
2) Your Vortex Sucks
3) You might need a windcover