Originally Posted by stino89
I think you overpacked the bowl... nakhla is really heat sensitve, so if the shisha is to close to the coals you'll get a burnt taste...
I use less shisha in the bowl an pack it it a little bit tighter
Im gonna have to disagree here.
Nahkla is NOT heat sensitive at all.
I would advise the following:
If you are using 1 layer of foil, try using a doubled layer for easier heat control!
Loose pack in the bowl, you dont want it to be like a tangiers pack.
When first starting the session let the shisha chill with the coals on top for at least 3 mins before you take a hit! Sometimes with such a dense pack when you just start huffing on the hose right after placing the coals on the foil the shisha will be burnt not only in a small layer on top but in a clumped and thick layer, which can make the entire bowl taste like seared rubber and coals!
Keep trying my friend! And may the god of Nahkla smile upon you with its smoky goodness!
(Nahkla orange is an amazing flavor btw! good choice!)