Vertex bowl and everything that goes with it
I picked up a Vortax bowl from John during black friday. With the coupon code it was either pay for shipping or pay for a vortex bowl, so I went with the bowl.
I just tried it out for the first time. It was a big let down. Though, it was probably my fault. I couldn't find any videos detailing how to pack the bowl and a good basic hole pattern to use. So, I just kind of went with my best guess. I spent the whole session fussing with the coals which never really delivered a great smoke.
People like the Vortex. So, I'm sure I've done something wrong. Can someone point out a good hole pattern to start with and some insights on how to pack the tobacco in there?
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