Originally Posted by Mitul89
Yea I made sure that the bowl wasnt overpacked, it was right below the rim. I have been cleaning the hookah thoroughly after my smoking sessions. But I will go ahead and use 2 coals, and clean the purge valve. I have tried the double layer foil method, but I think one layered has worked better for me.
By the way this might be a dumb question, but during a session, do you take the ball out of the purge valve or do you just keep it in there?
You keep it in there. Occasionally you should take out and rinse the ball to avoid sticking when you purge. The purpose of this feature is the ball closes the purge when you smoke and opens the purge up as you blow out.