Originally Posted by AngriestPhx
I recently came back from a trip to California and hung out with Eric for four days at his lounge. After reviewing the packing method over and over, and smoking a ton of Tangiers Noir, I definitely have it down. My preferred method is 4 coconut halves with a small phunnel, then add golden canary or a similar type coal as you need it. When packing the tobacco, you pack it dense and to a smidge above the rim. I acclimate for about 3 to 4 hours. If the smoke gets too harsh, drop a coco halve and add it again when you need it. I have a whole new appreciation for Tangiers.
So the foil gets in contact with the tobacco even before the coals hit the bowl and heat the tobacco up? Or do you push it below the rim again by "foil-testing" it before placing the coals on the bowl?