Re: holes in the foil
I used to use a toothpick then I moved on to a thumb tack but I lost it. But I did find a poker that I used to use to unplug my cigars if they were rolled to tight.
I made that poker out a wire hanger. I cut a piece about 6" long and bent about 1" in so it's like a handle(looks like an L) then I sharpend the long end.
Works perfect for me.
Less drama, more hookah!