Originally Posted by FusionX
purpose of screen:
1. the heat just gets more evenly distributed from the hot metal in a circular pattern. I'm no expert, but I image with no screen... it is less distributed.
2. the screen helps also keep the ash directly off the tobacco, but I don't think it does a good job
I'm considering finding my old screen and giving it a whirl with my salloum plain
It also keeps the heating indirect. This allows the juices in the moassel to cook and evaporate rather than burning.