Little to no cloudage usually means there isn't enough heat. Try starting your bowl with 3 coals on, then once it's nice and hot drop one of the coals and use a windcover when needed (if the clouds are not big, throw the windcover on, if you feel the smoke is getting harsh, take the windcover off). If you don't have a windcover you can make a temp one out of aluminum foil, Sambooka has a how to vid.
Also test for leaks.
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