Re: Help with Vortex setup
Going along with the topic here, I used to pack my vortex bowl very similar to SOG, with a touch of BuzzHookah's method. I would just sprinkle my tobacco into the bowl after being mixed well, push it down just a bit and make it so I could see the holes somewhat (my vortex had the holes notoriously low on the spire). Then I'd foil it up, poke my holes with a safety pin, with no pattern being particularly dominant, and throw three 1/4 chunks of exoticas on it. I would move my exoticas quite a bit, and eventually decrease it to 2 1/4 chunks. I'm sorry to hear that you aren't experiencing any difference between your vortex and an egyptian. Hopefully, you will find the packing method that works best for you and get everything set.