Originally Posted by guvernor
thanks EssamHelmy... I also think it's the foil... Does double foil help? I use a toothpick to make the holes.. Those are the right size holes .. Right?
Double foil definitely helps. If the foil you use is too thin it will transfer way too much heat to the tobacco and the heat from the coal will be directed at one spot on the bowl rather than spread out. I also use a tooth pick and I punch holes like circles. I start with a big circle til I reach the middle and I make sure the holes are separated nicely.