Re: Crown Classic Packing
The only thing I pack extra dense is Tangiers. I pretty much use the "sprinkle and pat down" method for everything else, just a slight pack. I use a windcover on everything, at least to get it started and I tend to keep the coals hanging off the edge of the bowl at first, moving them in when they get smaller.
I'm pretty new to AF and admit I've gotten some throat tickle with it. A denser pack may help with that. I haven't had any problems with SB but I've only smoked it a handful of times in this bowl.