Originally Posted by britjh22
I tend to pack to around the top of the spire, and then just expose the holes a bit by nudging the tobacco back a bit. I use 3 cocos on mine, sometimes have to drop one or use a windcover depending on what brand of tobacco I use.
+1 on this packing method but I use only 2 coals the whole time and then a wind cover to get it going. Then if need be I will remove the windcover.