Re: advice for Nakhla
i usually use 3 ch nats on my nakhla, i have gone more to the vortex though than the egyptian and had much better results with better flavor,smoke, and less harshness with less need for managing coals.
i pack it very very loose and fluffy up almost to the rim and then flatten it out which taps it down to the height of the spire. 3 coals just hanging off a tinny bit, wind cover on a few mins to get it warm and then pull the cover and move the coals as needed. i dont like over packing nakhla, depending on the style of over packing it either changes the taste or doesnt really give much longer smoke while using a lot more tobacco still