I've expressed my opinion before .. That "Alien" bowl looks to be way too shallow! It looks like it would burn the tobacco.
There is a big difference between "burning" and "smoldering"
- Burning produces huge clouds but you sacrifices flavor and end up with harsh burnt smoke
- Smoldering produces huge flavor and respectable clouds
Try your Al Fakher in a regular Egyptian bowl or a Vortex. You can vary the amount of tobacco to a minimal amount in a small Egyptian bowl or even a Vortex. Just pop a windcover over the bowl with 1-2 coals and you will be able to build up some great heat to produce respectable clouds with a conservative amount of shisha tobacco. Pull the windcover on and off to manage heat and rotate your coals.
Hope that helps ..
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Egyptian Hookah, Vortex Bowl, Natural Coals (Exotica or Coconara)
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