Re: Nakhla Question
From my experience the standard Mya bowl is far too deep to be practical. The heat is not well distributed and the top of the bowl is going to burn quicker than the rest of the bowl so you can never really fully smoke through the tobacco. If the top layer is burnt, this is going to ruin the flavors of the tobacco underneath it. This is why I love my Egyptian bowls because they are much shallower and broader so the tobacco heats up very evenly and gives consistent flavor
If I had to guess the best way to pack a Mya is to tamp it down a little bit so it isn't ultra dense but still packed tighter than looser(if that makes any sense).
36" Al Falkher Solid - 36" KM Copper Heart Two Hose - 22" Temsah Mini-Wheat(a.k.a. Golden Nugget)