Originally Posted by kalutika
I really wish more people realized that tombac is almost exclusively the style of hookah tobacco smoked without foil or a screen. Zaghloul is supposed to be very wet and smoked with indirect heat. Placing the coals directly on the tobacco is not the proper way to smoke black style moassel. Doing so with anything other than tombac is not "the real way to smoke hookah" or anything like that.
Quoted for truth. Add some molasses and enjoy that zaghloul the way it's meant to be!
Doing it without foil just ruins the subtlety of the flavor.