Re: Vortex Bowl Help
The way I pack mine is sprinkle the tobacco in the bowl "al fakher moassel" just a bit above the holes. You might want to try poking very small and even holes throughout the bowl and use a wind cover as heat management. Also don't force the bowl to heat up. Just put the coals on the outside rim of the bowl, move them around the bowl to get even heat and wait a minute before smoking. If you don't get enough smoke add another coal.