Originally Posted by alanpeterson68
this is how I pack my Nak Mizo in a vortex:
Put tobacco in the bowl about half way up the spire. Then pack & smush it down pretty densely. Then add more tobacco so that it is just below the foil. When you add more tobacco the second time around try to keep the tobacco away from the holes in the spire. Then add a layer of foil or two, poke holes, and enjoy.
I did this a few hours ago and it burned the upper half of shisha, but smoked good for an hour. I used two QL's on opposite edges of the bowl and rotated them around the edge every 10 minutes or so.
I think I didn't put enough tobacco in... After I packed it down under the holes I sprinkled more up to the rim then moved it away from the holes in the spire. I'm wondering if I should pack the entire bowl sort of dense up to the rim... hmm...
OP - I didn't get any harsh smoke this way though, not sure what's going on with that?