Re: Idea for a helpful noob thread regarding shisha
AF packing is basic, just break it apart with your fingers and sprinkle it in just below the rim of the bowl so it isn't touching the foil and make sure it's loose to create airflow. If You're using a regular bowl, use something to move the tobacco away from the center hole, that'll help the airflow even more.
In terms of heat, certain flavors tend to be more sensitive than others. EX. Cinnamon doesn't handle heat as well as mint, it's all subjective. Just apply coals as necessary. With something like a vortex, the same principles apply, except for the center hole.