Originally Posted by sammniamii
So, if I understand right, you are placing a packed bowl, with foil - into a small container of heated water.... BUT are you submerging the bowl enough to wet down the tobacco or is the water level low enough to avoid getting the tobacco wet, but allow the steam to dampen the tobacco.
The water is not deep enough to reach the shisha. The idea was to get the initial bowl temperature up, not wet down the tobacco. I used hot water because I didn't want to apply direct heat to the clay bowl and risk cracking it from thermal shock. The moisture that rises up into the bowl is a result of the method and not the original intent.