Re: Vortex Bowl Prep...
This is what I've found works with my set-ups and the Vortex bowl....
Stir shisha - mix up the juices well. For everything BUT the new cut of the AF that gives a throat issue, fluffy pack into the bowl just below the line of the holes on the center piece. AF throaty stuff, denser pack - slightly tamp down the shisha instead of leaving fluffy.
1 layer of HD foil, with 2 sets of holes: outside the outer edge and 5 closer to the ceter.
Use a windcover and either 2-3 coco's, 2 -1.5" to 1.75" stick type or 1-1.5 QL's broken in half, placed around the egde. Put coals on and cook for 2-5 min with windcover on and should draw smoke on the first draw.