Re: Props to John at ******* Hookah
I've been using the 3 squares method consistently since I got my large phunnel and CH quick lights. I've been getting amazing results. The key is moving the coals once the smoke has gotten really good.
Start off with the coals centered on / completely covering each of the square hole patterns. Then after about 5 minutes move the coals so that they only half or less of the square holes. If it ends up getting harsh, move the coals completely off of the holes, so that they are resting only on the un-poked foil. Then if you need more heat, move them back over the hoes.
That's what I do, and it works amazingly well.