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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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What do you think is the best way to pack a bowl? under packed? over? double foil? four coals? let me know what gives you guys the best results
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Depends on what bowl you use and what tobacco
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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There's no "one size fits all" option, but generally speaking, an Egyptian clay bowl with a single layer of foil and 2-3 natural coals will give you decent results with most tobaccos. Each tobacco is a different animal and must be treated on a case-by-case basis.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:41 AM
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My best bowls are either:

- Vortex + Al Fakher, fouble foil and 1 QL coals (3 half pieces) or 2 cocobrico natural coals.
- Standard + Nakhla, 1 QL coal + backup windcover or 2 cocobrico's
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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It really depends on the tobacco. Each one benefits from something a little different.

In general the fluffy, light packing method is best. Most tobacco will produce great results when packed light and fluffy in most bowls.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Mostly Egyptian Clay bowl, two hookah foils (or one reynolds HD), 3 coco nara's, wind protector when/if they die down before the shisha does.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Mostly Egyptian Clay bowl, two hookah foils (or one reynolds HD), 3 coco nara's, wind protector when/if they die down before the shisha does.
Even on my largest Egyptian bowl two coals is perfect. This may be because I am partial to using the wind cover from the beginning to regulate heat and use less charcoal.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 03:26 PM
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Well I use the overpack method on my bowl with xH00k4hxsn1p3rx's hole pattern and 1 Holland QL

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Those guys who mentioned the egyptian bowl, do you generally overpack it?
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when using my egyptian bowl i generally pack very loose leaving about 3/16ths inch between the foil and the moassel. i use a single layer of heavy duty foil with lots of holes punched in it for airflow. three coconaras evenly spaced around the bowl gives me a great smoke every time. the actual pack, though, varies slightly depending on the brand of moassel i'm smoking. like ari said, the company can make a session great. smoke happy.

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I overpack nak and occassionally DM, in either an Egyptian or a phunnel
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Even on my largest Egyptian bowl two coals is perfect. This may be because I am partial to using the wind cover from the beginning to regulate heat and use less charcoal.
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It really depends on the tobacco. Each one benefits from something a little different.

In general the fluffy, light packing method is best. Most tobacco will produce great results when packed light and fluffy in most bowls.

I've been smoking Nakhla almost exclusively lately, in a fairly large Egyptian bowl. I too use a wind cover. The difference in my setup is that I pack the tobacco pretty dense leaving about a 1/4" gap to the foil. With that tobacco, bowl and packing, I find 3 natural coals and a windcover is pretty much set it and forget it. I usually only rotate the coals once and then only "just because", and can normally just leave the windcover on. I get two rounds of coals with this setup. I should note that I prefer a bit of a warmer smoke.

For wetter tobacco I prefer my Crown Classic bowl. Again I pack fairly dense, not as dense with Nakhla in the Egyptian but still some pack. I generally start with two coals and a windcover, rotating the coals and windcover on/off as needed.
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