[quote name='Bulldog_916' date='07 January 2010 - 02:42 PM' timestamp='1262832125' post='443666']
Load your bowl evenly and fully. Fluff it in there and set it in there not firmly and not softly, somewhere in between. I'm thinking just pack it to where it's even and full. Split your coal up, I know you said you didnt want to, but if you do it will make your sessions a lot better. Be sure the 2 pieces of coal are as far opposite of each other on the bowl as possible, usually this means directly across from each other.
Never said I was opposed to breaking the coal, just that I didn't. I'm about to load a bowl and have a session, i'll give this a try, thanks!
[quote name='3lemental' date='07 January 2010 - 01:59 AM' timestamp='1262786374' post='443500']
[quote name='Jacob Shock' date='06 January 2010 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1262772493' post='443488']
the problem is just as arcane says.
so its time to solve this problem 1 of 2 ways.
1. dont pack a full bowl
2. buy respectable coals. 3 kings suck. they burn 2 hot an destroy the flavor. they also taste "dirty". uses some coconaras and youl see.
I am looking forward to getting some decent coals, just the shipping costs to new zealand
Talking of luck, after the conversations last night I was in town today and saw a tiny turkish restaurant with hookahs in the window.... This is interesting I thought to myself, so i go in. Turns out I have found a supplier for proper natural wood coals!! A kilo sack of finger coals for NZ$15 (~$11US). So i'm going to give these a shot soon as i can. Also - i'm now very annoyed at myself for buying a chinese hookah, cos these guys sell KMs at about 1.5 times the price i payed for my chinese one .... Oh well, at least i can upgrade when I have the money
Talk about coincidence, i'm just stoked and i'm ready for some hookah!