Maybe you are new to Hookah, or just getting into the Funnel bowl craze. Whatever the case may be, here is a simple guide to get you enjoying your Al Fakher with ease!
How to Pack Al Fakher Shisha in a Phunnel Bowl
Step 1. Using your shisha fork, mix the shisha in the container as best as you can to really get the juices all mixed up and evenly distributed. Once you've done that, we are ready to get started.
Step 2. Begin scooping the shisha into the bowl, trying to get it as even as possible all around the funnel trench. Keep filling it in and moving the shisha around to fill in any gaps. Make sure to break up the shisha as much as possible with the fork so you get a nice fluffy evenly distributed pack. You'll want to load the shisha right below the rim, and about even with the middle spire.
Step 3. Once you have the shisha evenly distributed and nice and fluffy. Make sure to clean off all the excess juice on the rim or bowl. You can do this with your hands, or a towel whatever you prefer. This will keep the bowl from scorching the juice and getting your session off to a rough start.
Step 4. Now that you have a perfect pack, and clean bowl, it is time for the foil. We like using 1 layer of HD foil, but if you are a bit nervous about Heat Management, you can use 2. The most important part of the foil, is making sure you get a drum tight seal which will keep your foil from sagging down and burning the shisha. I like to use the push and rotate method to get the best seal I can. Use plenty of foil and pull that tight, don't worry if you tear a piece or 2, it happens to best of us.
Step 5. The shisha is delicately loaded, the foil is drum tight, now it's time to use that Poker we talked about at the top. Using the poker begin poking holes evenly all around the bowl where the shisha is loaded. There isn't a perfect number, or an exact science to the hole patterns but something along these lines seems to work well. We do recommend adding 1 hole right over the funnel spire to give yourself great airflow.
Step 6. You're done! Now all that is left is to enjoy your Hookah. If you aren't sure how to manage the heat, you can check out this EASY Hookah Heat Management 101- Back to Basics tutorial.
Of course we know many folks have a different method and style they use and that is fantastic. This is just a template to get you started with the basics, have fun playing around and figuring out what works best for you!