One of the best bowls holds good amount of tobbaco and you can have a lot if coals on the bowl much better than the pico and it is also half the price nicest color is ash
Alien Phunel is perfect to smoke Tangiers and nakhla.
So there already is an overwhelmingly positive response to HookahJohn's bowl, but I realized there wasn't a comprehensive review to why it was better. In this review, I'm going to try to get a bit grittier than "it smokes great". Lemme know what you think!
**What's the difference?**
**Size** - First thing you'll notice is that this bowl does not hold a lot of shisha. It holds anywhere about 10-15 grams of Fumari/Nakhla/AF, while a Tangiers pack will take about 20 grams. A normal Vortex/Chinese Phunnel will hold around 20-35 grams of shisha. If you're looking to smoke for 40-60 minutes, this bowl is perfect. If you're smoking 40-60 minutes ad using 20-35 grams of shisha, you'll end up wasting a precious 10 grams.
Something you'll notice is that this bowl feels heavier than more cheaply made bowl. As HJ advertises, this bowl is made from higher quality clay. So how does this translate into better smoke? The bowl holds heat better and distributes heat better. When you're smoking, you want all sides of the bowl heated so you don't burn just the top.
One way I've been able to tell how it holds heat better is by heating my Chinese Phunnel and the HJ Alien and seeing which cools quicker (Chinese).
One more thing is that the phunnel spire is at a good height. Chances are you won't have to grind down the phunnel or put a paper clip into it to keep it from sucking down the foil.
This bowl is great for shorter sessions!